Barrie Gordon

Developing Thinking Players


The (DTP) coaching and teaching program is a scenario-based approach designed to help generate success for both teams and for individual players.


In the Developing Thinking Players (DTP) coaching program players participate in game scenarios that mimic game situations. The scenarios are played out, as in a real game, and the fielding and batting teams are then awarded points depending on the outcomes of the play. The scenario-based activities used in the DTP approach place the players in situations whereby they develop a sense of the game’s tactics and gain experience in making tactical decisions. It is during this process that they also learn what skills are needed to implement these decisions successfully.