HMMR Podcast Episode 110: Another Look in the Mirror

No matter how hard we try, coaches cannot avoid making mistakes. What we can avoid is repeating the same mistakes twice. With the high school track season over, Nick takes the time on this week’s episode to look back on his team’s season and find the mistakes he made. More importantly, we discuss what will work better in the future to help avoid them next time around.

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Much of this episode is actually spent talking about just one of Nick’s athletes. Nick wrote about his season last week in a blog post, and expands on that in the episode to discuss how and why he would do things differently. Here are some highlights:

It is a risk to try something new, but it is also a risk to keep doing the same thing. @bingisser Click To Tweet Coaching is not just about producing good results, it is about helping them reach their potential. Click To Tweet

It is also easy to highlight mistakes in hindsight, but the process is essential as it not only shows us what went wrong, but how simply issues can continue to crop up and cause larger problems. Such as:

Never forget: just because it worked before, doesn't mean it will work again. @nick_g_garcia Click To Tweet Once again, strength is not the end all be all. You have to find different ways to throw far. Click To Tweet

To hear more on this topic, listen to the full episode above. Also be sure to subscribe to our podcast and review it on iTunes.

Further Reading

The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:

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  • In Episode 71 we both also took a critical look at our 2016 seasons.
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