Restraints creates boundaries, and within the boundaries, the creativity can flourish, and yet when we are looking to do things, we are looking to remove the restraints.
And the above reminds me of a quote from Earnest Rutherford:
“We haven’t got the money, so we’ve got to think”
And when it comes to exercises and drills, how many different variations can one come up with when working within a square.
Top 10 Soccer Passing Drills
Netball Passing Drill
Rugby Passing Drills
Hockey Passing Drill
So having restraints and boundaries can actually provide the impetus to come up with novel and creative solutions, for if one just copies what others do, you’ll only get similar results.
The Power Of Creative Constraints
So if one thinks one needs everything to be successful, that only sets one up for failing, look at what you’ve got, one might be surprised at what one sees.
Daniel Coyle – The Talent Code In Stevens Point (talk starts @ 34.40 min mark)
And even within the restraints of using a square, on can come up with a variety of passing drills to suit the age and the sport that one is working with, and interestingly enough, no mention was said about the size of the square to be worked within