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How to use MatchPlay Cards©️ from those who use them

There's over 150 challenge cards and 1000s of ways to play and we could tell you some but here's 3 users from across the globe to share how they're using MatchPlay Cards©️ to #ChangeTheGame....


"I've been also using "mega-challenges", that last for a week. I can capture learning over more than one session." Max Drozd, Canada

1️⃣ Alan Good, Charlottesville, USA


Individual player MatchPlay Cards©️ (The white coloured ones!) create a "game within a game" for that player. As a coach, I could provide a specific card to a player to help them with something they struggle with, or they could pick themselves from the deck.


Letting the players pick helps me as a coach learn what makes them tick or where they think their challenge points are. Of course, the players selecting cards for each other once again may cause some pandemonium, in a good way - and if a player doesn't "like" the one they are given, it can create a teachable moment around adversity.



2️⃣ Mark Lee, Perth Australia


"We use them at various times during the session and actually build many sessions around a specific card. It’s wonderful to give a player a card rather than highlight an area of their game they need to work on. The “Loudspeaker” card for those who are quiet or a “Super Hero” card to those less aggressive have had outstanding results.


Recently we have been giving Reflection MatchPlay Cards©️ to the parents of our players so they can also feel part of their child’s sessions in the car journey home from games or training.



3️⃣ Max Drozd, Canada


"I use my MatchPlay Cards©️ in two ways: building "Mission Control" boards and giving out personal (sometimes secret) missions. Mission Control boards (just like pictured) are all about setting challenges for small teams and letting the players problem-solve."


Lately, I've been using "mega-challenges", that last for a week, instead of the individual practice session. “Mega challenges" mean I can leave the cards attached to the board for the whole week. Since they’re plastic in material and survive the elements and travel, I can capture learning over more than one session."


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