I have been watching a lot of T20 cricket in the last month.
BBL05 has been broadcast on free-to-air television here in Australia.
During breaks in the coverage, one advert has really grabbed my interest and sent me off thinking about #coachlearninginsport amid the flurries of runs and wickets.
The advert is called The Moment Is Now. It is an advert for Ballarat. It has appeared in various forms.
I found them on a tram in Melbourne in this video (4mins 30 seconds)
I really liked the virtuosity of their perfomance and their ease with each other.
So, my thinking …
Their vocals in the advert are the rhythm of the video. They are invisible but they are there. They appear at the end (of the full version).
The tram session … what invisibility looks like when you make it visible.
I wondered what music forms the backdrop to coach learning.
I wondered if each of us were to make a video of our coaching or our activities in support of coach learning, what images and soundtrack we might include.
I think #coachlearning in sport is the music that is inside us and the ways we share it with others.
The full Ballarat story is 3 minutes.
T20 Big Bash League (Werdan, CC BY-SA 2.0)
“Nice post Keith – Would like to take this opportunity to share my thoughts-
There is music inside all of us. Music should enhance whatever we are doing, and not distort.Doctors and surgeons listen to music on operating table. They either use a earphone device or a tape recorder(if all doctors in room are comfortable). The music and its sound should be acceptable to all. I haven’t coached anyone, but i wonder whether it is a distraction when learning new set skills?. I get distracted if i am learning new skill alone.
Thank you for finding the post, Krishna. You raise some interesting issues linked to music and learning.