EP33: What are constraints?
In this episode, Alex and Adam discuss the concept of constraining to afford in the context of basketball practice. They explain that constraining refers to setting boundaries or limitations, while afford refers to the opportunities for action. By using constraints intentionally, coaches can shape the practice environment to amplify certain affordances and improve player behavior and performance. They emphasize the importance of understanding players' individual needs and designing activities that challenge them to adapt and improve.
1:10 - What do we mean when we say constrain to afford?
3:30 - Defensive Pressure example
6:35 - Exploiting Space example
7:40 - Contested Shooting example