Coaches – learn how to do the “Flip”
Posted by Dean Holden at February 25th, 2013
By Mark Upton, Coach Enhancement Platform, 12 July 2012
For those coaches who follow the latest happenings in education circles you may have heard of the term “Flipped Classroom”. If you haven’t, no matter – you will soon be up to speed after reading below and watching the video presentation.
So what exactly does this have to do with my coaching you say? Well, whilst the Coach Enhancement Platform has been designed for developing coaches, it is also a great solution for player development. As many coaches can attest, video is a great resource for helping your players understand some of the tactical concepts involved in team sports – let’s call it a players “game knowledge”.
So with that in mind, this video presentation is going to look at how the Coach Enhancement Platform can be used in a “Flipped Classroom” approach to enhance your players’ acquisition of “game knowledge”. In brief it will answer:
- What is the “Flipped Classroom”?
- How is it relevant for me as a coach and my player’s development?
- How does the Coach Enhancement Platform fit in?
- What are the challenges and advantages with this approach?
It is relevant to sports coaches who have access to any sort of video content to help in their coaching. It is also applicable for PE teachers and fits well within the TGFU (Teaching Games for Understanding) method.
This video presentation is lengthy (almost 20 minutes) so grab a coffee and then press play.
FINAL NOTE: To be true to the concept, I should be getting you to think and tell me something after viewing (you will understand once you have watched the video). With that in mind, I will pose the following question for you to ponder as you go through:
Have you, or how could you, use this approach in your coaching?