Coaching & Development, Performance | May 5, 2022
Exploring player and coach development with Southampton and England Netball.

“There’s a tension there that exists between knowing what you’re going to cover and responding to the humans that are in front of you,” said Iain Brunnschweiler, the Head of Technical Development at English Premier League club Southampton FC.

“We’ve tried to evolve a curriculum, a player development framework, that manages that tension. We want to cover specific topics and we also want to coach the player that’s in front of us.”

Brunnschweiler was speaking onstage at Leaders Meet: Coach & Player Development on the 24 March at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, where he was joined by England Netball Head Coach Jess Thirlby to discuss the progress being made in coach and player development.

During the session, which was moderated by Dan Clements, the Performance Coach Manager at Wales Rugby Union, the duo discussed:

  • Why curriculums need to be carefully implemented [3:00];
  • The value in playbooks and the implications for creativity [12:00];
  • The most meaningful learning experiences they provide [16:00];
  • Finding work-life balance [24:00].

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