Entries by Derek Evely

Official trailer for the Bondarchuk project

Dr. Anatoliy Bondarchuk is one of the revolutionary minds in the field of periodization. As both a academic and a world-class coach, his methods have produced world and Olympic champions by allowing individualization to be built into a system. Unfortunately his writings are not always easy to decipher, but on July 1st I am launching a new online course that will help remedy that. Check out EveltrakSport.com on July 1st for the finished product.

The Long Path to the Podium

A great Canadian Poet once said about one of his more famous and successful pieces of work: “that put me in the middle of the road, travelling there soon became a bore so I headed for the ditch…. It was a rougher ride but I met more interesting people there.” I think that pretty much sums up Dylan’s path to his Olympic bronze medal.

An Overview of Traditional Approaches to Periodization

I am asked all of the time by young coaches what it takes to become a highperformance coach. My first piece of advice? Find a quality mentor. The second? Take control of your own coaching education. I recommend using curriculum-based schools or systems for staple knowledge and fundamentals, but when it comes to understanding high performance training systems or methodologies, research it out on your own and speak to experienced coaches . . . you may be surprised at what you find.