Below is a summary of a book chapter that talked about how constraint-led coaching can be implemented in cricket.
Renshaw, Ian & Chappell, Greg (2010). A constraints-led approach to talent development in cricket. In Kidman, Lynn &Lombardo, Bennett J. (Eds.) Athlete-centred Coaching : Developing Decision Makers. IPC Print Resources, United Kingdom, pp. 151-172.
The aim of this chapter is to increase understanding of how a sound theoretical model of the learner and learning processes informs the organisation of learning environments and effective and efficient use of practice time. Drawing on an in-depth interview with Greg Chappell, the head coach at the Centre of Excellence—the Brisbane-based centre for training and development in cricket of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Cricket Australia—it describes and explains many of the key features of non-linear pedagogy. Specifically, after backgrounding the constraints-led approach, it deals with environmental constraints; the focus of the individual and the implications of self-organisation for coaching strategies; implications for the coach–athlete relationship; manipulating constraints; representative practice; developing decision-makers and learning design including discovery and implicit learning. It then moves on to a discussion of more global issues such as the reactions of coaches and players when a constraints-led approach is introduced, before finally considering the widely held belief among coaches that approaches such as Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) ‘take longer’ than traditional coaching methods.
The eprint link can be found at: http://eprints.qut.edu.au/43612/