Play is the highest form of research.
"Play is the highest form of research."
- Albert Einstein
There is a message here for coaches. A coach must possess knowledge of evaluation methods as well as an ability to apply them in a practical manner. Perhaps the most fundamental key to coaching is evaluating individual and collective play. With proper evaluation of player and team performance a coach can use his library of knowledge about the game to formulate individual and team seasonal plans to improve performance. The king consideration in all of this is the players learning experiences presented as problem solving opportunities within their play. Play is the research that leads to better performance.