GAINcast Episode 51: The Debrief

Making your training more effective starts with learning from your past experiences, both good and bad. Understanding the value of debriefing and having a process in place is therefore essential. On this episode of the GAINcast, Vern explains some best practices for debriefing based on a career of experience.

This Episode’s Question: How can debriefs be implemented to get the most out of training?

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Highlights

At the start of the episode Vern spends some time discussing the value of debriefing. It takes time, btu it is worth it:

I've done my best coaching is when I deeply reflected and analyzed what I was doing. @coachgambetta Click To Tweet Rather than a chore, reflection should be seen as a tool for self improvement. @coachgambetta. Click To Tweet Every rep, every drill, every exercise is an opportunity to evaluate. @coachgambetta. Click To Tweet

Later in the episode we focus on best practices, how to get athletes involved in the process, and other tips on implementing a successful debriefing process:

Debrief tips: identify what should be evaluated, collect evidence & make it practical. @coachgambetta Click To Tweet Your debrief always go back to your foundation purpose and core values. @coachgambetta Click To Tweet Use the debrief to connect to the athlete and add deeper meaning. @coachgambetta Click To Tweet

For more on debriefing, listen to the full episode above. And please give us a review and subscribe on iTunes if you like the podcast.

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