Making your training more effective starts with learning from your past experiences, both good and bad. Understanding the value of debriefing and having a process in place is therefore essential. On this episode of the GAINcast, Vern explains some best practices for debriefing based on a career of experience.
This Episode’s Question: How can debriefs be implemented to get the most out of training?
At the start of the episode Vern spends some time discussing the value of debriefing. It takes time, btu it is worth it:I've done my best coaching is when I deeply reflected and analyzed what I was doing. @coachgambetta Click To Tweet Rather than a chore, reflection should be seen as a tool for self improvement. @coachgambetta. Click To Tweet Every rep, every drill, every exercise is an opportunity to evaluate. @coachgambetta. Click To Tweet
Later in the episode we focus on best practices, how to get athletes involved in the process, and other tips on implementing a successful debriefing process:Debrief tips: identify what should be evaluated, collect evidence & make it practical. @coachgambetta Click To Tweet Your debrief always go back to your foundation purpose and core values. @coachgambetta Click To Tweet Use the debrief to connect to the athlete and add deeper meaning. @coachgambetta Click To Tweet
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- A great book on coaching which covers this topic is Coaching Better Every Season: A year-round system for athlete development and program success by Wade Gilbert. Gilbert was a guest on GAINcast 7 and is a faculty member and presenter at GAIN.
- Related topics were discussed on GAINcast 19: Winning the Workout and GAINcast 31: Optimizing Your Workout. In addition, coach Harry Marra discussed Ashton Eaton’s debriefing process on GAINcast 47.
- Another book mentioned in this episode is Glad To Be Here: My lessons learned as a Blue Angels flight leader and pilot by Donnie Cochran.
- Vern posted this week on Frank Dick’s 4 Rs of debriefing which he also mentioned in this episode: reason, reality, reflection, and response.