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Performance-based outcomes

Why involve players in planning and decision-making for the game? Watch Paddy Upton explain.

Winning isn’t a habit; it’s a result.

As we saw in the previous step, focusing on the moment, and the next few moments, is going to have a more positive impact on the outcome than looking to the future – to the moment the siren sounds or the bell rings to signal the end of class or to the end of the project.

During the planning phase it’s important to ask players what they think is going to give them the best possible chance of achieving the outcome and what they’ll focus on play-by-play, ball-by-ball. In this way, they have some input into decision-making and to their own game.

As a coach, one question to ask yourself is whether a player who’s under pressure and needs to focus on those things that are important right now is clear on what they have to do right now to achieve the goal. Determining if each player is clear on the goals is a fundamental step in a player-centred approach.

Your task

In the video I discuss the importance of being present in the moment and how the acronym ‘What’s Important Now (WIN)’ can assist players to be present.

Wilber’s integral map places an individual’s visible and tangible skills and behaviours in the top-right quadrant and invisible and intangible attributes in the top-left quadrant.

Imagine you’re a coach who wants to implement a player-centred approach to planning. In the comments, share the arguments you could make to senior officials/leaders and players, to convince them of the importance of incorporating both quadrants in the planning process.

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