Simplicity is about doing the least amount of things in the most effective way, without reducing the quality of what you do and if you understand simplicity, the quality of the things that you do, rises.
Before you begin coaching, it helps to understand what sport is about.
At its essence and simplicity, sport is about space and time and you’re either trying to create space and time for yourself or deny the opposition space and time.
The reason for this simplicity is because to create space and time you need to take away and de clutter, because:
If you create space, you create time.
It’s in the space and time that’s created is where the magic in sport happens, for the more space and time you create, the more magic that can happen.
In a sporting sense, this magic is in better quality decision making and if you make better decisions, your standard of play will rise and if you practice and improve upon your skills, then your execution of the decisions rises to.
That’s what simplicity is all about in sport, creating the space and time to make better quality decisions because everything you do in sport is decision making, especially on the field, for:
If you’re not making a decision, you’re not in the game
The opposite of simplicity is complexity, which means to add, and clutter, which reduces the space and time because you end up having more things to do, thereby reducing your decision making time, which is the opposite of what you want to achieve.
Over the next three days find out why the other 3 pillars of:
Links in with simplicity, for like anything in life, it’s all connected to make one.
Simplicity creates space and time to make better quality decisions