HMMR Podcast Episode 142: The coach’s classroom

Formalized coaching education and certification has been around for a long time, but as sport evolves so has the education structures that support it. On this week’s podcast we’ve got a roundtable discussion with several track and field organizations to look at what changes are on the horizon for coaches education. Joining us are Mike Turk (USATF Coaches Education Executive Committee), Carrie Lane (USTFCCCA Track and Field Academy Instructor), and Darren Ritchie (Scottish Athletics Heading of Coaching Development). Read more

GAINcast Episode 103: All about GAIN XI

With just four months until the next GAIN event, the lineup and schedule are starting to fall in place. On this week’s episode of the GAINcast we announce the new faculty, presentation topics, changes at GAIN XI, and more general information about this year’s event. Read more

Announcing the GAIN 2018 faculty

Our faculty is a very special group with a tremendous breadth of experiences and a track record of excellence in their chosen fields. They know how a performance team works, how all aspects of athletic development complement each other and most importantly they understand the process of developing athletes. The faculty and their willingness to share and interact make GAIN special. They know how to connect the dots and still stay grounded in the basics. They completely live the GAIN Mission which is: To focus on the possibilities for enhancing human movement with no limits or limitations and emphasize connections and links between all disciplines in the same manner we emphasize connections and linkages in the body. Read more

Is that functional training or a circus trick?

An Vern always says, you shouldn’t try to mimic the game in training, you should try to distort it. During last month’s HMMR Media Hangout, another member asked me about how a coach knows when something has been distorted too much. The question got me thinking because this is an issue you see all around. At a certain point, if you distort things too much they start to get weird. Read more

GAIN 2018 – Apply Now

This is the eleventh year of GAIN; it started 2007 with twelve attendees and four instructors and has grown to eighty attendees from all over the world and eighteen faculty. GAIN is a community of professional’s eager to learn and willing to share ideas and information. GAIN is not about more exercises, sets, reps and training methods it is about passionate people who pursue excellence with honesty, integrity and respect to make a difference in the lives of the people we coach and teach. Read more

GAIN 2018 Dates

Don’t miss GAIN XI June 12 to 16, 2018 at Rice University in Houston Texas. Applications open January 1, 2018. This has been a career changing experience for those who have attended. Read more

GAINcast Episode 94: Conference Highlights

Both Vern and I have been on the road a lot over the past two months, attending conferences across Europe and the US. On this week’s episode we discuss the new connections we’ve made, some key lessons learned from many of the keynote speakers, and more. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 108: GAINz

Earlier this month Nick and I made the annual pilgrimage out to Vern Gambetta’s GAIN event in Houston. With leading coaches and specialists from a wide variety of fields, it was a great idea to exchange ideas about training with faculty members like John Pryor, Steve Magness, Bill Knowles, Jimmy Radcliffe, Michael Joyner, Vern Gambetta, and more. On this episode of the podcast we discuss the highlights and take aways from each day of the event. Read more

GAIN X – Short but Spectacular

As one who is not given to hyperbole GAIN was too short but it sure was spectacular, it was easily the best we have ever had. After ten years, we don’t have it figured out but we sure are on our way. GAIN is not a conference, it is an event, an event that is meant facilitate networking and building a community of professionals who will question and challenge each other to be the best. It directed in four prongs 1) Athletic Development 2) Sport Coaching 3) Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation 4) Physical Education with the goal to foster communication and sharing between these disciplines. Read more

GAIN Swimming 2017 – Join us in September

Coaching Athletic Development for Swimming From Design to Implementation

The GAIN swimming network is part of the GAIN network whose goal is to provide an experience that will significantly enhance participant’s expertise by sharing information with other professionals in a setting that encourages an open exchange of ideas. GAIN Swimming follows a workshop format consisting of lecture, discussions, hot topic panels, team spotlight presentations, practical learn by doing participation and demonstration. If you are sincerely interested in advancing your professional development as a swim coach apply now. Read more