Not much going on today except I’m nursing a terrible cold. As much as I want to coach and push through, I need the rest and recovery. And to binge-design in-season programs.
Not to mention, I preach rest and recovery to my athletes, so hey, have to remain a good ambassador to sport performance.
To that end, I guess a computer day isn’t the worst thing that could happen. Blogging. Programming. Googling husky puppy pictures. It’s bound to be a solid day.
Here are this week’s readings:
It’s Time to Rethink Your Agility Training – Ivan Jukic
Toss out some ladders, hurdles, cones, and you have an agility drill, right?
While these are all excellent tools to help with mechanics, the stretch-shortening cycle, and change of direction, there’s more to agility than meets the eye. Needless to say, there are physical, technical, AND cognitive components.
This begs the question: “Are your athletes fast movers, fast thinkers, or both?” Hopefully, both.
Coaching Strategy: Shut Up More Often – Eric Cressey
Though this is an older post, it’s an excellent reminder for coaches who enjoy hearing themselves talk.
More often than not, it’s better to shut up and listen to your athletes. You’ll be able to keep confusion at a minimum with concise and timely cues. Also, you’ll be a listener who can hear about their needs and stories. These are all important for building rapport.
Rising Strong – Brene Brown
OMG. Brenee Brown is amazing. If you’re looking to regain your footing during times of duress, this book is for you. Also, a great message to teach your athletes about leaning into discomfort in order to grow.