Borrowing other coaches drills, exercises and ideas seems to be frowned upon, and yet it is what the great artists do, they grab ideas from others, add their own twist to it, and it becomes an original.
“Bad artists copy, good artists steal” – Pablo Picasso
So if one is starting out on the coaching path, grab any drill you want, from anywhere, and as one gets better and better, then one will begin making up their own.
And the following is a couple of examples I’ve borrowed, for why reinvent the wheel?
Split Vision Tutorial – Hockey Heros TV
3D Skills Tutorial – Hockey Heros TV
Everyone is always building upon what someone else has done, though always remember, sport is always changing, and though some drills, games and exercises are timeless, most will fall by the wayside over time.
And don’t only stick to ones own sports, for there are a number of drills, exercises and games which cross over all barriers, for soccer, netball and hockey have a lot more in common than people realize, especially in the ball movement patterns on the field.
Run, Catch & Pass Drills – Crusaders Series
Netball Passing Drills
Soccer Passing Drills
Hockey Passing Drills
FC Bayen – Top 5 Rondo
It’s amazing all of the variations on the same theme, and by watching the above, one should find stuff that they can use and also begin to become more creative in one’s own thinking. And a key to these drills is to name them, the first time one will have to explain how it works, and attach the name to it.
And then after that, each time you do the drill, exercise or game, all you have to do is say, we’re going to do the hub, or fish, or hour glass, because by naming things, practices move and flows onto the next things so much easier and quicker, for everyone remembers a picture, not the explanation.
Little Book Of Talent – Tip #21
A bit of borrowing doesn’t go amiss for bad artists copy, good artists steal