Random Thoughts: July Edition

Another month, another post full of random thoughts that have been going through my head. Hope it sparks a little thought in people and you enjoy!

  1. As a coach, of any kind, you win by creating long term relationships.
  2. Strength training should always aid sporting performance, never take away from it! Not being able to walk for 3 days after a strength session, means that an athlete can’t practice their sport properly for 3 days! Is that aiding sporting performance? – Ben Griffin (@CoachGriffin88 on Twitter)
  3. Be careful about considering yourself an expert…its much better to consider yourself a student. Always be learning. Always be trying to get better.
  4. Training everyone like a track athlete checks a lot of boxes.
  5. Often times I hear coaches say that they have paid their dues because they have a degree, certifications and been to a few clinics. That’s called being qualified. Now you need to be qualified with some experience.
  6. The most successful people in the world, in any field, never stop learning. Ever.
  7. Rule #1 in leadership — it’s not about you, it’s about them.
  8. Avoiding injury in the weight room is mandatory. Brute/absolute strength tests probably aren’t.
  9. As soon as you consider yourself an expert, you stop asking questions. When you stop ask questions, you probably stop growing.
  10. The “grind” needs to include an emphasis on hydration, sleep and nutrition a concept lost on most high school athletes. – Michelle Hart-Miller (@Lancer_Power on Twitter)

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