Grassroots: The Minor Hockey Show

Episode 71 - Do our coaches need what they're doing in Australia?

April 18, 2022 Richard Bercuson
Grassroots: The Minor Hockey Show
Episode 71 - Do our coaches need what they're doing in Australia?
Show Notes

Those who run Australian sports have concluded that the coaching of children has become too structured. Now they're doing something about it. The CEO of Water Polo Australia, Richard McInnes, explains what it is and how they're going about it. Interestingly, it involves many of the same approaches to coaching children as are being advocated in Canada. He also reveals their novel way to entice coaches to become better educated and trained. Here is the link to the cricket video he referenced in the podcast: vimeo.com/184622185.  It employs the same ideas USA Hockey used in 2014 when they placed adults on a frozen river to point out what kids see on a large rink. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXhxNq59pWg). Opening and closing guitar music for this episode is "Waltzing Matilda" as performed by Australia's brilliant guitarist Tommy Emmanuel.