Worthing Coaching Masterclass
Last month saw the second of our Coaching Masterclass sessions, this time in partnership with Worthing at their Woodside Road home.
This session, kicked-off with briefing from first team coach, Cameron Morrison, who ran through the coaching setup at the club, the way in which video analysis is used, and what a typical week-to-week schedule looked like.
The attendees were then able to watch and listen in as manager, Adam Hinshelwood, briefed his players ahead of that night’s training session. They reviewed and analysed footage from their recent fixture away to Taunton Town and then looked ahead towards the weekends National League South match against Hemel Hempstead Town as, at the time, they continued to push for the play-offs.
Training out on the artificial surface then followed, with the coaches able to see how the Worthing staff adapt their plans depending on the intensity of the game weeks and put into practise elements that they had discussed from the earlier video analysis.
Finally, a question-and-answer session with Hinshelwood took place, where the coaches were able to pick his brains.
Speaking on the masterclass, our development officer, Abi Knight, said: “A huge thank you to Worthing for being so accommodating and helping us deliver a really informative event.
“For our coaches to get that insight is invaluable, and we look forward to continuing with the masterclasses next season.”
After the event, we caught up with a couple of the coaches in attendance to get their thoughts.
Greg Cross, from Lewes Women, said: “It was interesting to see and hear how a semi-professional club go about their coaching on a week-to-week basis, to try and get that edge in the league.
“For me, it was the use of technology in their sessions that I’d definitely be interested in incorporating into my own sessions.”
Gary Bye added: “Blended learning is the way forward for coach education and development. It caters for all learning styles to ensure the best learning experience, develop communities of practice and encourage deeper discussions.
“The Worthing Coaching Masterclass has certainly increased my understanding of new ideas and concepts as the game evolves and build on the level of my current practical coaching performance.
“To any other coaches thinking of going along to a session, I’d say be part of the process in developing your own coaching style and delivery, which in turn will give your players a better experience and deeper understanding of the game. Be lifelong learners!”
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