Financial Advice from a Performance Coach

I think many in the performance profession love their jobs… or used to. Some that loved it, now see it as a burden or are too burnt out to keep going. The gripes of many individuals in the profession are performance / S&C roles are low paying, there is a lack of job security atContinue reading “Financial Advice from a Performance Coach”

Quick Thoughts: 004 – Embedded Testing

Embedded testing is something that has been getting a bit more attention in the previous years, but sometimes seems like it’s misconstrued a bit. Or at least it seems that way to me. Embedded testing does not mean performing a test over and over and over again every week or every session. Embedded testing isContinue reading “Quick Thoughts: 004 – Embedded Testing”

Quick Thoughts: 003 – Likability more important than good coaching?

I saw a twitter poll the other day that posed a question along the lines of: What is the most important metric / quality that a performance coach should poses that determines whether they should be rehired? Injury rate / availability Physical improvements Game data / metrics Likability (Coaches and Athletes) I knew I shouldContinue reading “Quick Thoughts: 003 – Likability more important than good coaching?”

Quick Thoughts: 002 – Sprint Drills

Sprint drills are a common choice in warmups as they suffice for the general rules of thumb of a warmup if placed toward the end: general to specific, small to large ROM, and low to relatively higher intensity, but sprint drills can be much more than a basic warmup exercise. Sprint drills such as highContinue reading “Quick Thoughts: 002 – Sprint Drills”

Quick Thoughts: 001 – Home Base

One idea I’ve had in my head for a while is to start a blog series of short and to the point thoughts. These “Quick Thoughts” will hopefully be much shorter than traditional posts, but longer than Twitter’s maximum character limit of 280. Posts will be about random thoughts, ideas, and opinions brought about byContinue reading “Quick Thoughts: 001 – Home Base”