HMMR Podcast Episode 261: Thanksgiving hodgepodge

It’s the holiday season. That means it’s time for us to share what we are thankful for, as well as let off some steam. On this week’s episode we talk about some of our recent ideas on training, how to do more with less, a few timely rants, and organizational ideas for technical training.

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Notes and quotes

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 2:00 – Doing more with less: “I’m a strength and conditioning coach, but I’ve always thought guys spent way too much time in the weight room. Being a strength and conditioning coach is about athletic development, not just lifting. Get in, get out so you can get back to the other work.”
  • 6:00 – Comments from Lachlan: “We have the feeling we have to do long sessions for speed or strength to shows our value. But have faith that less is more. If you’re athletes improve no one will doubt your value.”
  • 9:15 – Hypocrites in collegiate coaching: “Coaches complain that collegiate athletes don’t commit, but NCAA coaches are leaving jobs all over the place. You can’t expect commitment from athletes if you don’t give it yourself.”
  • 14:30 – Commenting on other coach’s athletes: “It’s easy to point out flaw in another coach’s athletes. That doesn’t mean they’re trained to do that. Chances are the other coach is already working on it, so shut up.”
  • 18:00 – Recruiting agencies are worthless.
  • 21:30 – Blaming the coaches.
  • 24:30 – Organization ideas for optimizing technical training.

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