The Essential Adventure Sports Podcast
Practice and task design for developing learning

Practice and task design for developing learning

August 15, 2020

Matt, Nick and Paul Smith discuss practice and task design in adventure sports. As a coach educator for both British Canoeing and Mountain Training Paul brings a wealth of experience to this conversation. The episode also include top tips for understanding students wants and needs, their motivations and how to engage in goal setting. 

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In this episode:

Matt Giblin: Kayak Essentials
Nick Cunliffe: Kayak Essentials
Paul Smith: Rock and Water Adventures 

A coaching conversation with Rob Yates

A coaching conversation with Rob Yates

August 1, 2020

We're joined by talented paddler and coaching legend Rob Yates. In a wide-ranging discussion, we explore the importance of positive learning environments, potential pitfalls, and the key elements of great coaching sessions. Rob offers advice and reflections on 20+ years of high-level coaching experience.

In this episode:

Rob Yates - We Get Outdoors
Matt Giblin - Kayak Essentials
Nick Cunliffe - Kayak Essentials

 

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How do we practice in adventure sports?

How do we practice in adventure sports?

July 8, 2020

Matt, Nick and Todd Johnstone-Wright discuss practice strategies in adventure sports. In this conversation we take a look at how we can structure practice, the challenges faced by both personal performers and coaches and how to best meet learners needs. 

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In this episode:

Matt Giblin: Kayak Essentials
Nick Cunliffe: Kayak Essentials
Todd Johnstone-Wright: Director of adventure sport for Saint Michael's College

Planning challenges in adventure sports

Planning challenges in adventure sports

June 20, 2020

Matt, Nick and Dan Wilkinson discuss planning challenges in adventure sports. In this episode we tackle key questions such as:

What makes a good plan? How do group dynamics affect expedition decision-making? How might educators develop their students' planning skills? 

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In this episode:

Matt Giblin: Kayak Essentials
Nick Cunliffe: Kayak Essentials
Dan Wilkinson: Dan Wilkinson Coaching

Decision-making in adventure sports

Decision-making in adventure sports

June 6, 2020

Matt, Nick and Dr Loel Collins discuss decision-making in adventure sports. With a mix of theoretical underpinnings and contextualised examples they explore what effective decision making is, how it can be developed and how it is the glue which holds adventure sports participation together.

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In this episode:

Matt Giblin: Kayak Essentials
Nick Cunliffe: Kayak Essentials
Dr Loel Collins: Director of Learning & Development at Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre

 

Adventure sport leadership - effective leadership & assessment tactics

Adventure sport leadership - effective leadership & assessment tactics

May 23, 2020

Matt, Nick & Adam discuss adventure sport leadership - in a lively exchange they consider effective leadership, offer insights into paddlesport & mountaineering leader assessments, and share good practice and pitfalls for candidates. 

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In this episode:

Matt Giblin: Kayak Essentials
Nick Cunliffe: Kayak Essentials
Adam Harmer: Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre, Liverpool John Moores University

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