Vern Gambetta’s GAIN conference took place for the first time since 2019, and we were there to experience it. On this week’s podcast we reflect on our biggest learnings and takeaways from GAIN 2022.
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- 0:00 – Introduction.
- 2:30 – The role of fathers in sport.
- 5:45 – Recap of the GAIN experience.
- 7:30 – Lessons from morning madness practical sessions.
- 12:00 – Lessons from GAIN member case studies: “Kevin Becker showed us there are not a lot of quick fixes in sports psychology. Just like training, it often takes time to do it right.”
- 14:15 – Examples from training plan design: “Talk about training efficiently: Brian FitzGerald’s team won the California state 4x400m relay without ever running over 300m in training. Broken reps are a key.”
- 17:30 – Lessons on throwing from Kevin Becker and Paul Davis: “As Paul Davis said, throwing is throwing. All throws are different, but they have a lot in common. Pitchers can learn from shot putters.” “The standard practice model is take a throw and get feedback. Kevin Becker challenged us to think if there is a better way to structure that.”
- 22:15 – Other presentations.
- 24:30 – Insights from Nick’s training workshops.
- 27:45 – Final thoughts.
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- To learn more about GAIN, visit the GAIN website.
- For a recap of past GAIN conferences listen to Episode 200 (2019), Episode 159 (2018), and Episode 108 (2017).
- Some of the faculty members have contributed to the site including Kevin Becker and his webinar on feedback, instructions, and constraints in coaching and Paul Davis on GAINcast 35, Grace Golden on GAINcast 197, Johnny Parkes on Episode 227, and Brian FitzGerald on Episode 153.