GAINcast Episode 278: The New Year’s roundtable

To kick of 2024 we’re putting together a spectacular roundtable featuring guests Dr. Michael Joyner, Grace Golden, and Randy Ballard. We take a look back at trends from 2023, as well as what we see ahead in 2024. In addition we dive into the value of tribes, rethinking monitoring, soft skills, and much more to kick off the year.

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Key quotes and topics

  • 0:00 – Introduction.
  • 3:00 – Trends from 2023: “As we think about a variety of issues, get out of the weeds, get out of the noise, look for the signal. Identify those and come up with some sort of a plan to try to get better at them.”
  • 12:00 – Applying knowledge and maximizing support positions: “We have a limited amount of attention. And with our limited amount of attention, what can we focus on, what’s important, what’s not important, and what can you ignore?”
  • 21:00 – Rebuilding tribes.
  • 30:00 – Everything old is new again.
  • 33:00 – Capturing history.
  • 42:00 – Technology and super shoes.
  • 49:00 – Trends in load management: “And the reality is an 18 year old freshman that’s coming in the door or even a second or third year transfer that’s coming in the door. You don’t know how many miles is on that car. And so you don’t know their ability to sustain training loads. I think figuring out a better way to figure out what is each person’s ability to recover from the prescribed load is going to be a far greater return on investment measuring the load.”

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