BOOK REVIEW: The Coach’s Guide To Mind Mapping
Title: A Coach’s Guide To Mind Mapping
Author: Misia Gervis and Temisan Williams
Synopsis: The Coach’s Guide to Mind Mapping is a tool that will help you become an expert coach. Although this particular learning resource uses soccer examples it is a technique that can be universally applied within any sporting context. Because the current demands of modern-day coaching require coaches to know and deliver a greater deal of knowledge to players the mind-mapping technique aims to support the coaching process by helping you to identify and develop your ability to recall technical and tactical knowledge from memory. Additionally the resource can be used to help facilitate the knowledge acquisition process as you journey through your coaching qualifications while developing key learning skills.This book focuses on developing how you – the coach – can remember organize and deliver the technical and tactical information that your players need. It contains guidelines for developing creating and evaluating the impact of the mind-mapping technique. Familiar soccer themes are used to help you follow the mind-mapping examples with ease. Interactive exercises help you to practice the mind-mapping technique reflect on your development and set personal targets. So go ahead – learn coach develop!
FCN Founder Review: This book which is aimed at soccer coaches, is a great way of reinvigorating your planning and development as a coach if you feel you have stagnated or need a change. It presents new and interactive ways to progress and literally map out your learning journey.
Whilst initially flicking through the book it may seem a little complicated, when you sit down and read through stage by stage, the concept of mind mapping starts to flick new ideas and switches in your coaching brain! Providing you with plenty of examples of different types of mind maps, it allows you to develop your own system which will allow you to begin to fully understand where your strengths and weaknesses lie as a coach. This book is a tool to helping you figure out these answers, it does not provide the answers for you, but a new, fun and a different way to map out your coaching future.
This would be a great gift or tool for a coach who has had a couple of years experience under their belt and need of the next step!
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