#94 Can We Promote and Teach Creativity with James Vaughan from the Player Development Project

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We all want our players to be creative. We structure the way they train to promote creativity. We talk to them about embracing creativity. However, because we structure it, are we prohibiting the potential for creativity to arise? Is the macro-culture of youth sports holding back creativity? James Vaughan, who did a PhD in studying the cultural significance of creativity in sports, weighs in on this topic.

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James Vaughan is the Lead Researcher at Player Development Project. James has played Futsal for New Zealand and carried out his Masters with the Football Federation Victoria in Melbourne. He is currently based in Barcelona where he is completing his PhD in Creativity & Motivation in football.

Show Notes

2:30 Sociology of sports - The start of it all for James

17:00 Does Culture dictate creativity in sport

22:30 When we choose conformity for the sake of the outcome over creativity

32:30 Barcelona’s style of play sets the foundation for creativity

39:30 James’ current work in Sweden and a radical shift in player development

51:30 Tools for developing creativity in players

1:04:00 What happens when sport values shift as children become more “competitive” 1:11:30 Connecting with James

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