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We hang out with some of the coolest coaches in the best learning environments around the world to discover how they're using MatchPlay Cards to #ChangeTheGame.

Promote decisions makers and add in-game challenges to stretch and support your players to #ChangeTheGame with MatchPlay Cards. They're totally multisport! Discover the full MatchPlay Card range here: www.thecoachinglab.org/matchplaycards

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Valuing the individual - Phil Shead - Middlesborough Football Club

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Mike Kirby: Being a VIP Coach
Mike Kirby: Being a VIP Coach
Another guest from our UK TOUR, High Wycombe Director of Rugby, Mike Rugby is here to talk grassroots coaching and ways we can support coaches to add in-game challenges into training. Rugby World Cup winner Lewis Moody was one of the first to introduce Mike to MatchPlay Cards©️ with his company Mad Dog Rugby. Get in touch for our club bundle deals via email on info@thecoachinglab.org or shop your decks right NOW: https://www.thecoachinglab.org/shop
29:46
December 02, 2022
Antony Gosling: Starting sessions with games
Antony Gosling: Starting sessions with games
Fresh from joining us our UK TOUR stop in Hertford, Head of Academy Performance at St Albans City FC, Anthony Golsing jumps in to share how the impact of using games as soon as players arrive, designing tournaments with MatchPlay Cards©️ and capturing learning with Reflection MatchPlay Cards©️. Shop your deck of challenge cards now 🛒https://www.thecoachinglab.org/shop
29:56
November 16, 2022
LIVE RECORDING: Adding MatchPlay Cards©️ to your games
LIVE RECORDING: Adding MatchPlay Cards©️ to your games
Need some more ideas on ways to challenge your players? This one is for you! We are joined by three awesome some teaching friends who share their experiences of using a games based approach and MatchPlay Cards©️.  Deck out your whole department with MatchPlay Cards today by exploring our school bundles: info@thecoachinglab.org or https://www.thecoachinglab.org/contact
33:39
November 03, 2022
Giving pupils ownership - Ben Shields - Harrow Bangkok
Giving pupils ownership - Ben Shields - Harrow Bangkok
It’s another Physed special on the podcast this week with Ben Shields, Head of Primary School PE & Sport at Harrow Bangkok. We chat about creating a values festivals with MatchPlay Cards, creating engaging instant actives for pupils to explore and how we can use games as a learning tool. You will finish this episode with LOADS of new ideas! Grab a deck of MatchPlay Cards ready for your school and club season now: https://www.thecoachinglab.org/shop and share your reflections across socials @The_CoachingLab. Checkout the work of Ben at @BenSheilds2 on twitter.
34:56
August 22, 2022
Getting learning out of your games - Stephanie Sandino
Getting learning out of your games - Stephanie Sandino
Live from California, Physed Teacher Stephanie is on the podcast to share ideas on small sided games, creating real learning gold in your lessons and ways to add MatchPlay Cards©️ in your games. Follow Stephanie on socials @Smsandio Get a deck of MatchPlay Cards©️ NOW ready for the return of sport or for your whole department with our bulk bundles by emailing info@thecoachinglab.org or https://www.thecoachinglab.org/ 
31:10
August 02, 2022
Getting more back from the game - Adam Colley
Getting more back from the game - Adam Colley
Adam has been supporting coaches on England Handball and The FA Coach Education programmes with stacks of new ideas on how to use a games based approach. A believer in MatchPlay Cards© since they were first launch in 2019, Adam shares reflections and ways to get the most out of your challenge cards.  UK Tour dates NOW LIVE: https://www.thecoachinglab.org/events  Shop your MatchPlay Cards© now: https://www.thecoachinglab.org/shop @The_CoachingLab
28:21
July 18, 2022
Games within games - West Ham United - Ross Brooks
Games within games - West Ham United - Ross Brooks
West Ham United Academy Coach, Ross Brooks is on the podcast to chat how they are adding MatchPlay Cards into the Foundation Phase. The Academy of West Ham United F.C. is recognised as one of the most successful football academies in modern football, hence its nickname the Academy of Football. Joe Cole, Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard and more recently Declan Rice have all graduated from the famous academy.  Shop your MatchPlay Cards© now: https://www.thecoachinglab.org/shop @The_CoachingLab
34:11
May 11, 2022
Coaching with love and care - Sean Crane - Dulwich Prep School
Coaching with love and care - Sean Crane - Dulwich Prep School
Joined by Head of Football Dulwich Prep Sport, Sean Crane we sits down to reflect an epic morning of games with MatchPlay Cards as we supported staff to deliver a football session for their players and staff. Designing games, setting problems and adding team and player missions with MatchPlay Cards, there is plenty of takeaways to impact your coaching. Want us to come and support your coaches and teachers? Drop us an an email on info@thecoachinglab.org Shop your decks of MatchPlay Cards: www.thecoachinglab.org
34:55
April 28, 2022
Player lead game days - Matt Boyle - Dundee United
Player lead game days - Matt Boyle - Dundee United
Shop your MatchPlay Cards© now: https://www.thecoachinglab.org/shop @The_CoachingLab Current Dundee United Academy Coach and former Head of Children at Hamilton Accies FC, Matt Boyle is the on the podcast this week. A believer in a games based approach to coaching, Matt shares ideas on how he got his U11s to lead their own game day, why he adds game day challenges in for players using MatchPlay Cards and how he changes the car journey home for parents with Reflection MatchPlay Cards.
