This is the second installment of this series and believe it or not, I had a tough time syphoning this idea down into a solid point. I had to sit down with my wife, who is also a coach, and brainstorm the fluff away until I came to a cohesive, pointed thought: Passion.Read More >
Editors note: This is the first post in a multi-part series on "things you didn't learn in school" in which we'll explore the most impactful in-the-trenches lessons that a 20+ year S&C veteran has learned. Today's topic: relationships.
It’s that time of year again. Our current seasons are coming to an end and we all have been reflecting on what we can do better for the next year. I spend the entire calendar year planning ahead, getting my ducks in a row to make sure that we are leaving nothing in question from an organizational perspective. We are in the business of building athletes. We are in the business of giving our coaching staff an upper hand so they can game plan for success.Read More >
You want to be a strength coach and you are looking to get your foot in the door. The glamorous life of working with athletes has got you completely seduced and you are chomping at the bit to get a shot at becoming a coach.
Well let me tell you something: it’s not all that it is cracked up to be and the long hours, being on your feet all day and working for next to no pay (if at all) is one of the harsh realities of this business. But if you insist, let me show you the way.Read More >
I have spent my entire life involved in athletics.
Between my own playing days and now in my coaching life, I have spent over 30 years being directly involved in some capacity with a team.
What I am about to tell you is not the opinion of some rigid coach; it’s a cold hard fact of life that you must grasp.
Being late is unacceptable. Period.Read More >
One of the hottest movements in the fitness/strength world right now is the mobility craze.
I won’t call it a fad for one “pink elephant” reason: we as a species are currently devolving. We all move like crap and with the advances in technology and our incessant need to sit, the human form is beginning to change. Unlike the old days where our grandfathers and great grandfathers’ bodies began to lose function because of a lifetime of physical labor, many of our kids and young adults are beginning to show similar signs of breakdown - but for the opposite reason.Read More >
A championship team has hundreds of moving parts that must come together for your team to make a run for the whole thing, and creating a culture of athlete accountability is a big part of that.
Perhaps the largest deciding factor in a healthy thriving team is the individual athlete’s accountability to one another.Read More >