What are the advantages to using the “Whole – Part – Whole” method?
The coach can immediately determine what parts or aspects of the athlete’s skills are lacking and can focus on improving them first. Part instruction would then be used to increase the performance level of those skills, followed by the whole instruction. This will help the coach determine how much the athlete’s skills have improved and, by having improved those skills, did another skill suffered because of the increased overall knowledge?The “Whole – Part – Whole” Instruction Method is an outstanding way for error detection and correction!
In addition the entire HITT Volleyball camp teaching Philosophy is based on the concept of Master Coaches with exceptional and extensive coaching background giving very frequent technical feedback for error correction to evolve into correct performance amongst the individual participants.
What is a Master Coach?
The notion of Master coaches stems for the explanation rendered by Malcolm Gladwell in his most recent book the “Outliers”.
In the book “Outliers” author Malcolm Gladwell refers to the 10,000-Hour Rule. Studies suggest that the key to success in any field has a lot to do with practice. 10,000 hours of it — 20 hours a week for 10 years. “Ten thousand hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world-class expert — in anything. And no one has found a case in which true world-class expertise was accomplished in less time. It seems that it takes the brain this long to assimilate all that it needs to know to achieve true mastery.”