Welcome to Dynamics Coaching

Marianne Davies’ coaching experience includes more than 20 years of working in sports, academic and corporate environments. She is a coach educator, assessor and national trainer. Marianne spent eight years in the role of Coaching Manager for Canoe Wales and before that was responsible for participation development.

Marianne worked for many years as a full-time senior adventure sports coach during which time she was responsible for the design and delivery of a two-year practical-based module for a Sports Science & Outdoor Education degree course at Bangor University. As well as training and assessing other coaches.

In this conversation we discuss…

– How to use constraints in the sport of canoeing
– An ecological approach to equestrian sports
– How to facilitate learning that is in the ‘ugly zone’

This is a great conversation, I hope you enjoy.


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Dynamics Coaching is feeling inspired.
Thank you to all of you who have listened to this episode of the River Tiger Podcast!

I am blown away by the number of downloads and the incredible feedback from so many of you!

This makes the hard work worth every minute (it's not all hard work- I love meeting and listening to my incredible guests).

Look out for our upcoming episodes. We have some incredible guests and topics lined up including, exploring embodied cognition in formula one racing, keeping, competing horses barefoot, and coach development.
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Join us for a thought-provoking series of nine webinars for tutors and assessors in sport or physical activity looking to connect, innovate and collaborate
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Research shows that anthropomorphism challenges traditional wildlife management.
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Great to have this paper published.

What do you pay attention to as an athlete (or participant)?

As a coach, how much do you think about how your instructions, demonstrations, feedback, and practice design directs the focus of attention of those you are working with?

Why does it matter for learning and skill development?

It was an honour to collaborate with two brilliant coauthors on this paper and bring together both an information processing (IP) and ecological dynamics (ED) explanation to impact focus of attention.