35:38
April 11, 2022
Adultification of youth sport- Salisbury Rovers FC
Adultification of youth sport- Salisbury Rovers FC
This week we are joined by Debbie Sayers of Salisbury Rovers FC, the youth football club committed to children’s rights by taking a “player centred” approach to another level. #LetThemPlay. A must listen for all those working within your sport as we explore how to create great sporting experiences, the right to be heard principles and the impact of a games programme. Using MatchPlay Cards© in their sessions to give players choice, challenge and create opportunities to co-design their own sessions. Shop your MatchPlay Cards© now: https://www.thecoachinglab.org/shop Find out more about the work of Sailsbury on twitter at @SalisburyRovers.
30:20
March 18, 2022
Foundation Phase Coaching - John Lawson - Rangers Football Club
Foundation Phase Coaching - John Lawson - Rangers Football Club
Lead Foundation Phase coach at Rangers Football Club John Lawson joins us live from the club training ground to chat academy football, coaching through games and how he is using MatchPlay Cards with players across the Foundation Phase curriculum. SHOP MATCHPLAY CARDS: https://www.thecoachinglab.org/shop 
47:36
March 02, 2022
The future game - James Coughlan OLY
The future game - James Coughlan OLY
Rio 2016 Olympian, 70+ Caps for the New Zealand Black Sticks and now Talent Development Officer at North Harbour Hockey, James Coughlan OLY jumps on the podcast. Using MatchPlay Cards to imbed a games-based approach and develop the future skills of players. Discover MatchPlay Cards here: https://www.thecoachinglab.org/shop Share your reflections across social media @The_CoachingLab
45:44
February 09, 2022
Learning the game, not the drill - Danny Fowler
Learning the game, not the drill - Danny Fowler
A must listen with your notebook at the ready! Danny Fowler of DF Coaching chats on the podcast about his work at Middlesbrough Football Club and throughout the grassroots Foundation Phase as he uses games as a learning tool for players to explore their game. Setting team challenges Themed pitches and games The making of the best 60 minutes a week Using MatchPlay Cards across their programmes at DF Coaching and Middlesbrough Football Club, you can SHOP YOUR CARDS HERE: https://www.thecoachinglab.org/shop
47:50
January 17, 2022
Valuing the individual - Phil Shead - Middlesborough Football Club
Valuing the individual - Phil Shead - Middlesborough Football Club
Middlesborough Football Club Head of Coaching, Phil Shead shares why the famed academy is renowned for player development and how the first team famously once fielded a whole starting lineup of academy graduates. Using MatchPlay Cards across the Foundation Phase and into the Youth Development Phase, The Coaching Lab has supported Middlesborough FC coaches throughout 2021 to get the most out of a games-based approach to coaching with our MatchPlay Cards. SHOP NOW: www.thecoachinglab.org/shop
45:51
January 01, 2022
Games Workshop: Live Recording
Games Workshop: Live Recording
A podcast special to wrap up 2021! Professor Stephen Harvey (Ohio University), Rus Smith (Wolverhampton University), and Paul Barry (Crystal Palace FC) join us to share tones of ideas of using games in sessions and ways to get the most out of MatchPlay Card in your sessions.  Discover your MatchPlay Cards here: https://www.thecoachinglab.org/shop They’re TOTALLY MULTI-SPORT and AGED 5+!
