the blind spot: why rote learning is still the go-to for coaches
coaches are often under pressure to deliver results. Therefore, they are likely to turn to a known teaching strategy to help them get results.
here are five reasons why coaches still cling to rote learning:
rote learning can produce perceived improvements in the short term.
conforming to norms
coaches may feel pressure to conform to traditional teaching methods, especially if they are new or lack confidence in their own abilities.
coaches are less likely to explore alternative teaching methods that aren’t widely accepted, especially in high-pressure environments.
blind spots bias
coaches may be more likely to use rote learning if it’s how they were taught or how they learned to coach, even if it is not the most effective method for their players.
lack of knowledge
we don’t know what we don’t know. volunteer coaches may not have the time and resources to research various teaching methodologies, therefore they turn to the most simple and commonly accepted one.