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LESSIONS OF A VETERAN STRENGTH COACH

"Go To Practice"

Joe Kenn | V.P. of Performance Education


The start of my college career was a whirlwind. A graduate assistant overseeing the majority of Olympic Sports in a university setting was quite daunting. As I maneuvered through the learning process, I learned quickly that buy-in was made simpler by showing up unannounced at practices and games.


Lessons of a Veteran Strength Coach Point 3 – Go to Practice!


This seems simple, but speaking to many, still not a common activity among strength and conditioning coaches. In this day and age of sport specific positions, it is almost deemed mandatory that the strength staff per said team be at every practice for every minute of practice. In the multiple sports setting, attending practice may not be something that you are even realizing you are missing. This can be an important aspect of the relationship building process. It’s very easy to forget about the other aspects of an athlete’s athletic schedule while coaching several sports in the training hall as well as programming duties, meetings, and additional administrative work.


I can assure you, stopping by a practice even for a thirty-minute time period once per week will make a dramatic impact on your athletes and the coaching staff. Meeting the athletes in their domain shows you are willing to learn more about the daily demands they face as well as showing your support. Plus, you never know what you can pick up watching a practice. I have learned a tremendous amount about planes of movement, energy system demands, and well as watching coaches coach!


The credibility earned will enhance the relationship, communication, and the overall effort that is needed to have success when competitions begin. Hopefully, this note is just reaffirming what many of you are already partaking in.




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Emmi Linderman
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2023年9月21日

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Theo Hernandez
Theo Hernandez
2023年6月23日

No, the years of studying at the university were not bad, looking back I can say that I had a good time, so to speak, with benefit. I played bucketball, sometimes I went to heavy weights, but I fully understand the network of articles, just like all other students, I completed the assignment last, which once almost ended in failure, if not for a professional thesis writer who literally saved me by writing my dissertation a few hours before it was due. You should know how grateful I was to him, he saved my future. And after graduation, I became a coach, as I planned, and I enjoy my work, which is something you can only dream of.

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It was a very familiar situation, because college was, let's say, in a sense a paradise for some students, and for some students it was hell, but I was not one of them, because I was an athlete and I was not affected by the daily routine. But when it came to graduation, I felt everything possible, a hundred times harder than in strength training, thank God I used the letters of recommendation service, it really saved me at the final stage, after passing all the exams. That's why I made the following conclusion for myself: you need to treat your studies with respect.

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This is a very true article that tells what a coach should do to have a more productive relationship with his or her employees. As for college, I have a slightly similar story, but I came to training and games so that my appearance did not surprise anyone, I made my life in college easier by paying someone to write personal statement, which had a significant impact on my personal daily routine, on how much free time I had, given that I had help with the written part of my student life. It's a pity that even with this help, my sports career ended in my third year, without me getting anywhere, but now I work as a coach and…

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