Origin Story: Beginners Mind“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the experts mind there are few” –Shunryn Suzuki... Zen Buddhism has a concept called Shoshin which means “beginners mind”. This refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level. Whether you are an athlete, coach, or parent please take into consideration that the more you learn the more you’ll understand how much you still don’t know. Life is about growth. Progress and development should be a daily aspiration. Adopting a beginners mind and committing to becoming a lifelong learner will open doors and thought processes you never considered.
Monthly Archives: November 2016
This is the second installment in a three part series on off-season strength training for football at the high school level.
This is the first installment in a three part series on off-season strength training for football at the high school level. As we progress through this three part series I will address the specific goals of each phase and how … Continue reading
Disclaimer: This is not a sexy list of exercises. High school athletes are competitive, cocky, and want to talk trash. Regardless of what anyone says or writes this is not going to change.
As a former collegiate strength and conditioning coach and someone who works with a multitude of high school aged athletes it is clear that they are being lead in the wrong direction. Almost every kid I speak with can tell … Continue reading
This article is a follow up to my last post “How To Evaluate Your High Schools Strength Program”. In that article I discussed building a developmental or GPP training phase for all incoming athletes. In this article I will cover … Continue reading
For high school athletes the biggest misrepresentation of an effective strength and conditioning program is max strength testing. Building absolute strength is vital to athletic success, however, if you goal is to build healthy and productive athletes at the high … Continue reading
In my opinion the best thing about being a coach is watching athletes you have worked with achieve their personal goals. And for me, a few weeks ago I had my proudest moment as a coach.
We all know just how big of an issue ACL tears and other knee injuries are. However it is an alarming trend that very few athletes or strength programs spend time focusing on ACL injury prevention.