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Skip to 0 minutes and 5 secondsPADDY UPTON: Welcome to week two. Last week, we discussed the changing leadership and coaching landscape, introduced five methods to growing others, and highlighted the need to do more coaching and less instructing. This week, we'll explore how athletes learn and grow, introducing a framework to help you shift from instruction to more of a coaching approach. We will also go into detail around two key aspects of this learning cycle that will help create thinking players with more buy-in and engagement, and that will ultimately lead to both increased and more consistent learning, development, and success.

Welcome to Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of Coaching in the Knowledge Era. This week we explore an experiential learning cycle and its application to coaching.

In order to move forward into the knowledge era, it’s our contention that players be engaged in every part of the experiential learning cycle.

The learning cycle, adapted from the work of educator David Kolb, is a useful tool to help us better understand how coaches can shift from instruction to more of a coaching approach. We’ll explore this learning cycle in more detail throughout the week.

In addition, I share some practical examples of how I engage players in all aspects of the learning cycle, as well as how I invite players to share their review/observations of the game: in effect, how I harness the collective intelligence held within the team.

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