Can struggle make you smarter? Play this quiz to understand why practicing deeper is far more efficient than practicing harder.
After you play the quiz, ask yourself the same question. This time, however, ask it from the perspective of a teacher-coach. Can struggle make your players smarter?
If the answer to that question, is still yes. Then it’s important to begin to assess how you’re creating struggle in your practice environment for your players. A couple thoughts…
- What type of coach are you?
- How do you communicate with your team? That is, are you the “guide on the side” or the “sage on the stage”?
- Do you understand the nature of memory and how to harness its power in your coaching?
- Are you creating an environment where your athletes can retain 90% of what they learn?