They say: you don’t know what you don’t know. But, if we at least know this to be true, then we have a real chance to learn and evolve in our thinking.
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While Sports Science practices may look different between the professional and amateur ranks, there are, however, underlying principles that allow any coach to think and work like a sports scientist.
Prior to 2017, I had barely any experience working with injured athletes, nor did I ever expect to take on a role where rehab would be an integral responsibility. However, as part of the hire into my role as Performance Coordinator with the Cleveland Indians (maybe officially the Cleveland ‘Guardians’ by the time you are…
Sport science is way more involved than I am about to portray it today, however, that does not mean that non-sport scientists — whether they be strength coaches, trainers, or sport coaches — can’t take some principles from the realm of sport science to apply to their own athletes, teams, and systems.
Call the process what you would like publicly, what matters most is how you frame it in your own mind, as this will be what guides your processes and the interactions you have with your players.
Yes, getting GREAT at data collection, maintenance, analysis, and monitoring can certainly be challenging. However, collecting meaningful information to answer your sport-related questions isn’t about being great – it is about being CONSISTENT.
And, to be consistent we have to understand the value that collecting data can bring to our knowledge of the game, and to the coaching of our athletes.
Since nobody knows your athletes better than you, the key will be to discuss the most important and relevant training principles to the high school athlete, so that you may apply them to those under your care given these unique circumstances.
I’m big on the “why”. If there’s one thing that really irks me personally, it’s eye wash — that is, doing things with no purpose, just for the sake of doing them. Sometimes in life you have to participate in eyewash, of course. But, when it comes to what I do in my own time,…
Recently I spent some time with a few great high school coaches —one a performance coach, another a fundamental coach. Over the course of many discussions, the fundamental coach, a head football coach, asked me the following question: Of all the new things you’ve learned and come across lately in this industry, is there anything…