Coach Development

Over the course of this series, we've learned about the talent code and myelin, the neural insulator critical to the development of skill in athletes. We first examined how to stimulate myelin's growth with deep practice in training. Deep practice is the action, and thus for the athlete is the most critical element of the talent code.
Nervous about jumping into youth coaching? There’s no need. Here are some tips if you're just getting started.
Don't let the weightlifting enthusiasm in kids slip through your fingers, instead learn how to keep them engaged.
Learn how to maintain good shoulder health and prevent missed training sessions when it comes to youth weightlifting.
Coaches, don't let the sun set on the potential of youth weightlifting before its potential is discovered.
I'm a big believer in starting children while they're young. Here's why RDLs are my favorite exercise.
Coaches, stop the downward spiral of detrimental coaching and nutritional counseling with your obese clients.
Teaching kids how to do the Olympic lifts is different from teaching adults. Change your cues accordingly.
Young athletes don't always realize the impact their training will have on their future. Here's how to protect them.
Coaching clients over forty isn't just about teaching technique, but also learning how to communicate with them.
I'm not going to give you the usual boring advice. Instead, I'm here to offer some not-so-expected tips on how to handle kids.
The off-season does not mean an athlete should not train. So if it doesn’t mean taking time off, what does it mean?
The term “sensitive period” refers to a certain age or period in a child’s life in which they are more receptive to some types of learning than others.
Just like in any good Montessori program, coaches of youth athletes need to build the foundations before the high-level skill work.
"Following the child" is a common phrase in Montessori. Here's how to apply it to coaching clients of all ages.
My seventy-year-old client is quite special. She is also my mother and longest serving client, having been trained by me for more than twenty years now.
Here are some ideas for combining exercises to create safe, effective upper body workouts for kids.