The Talent Equation Podcast
The Talent Equation Podcast
Stuart Armstrong

"Coaches can be big agents for change...but the decks are stacked against them" - a conversation with Chris Cushion

1 hour 11 minutes Posted Dec 21, 2022 at 6:00 am.
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Chris Cushion is Professor of Coaching & Pedagogy at Loughborough University as well as the Head of Coaching at England Netball. Chris is one of the most well known researchers in the world of sports coaching and has published widely.

I asked Chris to join me to disuss the nature of 'direct instruction' which he argues has some to mean something in coaching that is not an accurate way to depict it. Chris and I have disagreed in the past about this subject so we thought it was hight time we got together and had a proper discussion about this area.

Needless to say, we didn't stop there...we also discussed...
  • How poor coach education is as a means to effectively support coaches and develop thier skills
  • Why coach development is so under valued
  • Why technique led coaching is still so prevalent
  • Why the 'toolbox metaphor' limits coaching effectiveness
It was a really interesting and valuable conversation.

Hope you enjoy