EP40: Merging Research and Practice with Anton Kalen

In this episode, Alex Sarama is joined by Anton Kalen discuss the importance of integrating research and evidence-based practices into coaching. Anton shares his personal journey from being a practitioner to becoming a researcher and how it has influenced his coaching behaviors. They delve into the need for theories of skill acquisition in coaching and how they can inform practice design. Anton provides valuable insights based on his research and practical experience, shedding light on the best approaches to athlete development.


Key Takeaways:

1:55 - How becoming a researcher has shaped his coaching practice

8:20 - Skill Acquisition providing an evaluative framework for performance

14:30 - Differences between the classroom and the court

19:07 - Evolution of the Swedish Basketball Federation 

25:00 - Anton’s Research on Talent ID

33:00 - Anton’s Research on Cognitive Function, Skills and Sport Performance 

Connect with Anton:

Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/antonkalen

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anton-Kalen?_sg=XYXRkFKZw-dVu9QASIitKTDU1rTxEBlJYbt7K0vH1jBvptJA1RRqS-5mXbwgcK0eDo5x_wIRtBd519Y&_tp=eyJjb250ZXh0Ijp7ImZpcnN0UGFnZSI6InB1YmxpY2F0aW9uIiwicGFnZSI6Il9kaXJlY3QifX0



Website: http://transformingbball.com/

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/transformingbasketball/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@transformingbasketball

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TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@transforming.basketball