In some sense athletes have an easy job: what they need to do is defined by clear rules, which allows coaches to make a solid game plan and training plan. But what happens when you throw the rulebook away? On this week’s episode former world-class discus thrower Adam Kuehl talks about his transition to training soldiers in the special forces. How do you prepare for an uncertain environment? How do you got about preparing athletes mentally? Tune it to listen to these topics and more. Read more
After decades coaching elite track and field and rugby, Kelvin Giles has turned his attention more recently to youth development. Kids are no longer learning how to move, and we need to address it from the ground in both our approach to training and coaches education. On this episode Giles joins us to discuss foundational movements, coaches education, the pillars of performance, advice to beginning coaches, and how national governing bodies can support performance. Read more
In taking a page from the Silicon Valley playbook, sports performances teams worldwide are in search of the next way to innovate and disrupt their field. But when you look at the results in most cases people overthink innovation. This week’s episode looks at how coaches can implement the right change in their organization to bring about real improvements.
This Episode’s Question: How can coaches best implement innovation and change?