Your role is to observe and check for understanding as your players try to demonstrate the key learning points. If they’re having some success, you must provide lots of practice opportunities so they can process everything they’ve learnt.
For example, if the learning activity is about how two players can beat one, then once they have practised this, they need to consolidate. True learning and consolidation will have been achieved when they use their knowledge from this activity in other games and formats.
It’s important to remember to provide a variety of opportunities to practise if you want the new learning to become an integral part of their game.
Once you see that your players are having success, then you’re ready to re-activate with the next part of learning you have in store for them. This is where the whole process begins again.
This cycle provides a useful context for coaches who are developing their practice and beginning to apply an understanding of how learning happens best in their coaching sessions.
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