JBT: Episode 94 Why You Should Give Back to Your Members
Not taking something is not the same as giving something.
JBT: Episode 93 A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words
Showing athletes a diagram of the class logistics saves you time and effort and makes other people accountable for what should be happening.
JBT: Episode 92 How to Utilize Multiple Coaches
The best coach in the world can't manage a massive group of athletes. Knowing where our limitations are and adding extra eyes is important to make sure coaching actually happens.
JBT: Episode 91 Why You Shouldn’t teach Complex Movements
Coaching is different than lecturing or presenting. Complex movements are often "over taught" and made to be more difficult than necessary. To a large extent the human body knows how to do what it needs to do so find the simplest way to get an athlete moving and coach their…
JBT: Episode 90 Competitors Shouldn’t be Special
If you have truly competitive athletes in your gym, they should not be the exception. They should be the same as everyone else and not demand more time and effort on your part.
JBT: Episode 89 The Value of Showing Movement Faults
There is value in showing athletes what is "wrong" and "right". Context is important here as well as delivery. The important this is having a point of reference without placing the majority of the focus on "wrong"
JBT: Episode 88 When to Talk to Your Athletes
What we have to say to our athletes is important, particularly when they are under the stress of high intensity work. Choosing when to speak in order to be heard is important.
JBT: Episode 87 How to Train Pregnant Athletes
Most women can train safely through their pregnancies. As coaches our job is to give them the safest options to continue to train and prepare themselves for birth and postpartum life. They can improve during that nine months as well.
JBT: Episode 86 How to Stagger Start Your Classes
If you have the problem of too many athletes and not enough equipment or space you need a solution. Two heats of the workout its almost never the best option. There are some things to consider when stagger starting your classes.
JBT: Episode 85 When Coaches Can Go Off Script
Your staff should have some poetic freedom to be themselves when they coach. But that shouldn't happen day one. They need to be able to run predetermined timeline first and demonstrate proficiency with a session plan. Then they can add a little of their own flavor.