Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Friday, June 21, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
- A teacher has no life, they live at the school.
- My mom enjoys making my bed and making my lunch because thats the job of a mom.
- My dad loves to work because thats what he does.
- An athlete doesn't do anything else, they do that sport and then disappear until I see them again to do that sport.
- A coach coaches all the time because they love it.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Many teams lack experience as a relay and don't practice the important aspects, but we expect individual athletes at a world level to be able to execute and have a world class relay? Wouldn't it make sense to encourage club teams to put together relays and practice towards qualifying for the large meets? Is there a reason that we don't do this or we just haven't thought of it? I welcome feedback because these are honest questions that I do not know the answer to.
Anyway, OFF THE DECK episodes that were filmed in Santa Clara over the last 2 weeks can be found below. My podcast that was recorded on the trip can be found here and previous blog posts from the trip can also be found below this post. Be sure to check them out.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Sleep deprivation and Performance - http://ow.ly/lTV2v
Sunday, June 9, 2013
I arrive back in Georgetown at 1:30am and was up at 6:15 for practice this morning (Sunday). Call me what you will; just don't say I'm not committed!
I brought in high school track coach, David Hyde, to work on actual track starts this morning with the intention of working specifically on the following things:
1.) Hip position: I wanted my athletes to learn to have their hips high while balancing forward and eliminate the "chest resting on their thigh" start position.
2.) Driving Forward: I wanted my athletes to work on staying low after the start and drive forward - not standing up after the start or jumping upwards.
I believe that teaching my athletes this skill would assist in their overall diving skill set and it certainly made them more aware of both of the above aspects of the start. I would recommend trying this as an experiment. If nothing else, learning a new skill can be beneficial to the overall skill set of any athlete.
A special thanks to Dave for his help this morning!