GAINcast Episode 277: Books, travels, and Olympic preparations

On this week’s GAINcast Vern shares his top 6 books of 2023, key insights after recent travels to Europe and Australia, plus thoughts as we look ahead at preparing for the 2024 Olympics.

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Key quotes and topics

  • 0:00 – Introduction.
  • 4:00 – Books of the year: “All art is a work in progress. Our art is the athlete in the ring, in the pool, on the field.”
  • 10:15 – Travels: lessons from IFAC: “In talent ID everybody’s looking for the star. Look for potential.”
  • 16:30 – Travels: lessons from Australia, John Pryor, Nick Lumley, Eddie Jones, and Ellyse Perry.
  • 27:00 – Looking towards Paris 2024: “So it demands the coach and the athlete doing a really in depth evaluation assessment of what got you to this point and what’s going to get you to the final or to the on the team or on the podium and double down on those things”
  • 31:15 – Systems

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