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Our Coaching Philosophy The best teachers are the best students
We have been evolving over the past few years (and still are) and we have personally developed a new approach to delivering technical teaching methods. We utilize the "Guided Discovery" method of teaching; the ’vocal focal point’ is not the coach, (who can end up becoming a ’play by play commentator’ in some cases!) but rather the most important person – the young player.
We aim to empower the players with as much responsibility as they can handle. We truly want the game to become the teacher. We achieve that with our new ’Problem Solving Sessions’. We, as teachers, should prompt of course, but we can learn more about our students by observing how they solve the problems themselves. The best teachers are the best students.
Please do not be confused if you see our teachers simply observing (and not shouting and ranting directions or orders). To the untrained eye it may seem that we are not coaching, but simply ask the students if we are or not. We probably already have quietly given them guidelines to follow and problems to solve, you will be amazed at what you see. We have found that the Guided Discovery Method coupled with the Problem-Solving Session will stay with them a lot longer, rather than always waiting for the coaches next orders!
We do not focus on coaching to ‘win a game at all costs’; we focus on how we play as a team and the individuals within that team. No matter what formation one plays or what fantastic tactics we put on a white board. The team is only as good as the individuals in that team, so therefore it is common sense to concentrate on teaching techniques within a team format.
As a person and teacher, I have been evolving since my first foray into coaching at English Premiership Club West Bromwich Albion FC in 1985 and I personally have developed this new approach to delivering a technical teaching methodology. 'Have you been Gibbo'd ?' !!!
"I hear and I forget. I see and I Remember. I do and I understand" Confucius b. 551 BC "I understand and I can now teach others" Gibbo 2018