Hey everyone! Hope everyone had another great week. I will keep it short this week, and leave you with a shorter list of STRONG content.
Our training facility is booming, and everyone is working hard and giving their blood, sweat, and tears (hopefully just sweat). I think its important that while we have goals and objectives in our training, we must also remember, these athletes are also kids. Not only is this the off season, but its SUMMER vacation. There’s no reason that they should not enjoy the training and, hear me out, have some FUN. There I said it, we can accomplish what we need and still allow the athletes to enjoy themselves while doing so. This could mean finding creative ways to get in their fitness work, or to compete in small sided games. I hate when I hear a coaches with an “I decide what we are going to do” attitude. One of the best pieces of advice I have recieved was from Michigan State S&C Tim Wakeham, who presented our staff with an in service, and told us that giving the athletes choices and allowing them to be apart of what we do, gets them to buy in and take ownership of the work they do. Realistically, we know there’s many ways to accomplish what we want to get done, so why not allow the athlete to be apart of the process.
I know the list is a little shorter this week, but I hope you still enjoy:
Things you wish you knew in high school: http://www.stack.com/2014/06/11/things-coaches-wish-they-knew/
Tony Gentilcore: http://www.t-nation.com/training/how-deep-should-i-squat
Mike Robertson: http://robertsontrainingsystems.com/blog/7-exercises/