Thanks for the response Kurt. I am the same, the more I get into ‘learning’ the more I am beginning to question. Do you think coaches (or anyone for that matter) should try to create as many cues as they can to try to prompt learning and recall, or is 1–2 enough to elicit a response from the leaner?
I really like the way you put:
It may be more that we are consistently driven to try an ever increasing diverse set of training practices so that we are simply more comfortable with the knowns than the unknowns.
I was hoping the second question in my post would promote that thinking. If coaches can provide their athletes with a diverse set of training experiences and situations, I believe that can only be a good thing.