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HMMR Podcast Episode 114: Bondarchuk for Team Sports (with Derek Evely)

A history of training methods for team sports is essentially a history of adapting individual sports methods to the team environment. We frequently get asked how the methods of Dr. Anatoliy Bondrachuk could be adapted from track and field to team sports. To tackle this question we invited Derek Evely back on the show to exchange some ideas. Read more

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. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 92: Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (with Derek Evely)

Variation is a core training concept, but we tend to think of it as a way to avoid accommodation. What if it is more? What if it is a tool to drive you forward? Few coaches think about how to use change strategically over the long-term and on this week’s episode we take an in depth look at some concepts related to change with our guest and good friend Derek Evely. Read more

Change & Changing

Change is a constant, trite but true! Ultimately your success or failure as a coach will depend on how well you manage change. Change by its very nature is uncomfortable. I maintain that those who are best at managing and leading change are comfortable with being uncomfortable all the time. If you can accept that then change is something that you do rather than something that happens to you. Read more

Change – The Constant

In high-level sport as in life the only constant is change. If you are the best at what you do you must change and adapt to stay the best. The difference maker in coaching is how you manage and lead change. Change represents a tremendous opportunity to improve. Read more

Progress Stoppers

Nothing will stop progress or stifle innovation & change more than these statements:

Been there done that

Let me play devils advocate

We already do that Read more

Old Questions – New Answers

Questions are a major stimulus to drive change. Significant change will not come by spending an inordinate amount of time trying to find new answers to old questions. Read more

Limit to Progress

There are definite limits to progress in growing as a coach. Yesterday I was reflecting on what I have done as a coach and what I have observed and I came to a less than obvious conclusion. The limit to progress is often not what you don’t know or the unknown, it is you do know or should I say what you think you know. Read more