Coaching for creativity (divergent discovery): Style H

Shane Pill, Brendan SueSee, Joss Rankin, Mitch Hewitt

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The purpose of Coaching for Creativity is for players to discover or generate multiple possibilities that satisfy a question or situation. As with previous styles, in a Coaching for Creativity episode, the coach makes all the decisions in planning. The process of Coaching for Creativity is dynamic. Divergent thinking represents a style of thinking for idea generation where more than one solution is workable. Divergent thinking is often applied to ‘open’ problems and challenges where creative solutions are sought. Coaching beginning players on how to prioritise moving the lead runner around the bases provides one of many opportunities for the use of Divergent Discovery coaching. The game of netball can be classified as an invasion game and thus need concepts such as possession, invasion and scoring as a teaching aspect. The Divergent Discovery Style can be used to create episodes which provide the athletes with opportunities to discover or create tactics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Spectrum of Sport Coaching Styles
EditorsShane Pill, Brendan SueSee, Joss Rankin, Mitch Hewitt
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-04144-3
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-48522-1, 978-0-367-48518-4
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Education
  • Physical education
  • Coaching


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