Andrew Sheaff is a swimming coach with 15 years of experience in coaching at the collegiate level in the United States. In order to improve the skill acquisition of his athletes and overcome some of the challenges of traditional coaching methods he has implemented a constraints-led approach to motor learning in his coaching practice. We discuss this topic in detail in today's interview.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-What is a constraints-led approach (CLA) to learning and how is it different from a traditional approach?
-Task, individual and environmental constraints and how to use them
-How the roles and responsibilities of coaches and swimmers change when going from a traditional to a constraints-led approach
-Using a CLA in swim coaching to improve skills and fitness simultaneously
-How the implementation of CLA changes based on athletes' ages, ability levels, swimmers vs. triathletes, etc.
-Challenges of using the CLA in swim coaching
-How an individual (e.g. podcast listener) can implement the CLA themselves to improve their swimming skills
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LINKS AND RESOURCES:
A Constraints-Led Approach to Swim Coaching - Andrew's book
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