Fairfax County (VA) football coaches attend Push-Pull Coaching workshop
Fairfax County (VA) football coaches attended a coaching skills workshop facilitated by e.t.c coaching consultants on May 6 and 7. 2016. Organized by Dick Adams a USA Football Regional Master Trainer on behalf of Fairfax County Public Schools, over 30 youth and high school football coaches engaged in a workshop designed to challenge them to think about how they do what they do.
Specific learning outcomes for the Push-Pull Coaching workshop enabled coaches to:
Analyze how coaches guide and support learning
Explore the concepts of push and pull coaching
Consider how these can be used to support player development
Reflect on how effectively coaches integrate a blend of push and pull in their own coaching
As part of the workshop coaches were required to teach peers a novel task which was used to explore coach-centred (push) and player-centred (pull) teaching and learning strategies. A mix of novel tasks were taught including changing a diaper, flying a drone and daisy-chaining an electrical chord. These provided outstanding opportunities to consider how best to coach for performance improvement.