John O'Sullivan

#166 The Purpose of Coaching is NOT to Fix the Next 30 Seconds: A Conversation with Mark Bennett and Alan Keane

#166 The Purpose of Coaching is NOT to Fix the Next 30 Seconds: A Conversation with Mark Bennett and Alan Keane

This week on the Way of Champions Podcast, we welcome Alan Keane and Mark Bennett, both previous guests on our podcast. We dive into the purpose of coaching, how to be a "deficit detector", and the behaviors a coach needs to help their players become problem solvers. If you have listened to episodes #31, #76, or #90, then you know you are in for a treat!    Alan Keane is the Great Britain and England U20 Head Men’s Basketball Coach. Alan has been involved with professional and international basketball for the past ten years, as both the England U16 and U18 Head Coach for the European Championships, as well as assistant coach for the Reading Rockets Senior team.   Mark Bennett MBE is a former British Commando and senior instructor within the Army Physical Training Corps that has transformed his nearly 30 years of practice and research into developing the Performance Development Systems (PDS); a robust set of principles that can facilitate world class learning and performance cultures and environments. During his Military career Mark was the senior instructor running the commando training wing and was the first person to redesign the preparatory training to focus on developing mental robustness within soldiers to increase the pass rate on one of the toughest courses in the British Army.   Highlights from the Podcast: Needs versus wants methodology  How important is it to always be evolving yourself as a coach? Alan and Mark discuss intervention best practices  What is the purpose of coaching? How do we know if the choice we made was good or bad? What is a deficit detector? "Behaviors transcend tactics" Do your players know what the success criteria is for a great performance? What is the importance of hot and cold reviews?   Resources Mentioned Registration for Coaching Mentorship LIVE Course starting May 19th PDS Coaching Website: https://www.pdscoaching.com WOC Episode #31 with Mark Bennett WOC Episode #76 with Mark Bennett WOC Episode #90 with Alan Keane WOC Episode #164 with Ben Freakley               Help Support the Podcast! Become a Podcast Champion! …and get FREE access to ALL of our online courses.    If you love the podcast, we would love for you to become a Podcast Champion, (https://www.patreon.com/wayofchampions) for as little as a cup of coffee per month (OK, its a Venti Mocha), to help us up the ante and provide even better interviews, better sound, and an overall enhanced experience. Plus, as a $10 per month Podcast Super-Champion, you will have access to never before released and bonus material, including:  Downloadable transcripts of the podcasts, so you don't have to crash your car trying to take notes! A monthly discussion with John, James, Jerry, and other special guests talking about the previous month's episodes and answering some of the FAQs we received that month A code to get free access to our online course called "Coaching Mastery," usually a $97 course, but yours for free for becoming a patron. Access to an online community of coaches like you who are dedicated listeners of the podcast, and will be able to answer your questions and share their coaching experiences.     Thank you for all your support these past two years, and a special big thank you to all of you who become part of our inner circle, our patrons, who will enable us to take our podcast to the next level. https://www.patreon.com/wayofchampions

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