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Today I’m talking with Vincent Minjares. He’s a youth basketball coach, as well as a PhD student at AUT University investigating athlete learning and development through sport. And in my opinion, one of the most interesting guys in the business.
On the show, we cover all sorts, from what Vince thinks youth sport is for, to his coaching philosophy, and why he came to New Zealand to study it.
We chat about the messiness of coaching and why Vince thinks it’s such a beautiful thing, and how professional sport in influencing young lives.
We discuss fixed versus growth mind-set, what ’fun’ looks like in a training environment, and how you can improve you coaching, including some great examples from Vince.
We begin our chat with a fascinating discussion about what Vince learnt from growing up playing basketball in the backyard with his dad.
Sweet Links from the Show:
- Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi: Applications of Flow in Human Development and Education, Chapter 7 – Learning, Flow and Happiness
- Good Sports
- Lynn Kidman – Athlete Centred Coaching
- Carol Dweck – Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
- Jeff Duncan-Andrade: What a coach can teach a teacher
- Josh Waitzkin: The Art of Learning
- Searching for Bobby Fisher
- Zone of proximal development