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Learning and Transfer. The Wednesday Weekly Roundup is Where The Coaching Conversation Points You to Interesting Articles on Coaching, Leadership, Sports, Performance, Health and Fitness, and sometimes, money.

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Learning in the Ugly Zone (Dynamics Coaching)

Great read in the realm of learning and transfer. It contains less jargon than most articles about constraints based and non-linear learning and includes this great image.

Participation in High School Sports had first decline in 30 years (NFHS)

But, a little good news

The most significant increases from last year were registered in the adapted and Unified sports programs. The various adapted sports sponsored by schools across the country gained 4,102 participants, while Unified sports participation increased 2,938.

The Growing Trend of Sport Specialization. Is it worth it. (Herald.net)

Based on the rationale in this article, the answer is no, and you have to think it has some effect on the diminishing numbers of participants.

Researchers suggest amount of practice is not what differentiates great musicians from the merely good (Phys.org)

Gladwell really affected the way in which we view Ericsson’s work on deliberate training. Of course, it’s not simply the amount. It is quality and many specific requirements to be considered deliberate training. Talent, passion and intrinsic motivation matter.

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Peak is a great book.



7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People (Fast Company)

(My favorite) #7 : Highly emotionally intelligent people are lifelong learners, constantly growing, evolving, open to new ideas, and always willing to learn from others. Being critical thinkers, they are open to changing their minds if someone presents an idea that is a better fit. While they are open to ideas from others, and continuously gathering new information, they ultimately trust themselves and their own judgment to make the best decision for themselves.

Carli Lloyd not afraid to step up and try being an NFL kicker (Inquirer)

Lloyd has support from U.S. coach Jill Ellis, who volunteered to be her agent.

“I think 100 percent she could do it,” Ellis said “I think she’s got the steel internally, and I think she’s got the range in her leg. … I think it’s very cool.”

Robin Fraser: In Every Way I’ve Improved (Denver Post)

“Having seen the league and how the demands change over time, I have a good idea of what it takes to be successful in the league,” Fraser said. “Developing players is something I really enjoy doing. I like taking young players and giving them the thought process to be successful.”

FAI Appoint Leading Pauw Dutch Manager to WNT (FAI)
Learn and Get Better (TCC)
John Kessel Interview from Love What You Play

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