52:58
December 20, 2021
How do you want to learn? - Matt Williams
How do you want to learn? - Matt Williams
Live from The Stoop, Schools Manager at Harlequins Rugby Foundation Matt Williams is on the podcast to chat about coaching interventions and how we can be more inclusive. Harlequins Rugby Foundation are using MatchPlay Cards across their programmes, shop the full MatchPlay Card range here: www.thecoachinglab.org/shop
41:12
November 23, 2021
Promoting play within physed- Jaxon Hogan
Promoting play within physed- Jaxon Hogan
Jaxon Hogan; leader of awesome primary school physed experiences, lover of functional movement skills and University Western Australia Masters student exploring impactful Physical Education environments. Jaxon supported us to create our NEW Animal MatchPlay Cards! Challenging our thinking, sharing tones of ideas and ways to develop young people through play and games.  Shop the limited-edition Animal MatchPlay Cards here: www.thecoachinglab.org/product-page/animal-matchplay-cards
41:25
November 04, 2021
Academy Football Coaching - Paul Barry - Crystal Palace Football Club
Academy Football Coaching - Paul Barry - Crystal Palace Football Club
Paul Barry, Watford FC and former Arsenal FC Academy coach, children’s author, father and all-around champion shares tones of ideas to develop players through games, create stories of adventure and how is using MatchPlay Cards in the Foundation Phase to connect training with the demands of the game. SHOP MatchPlay Cards www.thecoachinglab.org/shop
48:33
October 13, 2021
The Disneyland of PE Departments - St Davids College
The Disneyland of PE Departments - St Davids College
St Davids College PE & Sport in Wales, United Kingdom are the dream team! Lovers of games, creating memorable experiences and connecting theory to practice to support every student to be the best version of themselves. See their great work on twitter at @MrLycettPE Using MatchPlay Cards across the sports department, St Davids is a cool place to be - Shop the full range here: https://www.thecoachinglab.org/shop
53:05
September 28, 2021
Thinking About Thinking - Dr Stephen Harvey
Thinking About Thinking - Dr Stephen Harvey
Coaching, Health, & Physical Education, Professor, Dr Stephen Harvey of Ohio University connects theory to practice of MatchPlay Cards, top tips for first-time coaches and the role coaches play in building sessions that look and feel like the game. Stephen's research is focused on teacher/coach pedagogy and practice and its influence on student/player learning. Co-author of Positive Pedagogy for Sports Coaching (2019), Advances in Rugby Coaching: An Holistic Approach (2015), and co-editor of two additional books, Ethics in Youth Sport (2012) and Contemporary Developments in Games Teaching (2014) https://drstephenharvey.weebly.com/ / @DrStephenHarvey Explore the MatchPlay Cards range to #ChangeTheGame at https://www.thecoachinglab.org/shop
49:07
September 12, 2021
Problem Solving Players - Pete Nowakowski
Problem Solving Players - Pete Nowakowski
“You’re meant to hide things from your opposing players… recognise the problem and find a solution” Coach to Football Australia’s Blind and Deaf Teams on the Olympic journey for the 2024 Olympic Games, Pete Nowakowski talks secret missions, getting the players to feedback only our communication and creating stories of adventures with MatchPlay Cards. Discover MatchPlay Cards: https://www.thecoachinglab.org/shop Join the conversation across socials at @The_CoachingLab
25:27
September 01, 2021
Meeting athletes where they are - Jamie Higgins
Meeting athletes where they are - Jamie Higgins
A Paralympic special with Jamie Higgins, Inclusion Officer & Northampton Saints Wheelchair Rugby Coach is on the podcast to chat coaching skills, meeting players where they are, shared experiences and how Northampton Saints Rugby are using MatchPlay Cards to #ChangeTheGame. Checkout Jamie across Twitter at @Jayspersonaltrn @SaintsComm Explore MatchPlay Cards at www.thecoachinglab.org and join the conversation across social media @The_CoachingLab
27:15
August 24, 2021
Animal MatchPlay Cards LAUNCHED!
Animal MatchPlay Cards LAUNCHED!
Shop Animal MatchPlay Cards right here: https://www.thecoachinglab.org/product-page/animal-matchplay-cards. The NEW deck of MatchPlay Cards, shaping how players experience the game, develop their functional movement skills and interact with their peers. Joined by Oundle School Head of Hockey, Panda, we explore their impact, design principles and how coaches and teachers can get the most out of Animal MatchPlay Cards.  Limited edition and available for a limited time only!
