Tag Archives: Coaching Bias

October 14, 2017 - Chicago, ILLINOIS, Estados Unidos - Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) is defended by Chicago Bulls guard Justin Holiday (7) during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 13 October 2017. (Credit Image: © Kamil Krzaczynski/EFE via ZUMA Press)

Avoiding Outcome Bias

Avoiding Outcome Bias

Cognitive Bias In Coaching: Thoughts on avoiding the pitfalls of Outcome Bias for coaches, teams and players.  “But Coach, I made it…” The above phrase is one that many coaches have heard before. The lessons of shot selection are often lost on players after a favorable outcome follows a subpar decision. This is one example

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The Perils Of Confirmation Bias In Coaching

Coaches can be blind to opportunities to advance their teams and programs by falling victim to Confirmation Bias. Like Survivorship Bias, Confirmation Bias is an example of a cognitive bias which leads coaches to make irrational decisions. Confirmation Bias is the tendency to listen only to information that confirms one’s beliefs or preconceptions. It is