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A Fra Mauro kind of week

Fra Mauro was a cartographer. He lived in the Republic of Venice in the fifteenth century. I found out about him in James Cowan's (1997)...

Price and Value as a Performance Analyst

Background This post what I think Mark Upton calls a fragment. It is my attempt to pull together some strands in a debate I need...

Understanding

Mark Upton wrote a post this week titled KPIs, Comparative Coaching & Classrooms. In September, Mark and Ric Shuttleworth will begin facilitating conversations about ‘relearn...

Mechanisms and Machineries

Mark Upton has posted his eighth fragment in his compelling discussion of sport systems. I am fascinated by Mark's insights. His latest post coincides with...

Complex Systems in Sports

An international congress of complex systems in sports is being held in Barcelona in October 2017. The venue is the Camp Nou Stadium. There is...

#coachlearninginsport Moving from 'No … But' to 'If … Then' and on to 'Yes...

I was struck by the introductory paragraph in an Esko Kilpi discussion of pattern recognition. Esko argued: The way we want to make sense of...

Richard, Mark, Darrell, Sheila, and Arvo

I spent part of yesterday listening to Richard Tognetti. Richard appeared on Radio National's Music Show here in Australia. He was discussing nerves, fear and...

#coachlearninginsport: technology, data and pedagogy

Introduction Two blog posts last week set me off thinking about technology, data and coach learning. Both posts came to me through my Medium alerts. Mark and...

Coaching as an Occupation

Introduction I received two excellent alerts today. Both helped me think more about coaching as an occupation. I am feeling very reflective at the moment, more...

Connecting and Flipping

I wrote about Flipping yesterday. Overnight Mark Upton commented on the post. I admire Mark's work immensely and was delighted he shared links to examples...