S2, #9. Less is more! Will Massey PhD talks about cultivating an independent learning environment.

The Primal MMA Coaching Podcast

18-02-2022 • 1 hr 27 mins


My old pal and returning guest Will Massey PhD,  Sport Psychologist, educator, coach, and practicing martial artist.

In this episode, Will offers his insight into how we can foster and cultivate independent and self-directed learning within a group setting.

We cover, learned helplessness, implicit learning, practicing for performance vs practice for learning.  Motivation theory and considerations. And finally Will gives some practical takeaways for coaches looking to support athletes becoming more independent and in control of their own development.

Will is able to pair an academic and theoretical perspective with a practical understanding as both a student and coach of the sport.

This valuable discussion given retention, motivation and participation involve creating a positive and engaging psychological training environment.