PODCAST: Grading... Ability Versus Stability

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In this Podcast we dare to tackle one of the biggest issues in junior sports.... do we grade or do we not grade. Is it as simple as Ability VS Stability?

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PRESENTERS: Jason Ham (Junior Aussie Rules Coach &  Ben Springett (Junior Basketball and Cricket Coach)

 

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Rarely does a topic divide clubs, families and committees like Grading.

So how does a club, coach and team face this daunting issue? Do we grade or do we simply avoid it? What are the issues around grading as well as not grading? What is best for the kids?

Join us as we take a close look at the responsibilities of coaches to the kids and the game as we ask the hard questions around this hot topic.

The introduction (Time 0.00)

 

introduce the TOPIC(s):

ability vs stability,

In this podcast we dare to tackle the one of the biggest issues in Junior Sports and one of the most controversial… Grading. 

  

the discussion  (Time 0.55)

why do clubs grade? ….(Time 2.42)

What is the actual benefit of grading and why do it? At what age should we grade? ….

what are the benefits of grading for kids? ….(Time 11.10)

Is it for the benefit of the kids or the parents that we grade….

 

wHAT IS hard or soft garding?….(Time 12.10)

What is the difference and does each one actually serve a purpose! ….

 

WHAT ARE THE NEGATIVES OF NOT GRADING? ….(Time 18.30)

Does NO Grading serve a purpose to clubs, leagues and children….

 

how to deal with parents….(Time 20.50)

In this hot topic, we need to discuss parents as this is where a lot of the grading issues actually stem from….

 

WHAT ABOUT THE B TEAM?….(Time 28.00)

Grading does not only affect the A Team, what happens to the B Team….

 

BEN LOOSES THE PLOT….(Time 33.01)

Had to add this….

 

SO WHAT DO COACHES DO?….(Time 33.10)

Here we share our thoughts on how a coach can handle this topic with the club, parents and players.….

 

devils advocate (Time 0.00)

hard grading, detrimental effects on kids….

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soft grading, detrimental effects on kids….

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no grading, detrimental effects on kids….

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kids cast. (Time 0.00)

Interview kids about the topic being discussed.

 

question, WHAT IS GRADING? ….

 

question, DO YOU WANT YOUR TEAM TO GRADE? ….

 

Lets here it from the actual mouths of kids. What do they actually think about grading. Is it a topic that they even think is worth discussing?

 

The last word. (Time 37.00)

Lets see if anyone has swayed on their opinion. In this segment, our guest speakers put forward their final argument

 

The conclusion. (Time 0.00)