Most episodes are dedicated to the questions we are currently confronting, but this episode we’ve asked listeners what is on their mind and address several listener questions on topics like creating buy-in to athletic development, keeping an open mind as a coach, velocity-based training and more.
We covered a variety of questions on topics such as those listed above and as well as long-term athlete development, stiffness, what we’ve learned in 2017, professional development, athleticism, and more. Here are some highlights:Each training session is an opportunity to educate and connect training to the process and goal. Click To Tweet You keep an open mind by constantly analyzing what you're doing. Devote time to learning! Click To Tweet Beware of the echo chamber: surround yourself with people willing to ask you tough questions. Click To Tweet
What did you learn today? What are you going to learn tomorrow? @coachgambetta Click To Tweet Much of training is not just training the muscle, it also trains the tendons, CNS, etc. @coachgambetta Click To Tweet Athleticism is the ability to perform movements w/ precision style & grace in the context of your… Click To Tweet
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The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:
- To ask us your question for an upcoming episode, reach out to us in the comments below, or via social media such as Twitter (@coachgambetta or @hmmrmedia).
- A great chance to learn more is coming up at our next seminar in London on May 20 with John Kiely and myself. We will discuss topics like periodization, performance, planning, and more in detail, including real world examples of smart planning in practice. Register early at a discount.
- For more on how culture, youth athletics, and athletic development go hand in hand, listen to GAINcast 52 with the Carmel Swim Club. This recent post on the Rivers of Thinking blog is also thought provoking.
- For more on athleticism, listen to GAINcsat 25 with GAIN faculty member Steve Myrland.
- For more on stiffness, read Frans Bosch’s Strength Training and Coordination: An Integrative Approach.
- A book recommended by Vern this episode: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Steve Ingham.