A fresh look at the information we need to become skilful; the role of instructions, demonstrations and feedback in coaching.
Sam Davies skilfully reading the rock on KGB at Willyabrup in Western Australia. Photo by Siu On.
During my undergraduate years in the mid-1990s, I had two fascinating conversations that left a very big and lasting impression on me. One was with a paddler called Aled Lloyd Williams, then a member and coach of the UK rodeo team (now known as freestyle); the other was with a climber called Johnny Dawes who was arguably the most revolutionary climber of that era. Continue reading “Developing Skill Part 1. Listening to the elite.”