25:22
August 17, 2021
Expert Decision Makers - Kevin Mulcahy
Expert Decision Makers - Kevin Mulcahy
Adding constraints to games for players to problem solve and adapt in environments that look and feel like the game with MatchPlay Cards, shop the range NOW: https://www.thecoachinglab.org/product-page/matchplay-cards “We want to develop thinking players… they’re the ones who really are the next level” A curious thinking Irishman, games based loving coach and student of Ecological Dynamics. Supporting Gaelic Games coaches and clubs with S&C and development we explore the best question we have been asked in a long time “If we were to start youth sport again, what would we do?”  
43:08
August 08, 2021
Developing Adaptive Players - Alan Good
Developing Adaptive Players - Alan Good
“You’re constantly asking them to solve problems, they’re having to problem solve in the moment… the power is in the cards” NCAA Field Hockey Coach at Liberty University, Alan Good shares golden nuggets of creating environments that support players to be adaptive problem-solving players, the role of the coach, weekly games programme and challenging players to think differently with MatchPlay Cards. We would love to see more environments like this! Ultimate Bundle MatchPlay Cards: https://www.thecoachinglab.org/product-page/matchplay-cards-ultimate-bundle
37:42
July 28, 2021
Embracing Chaos - Mark Lee
Embracing Chaos - Mark Lee
Champion youth coach, chaos loving, people first coach Mark Lee shares his approach to working with the new generation of youngsters. How much time do we spend on the edge of chaos compared to the safety of clarity? Using a game-based approach and MatchPlay Cards to develop adaptive, confident and problem-solving environments that support players to the best they can be. Capturing experiences with Reflection MatchPlay Cards to check and challenge learning.  @MarkLeeFC / @PFT_Programs  Discover MatchPlay Cards: https://www.thecoachinglab.org/shop Join the conversation across socials at @The_CoachingLab Horst Wein Developing Youth Football Players: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Developing-Youth-Football-Players-Horst/dp/0736069488
40:17
July 10, 2021
Game Centred Coaching - Angie Cottee
Game Centred Coaching - Angie Cottee
“My aim in life is to inspire children and adults to play hockey and love it as much as I do!!” England Hockey Coach of the Year, Angie Cottee, lover of games-based coaching, creating playful and interactive experiences as she works with 700+ youngsters every week from school to club settings. We chat about learning through play, supporting individuals to get in the game and how MatchPlay Cards are impacting having on her coaching.  Resources   Discussed: Gameday Coaching blog - https://www.thecoachinglab.org/post/gameday-coaching   MatchPlay Cards - https://www.thecoachinglab.org/matchplaycards 
27:58
June 29, 2021
Creating Awesome Experiences - Grahame Mansell-Grace
Creating Awesome Experiences - Grahame Mansell-Grace
Grahame Mansell-Grace (AKA Panda), Head of Hockey at Oundle School, UK, chats programme design, creating awesome experiences, games within games and the impact of using a games-based approach using MatchPlay Cards has had on his players and coaches. Oundle School is a co-educational boarding and day independent school and has long been associated with the very best of modern learning environments. It is the third-largest boarding school in England after Eton and Millfield. Discover MatchPlay Cards: https://www.thecoachinglab.org/shop Join the conversation across socials at @The_CoachingLab
39:29
June 23, 2021
Designers of learning
Designers of learning
Founder of The Coaching Lab and creator of MatchPlay Cards, Jack Rolfe takes us through the 4 psych/social principles shaping their design and the impact on coaches Turning the role of the coach from a problem solver to a problem solver and being designers of learning to develop expert decision-makers! Discover MatchPlay Cards: https://www.thecoachinglab.org/shop Join the conversation across socials at @The_CoachingLab
10:17
June 20, 2021
Euro 2020 Special - Rus Smith
Euro 2020 Special - Rus Smith
A MatchPlay Cards Euro2020 special with UK Coaching Coach Developer of The Year, University of Wolverhampton Sports Coaching Lecturer and grassroots football champion Rus Smith's. England themed challenges, playing like Ronaldo and promoting self-challenge with world-class role models. Discover MatchPlay Cards: https://www.thecoachinglab.org/shop Join the conversation across socials at @The_CoachingLab
24:53
June 17, 2021