This workshop will look at the fundamental coaching skill of observation. It will examine the role and ways in which observation can be used in the learning cycle of performance development. We will look at observational models and levels, selective attention, and the observational behaviours of effective coaches as defined by recent academic research. The use of technology and its role in supporting analysis and feedback will also be explored.
About the workshop provider:
Dean 'Sid' Sinfield
Sid has worked in the outdoors for 29 years. During this time he’s coached, instructed, taught and lead in a wide range of settings. Currently, he is a senior instructor at Plas y Brenin where he leads on Teaching and Learning across the centre’s provision. He holds the MIA, Winter ML and IML awards as well as numerous British Canoeing Coaching awards. He has an MSc in Performance Coaching and is currently studying for a D.Prof in Elite Performance. Whilst enjoying academic pursuits his primary interest is in bring this knowledge to improve practical applications in the mountains, on the rocks and on the water.