Friday, November 13, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
I visited Washington University in Seattle this week. It's great to see the resurgence of the team under the direction of the new Coaching Staff!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
This past weekend, there were a lot of great games and great performances. Several of these were great to witness. For one, the "Never Say Die" attitude of the Cincinnati Bengals who rallied around their Defensive Coordinator whose wife had just passed away. Another was the enthusiasm of Josh McDaniels and a new fire lighting up the Denver Broncos! Yet another was the apology of the 49ers player for making it "all about him". It just shows the importance of Coaches leading the way to establish a winners culture. These situations must be created, they do no just happen!
Fight on All!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
During my Football Coaching days for The Colorado College Tigers, I used this song during my motivational pre-game talks. I gave each of my players a Tigers Eye marble at the end of the speech to carry around with them to remind them to keep their "Eye of the Tiger" and keep their focus on and off the field. Click here to see the video from Survivor. An oldie but a goodie!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
1ST VIDEO- Make sure they've seen video of themselves doing a task (yes we do that! - check out our videos on you tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO1qV6yfea4) For example do you take video in the weightroom? Squatting, Cardio, Etc.
2ND VISUAL-Make sure you check what they are watching when they are doing their task! A lot of players (young particularly) watch too many things and see nothing. Be specific in their visual sequence, what to do 1st, 2nd, 3rd. This also will speed them up because they will anticipate what each step will show. For example:watch contraction of the thigh inner-outer-etc.
3RD FEEL- This is extremely important. Make them go through it in slow motion forward and backwards plus backwards and forwards. For example, on the Hammer Strength Jammer, have the player start from a coiled position and then go to full extension. Then, start a full extension and go to starting position , going slowly both ways.
NUMBER ONE WAY TO LEARN IS VISUAL
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
We attended the NSCA(National Strength Coaches Association) conference in Vegas last week. We had the opportunity to talk to Hall of Fame Strength Coach Boyd Epley. He is finishing up a great article on the History of the NSCA. Keep an eye out for it on his site www.boydepley.com. It is always inspiring to talk to the one that had a vision on the role of the modern day Strength Coach.