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March 13, 2019
Excelsior AD Club newsletter March 2019 We have had so much happen in the last month, and exciting things happening in the run up to Easter, it is best to keep them all in one place. So here you go. 6 members complete their Athletic Development Coaching Course Archie, Daisy, Flora, Jakin, Rebecca and Stephanie […]
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Over coaching – let the kids play

Do you let your kids play?

Child's play cricketDo you allow them to be free spirited and learn and experiment? Do you have excessive structures and control over sport? You could be stopping your kids from developing into creative instinctive athletes.

This has been shown in teaching under 5s here. It equally applies to motor skill learning and skill acquisition (including making warm ups fun).

This article on brain centred learning shows the relevance in football of allowing decision making and allowing athletes to develop all round.

Too much structure and organisation could inhibit learning.

Free play and chaos can actually enhance development in the long term.

Have the confidence in your coaching to create environments that encourage individualism and expression.

Parents, try putting the smart phone down and just play with your kids: let them lead and see what fun you can have. This isn’t about “coaching” it’s about letting children be children and play on their terms, rather than just trying to please adults.

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Robin Williams GB Footballer Paralympian
I have been training with James for over four years now and firmly believe he has played a key role in my transformation as an athlete and therefore as a footballer. It’s fair to say I was in poor condition in various aspects when we first met, however, James’ ability to focus on the most important things and eliminate the baggage from training has enabled me to develop rapidly, having missed selection for the 2009 European Championships I am now a regular in the starting lineup.
 
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