Big Picture Thinking is not done by enough people, it’s plain to see, mainly because we’re not taught how to do it, and yet it is only through big picture thinking, that the details we are presented with begin to make any sense.
The new poster on the website, Practical Coaching, is an example of big picture thinking, where all the details have been worked through, and over time, a framework has come together of how all the detail pieces fit together.
And essential there are only four areas to the poster, they being:
Aim & Picture
Base & Growth
Framing & Reinforcement
And what one can do now, when they are looking at all the details that surround coaching and sport, is to decide which area that detail goes into.
Recently I finished reading the book Soccermatics
And as I was going through it, I would come across a pieces of information, and I’ll go, that’s part of the framing, or I’ll come across another piece of information, and I’d go, that’s part of the aim, and so on and so on.
For some of the gems one will come across in the book is that the teams who pass the ball through the midfield, create more goal scoring opportunities, now isn’t that a great reason to begin playing a passing game.
And part of the reason for the Practical Coaching poster, is that I was talking to people who have started coaching, and they were given information of about 40 to 50 pages long, and who wants to look at all of that when they start, whereas, hopefully with something like the Practical Coaching poster, one begins with an outline and a framework to give all venturing into the world of sports coaching something they can hang the details upon.
If one can become a big picture thinker, the confusion begins to dissipate