Happy Monday! Here are a few thoughts bouncing around in my head after a week of reading, podcasts and other continuing ed. Enjoy!
- As student-athletes come back to campus we will start our screening process which consists primarily of the FMS. And the FMS is a hot topic with people but I don’t know why. The FMS does nothing but trickle out what we shouldn’t be doing with certain athletes, not predict injuries. We screen, find out where they may have some dysfunctions and/or movement issues, and load them appropriately going forward.
- Something I need to do more often is to trust my coaching intuition – it’ll usually leads me in the right direction.
- One of the things I’ve learned over the years as a coach is that it doesn’t and shouldn’t be about you. I coach what needs to be coached but I don’t over-coach. I don’t need to hear myself coaching just to hear myself. I don’t need to say something just to say something. Sometimes we are better off sitting back and letting athletes be athletes once they have become competent in the lifts they are doing.