“Off the Pitch with Active”
These episodes are to help parents accelerate their children’s development and confidence in their sport by applying the recommendations from professionals, coaches and specialised educators.
#028: Interview with Ben Galloway, Academic and the mind behind Opposite Direction YouTube channel
1:12:57 minutes podcast. I have learned so much in my research into adult behaviours and how it affect our children.
Ben is a young football coach based in Brisbane, Australia. Just off the back on spending the last 9 months in Uganda, East Africa working at a football academy called Football for Good. Currently studying a masters at the Queensland University of Technology and the tutelage of Ian Renshaw and Brendan Moy. He runs a YouTube channel, ‘Opposite Direction’ making short educational videos about coaching and some theoretical ideas that may underpin coaching. Ben puts a lot of his understanding and knowledge down to the people he has connected with and been influenced by during his coaching journey. ‘I am because we are!’
03:15 Introduction and background
10:48 Ben talks about his experience in Uganda
15:30 With so many new terms and learning theories emerging in coaching, is one better than another?
21:00 Ecological psychology-Perception Action Coupling; a new emerging motor learning theory in line with Non-Linear Pedagogy.
26:30 Representative learning, what is it?
38:30 Human experience, does your players enjoy
52:02 Grassroots coaching a sport you don’t know, how?
58:10 How does free play fit in.