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My Thoughts Monday #148- What’s Your Checkpoints?

“We ended out seeing what we thought we would see, but seeing what we thought we would see ended out changing the direction that we thought we could go.” 

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At the conclusion of week 2 of our return to sport from this pandemic break came to a conclusion I took some time to reflect. One thing that I kept coming back to were the driving factors behind some decisions we made to make some changes to the plan so that we can keep progressing, and how there was an accidental check point for us to see where we are and how we are progressing. In this weeks My Thoughts Monday I discuss where the check point showed up, what we saw, how it impacted our progressions, and how this is going to change how I look at this progression going forward. 

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My Thoughts Monday #147- Living And Leading With Our Experience Living In “Plan B”

“When we start to get frustrated can we start to bring ideas that can help eliminate our frustration, that can eliminate other peoples, let’s call it, lack of vision as to how they can be more flexible and more adaptive.” 

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As we continue to progress into this return to sport during COVID-19 I’ve had the luxury of being able to discuss with a lot of practitioners about their plans, policy’s, and procedures in the process.  Many of these coaches has expressed the same concerns, and that is a lack of leadership. In this weeks My Thoughts Monday I share where I feel we, as performance practitioners, can lead better, and really help drive our departments forward because we are so used to having to evolve and be agile and flexible with what we do. 

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My Thoughts Monday #146- Be Confident, But Ready To Make Changes

“If you don’t believe in it yourself, why would anyone else believe in what you’re doing?”

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The return to sport programming for athletes has been a huge point of conversation through this whole “break” that we have had. Along with building the plan, handling sport coaches along with it has been at the front of everyones mind. This is why it’s vital for coaches to have confidence in, not just the program, but how they communicate what and why they’re doing what they are doing as well, is vital. We also need to be ready and confident in our plans to take care of the athletes that have set backs. What’s our back up plan? What’s our plan for kids that have set backs? How are we, as a performance staff as a whole, going to handle these issues? In this weeks My Thoughts Monday, I share our plans for that, and why this set up the way we do and what some of our “Plan B” ideas are.

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My Thoughts Monday #145- The What’s And Whys To Our Return To Sport Program

“We know intent is king, right, so if you are springing fast and jumping high, as explosively or far or whatever as possible, and you just cut the volume and work your way up with that, you’re going to get a heck of a lot more out of that you are if you’re moving 100 pounds, which is 50% of what you should be lifting.” 

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As student athletes are starting to return to campus some coaches have already had the ability to start to work with their athletes, while some are starting in the near future. In this weeks My Thoughts Monday I discuss the plan that we have built for our athletes return to sport when they come back on campus, why we chose these things based on some of the conversations we have been lucky to have with coaches who are already “in the trenches.” This simple progression of basic progressive overload makes a lot of sense to me, but would love to get your input or feedback on the plan.

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My Thoughts Monday #144- An Idea To Fill The Free Time We Are All Afraid Of

“We need to make sure that we are doing best by them in this time in every way shape and form, and that may be finding ways to educate them on things that, we know based on our past experiences, the college experience may lack for them.” 

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One topic that has come up in many of the meetings we have had of late is a concern over the free time that the student athletes will have in “the bubble” when they return. In this weeks My Thoughts Monday I share some ideas that we have and are hoping to implement. I’d really love to hear some of your thoughts and feed back on these, because none of this is written in stone. 

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My Thoughts Monday #143- Have a Plan, That Fits Your Principles, Driven With Data

“If we have to make alterations to the plan, if we don’t have a plan, there is nothing to make alterations too.”

“Weather your principles are X, Y, or Z itchy need to be able lead directly into the plan that you have, and if your principles lead into the plan, then how you are monitoring, or how you are evaluating, or what you are monitoring, should fall right into place.”

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Dr. Josh Nelson joined us for FREE-VASPS to share with us how they are going to evaluate their student athletes, and what are the driving factors behind these metrics. In today’s My Thoughts Monday I share what I took away from this talk, being how important it is to have a plan that fits your principles, how those should drive you to what data you’re going to utilize to make sure you’re moving in the right direction, and how we need to be better with simply clearly communicating what is important.

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My Thoughts Monday #142- Monitoring Is More Then Just Taking Away

“Our job is to increase performance, and one of the things we have to do to increase performance is increase the athletes resilience to stress. You can not increase the athlete’s resilience to stress if you don’t stress the athlete.”

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Today’s My Thoughts Monday is a review of Emma Beanland’s presentation at FREE-VASPS. Emma is one of the most well versed people in athlete tracking in the world, and has taught many coaches the ins and outs of it, so with that in mind we could talk for a long time about the simplicity and complexity of how she deciphers the data, and the roles of floor and ceiling values, but today I discuss one thing she said. That is the thought that coaches still look at all of these monitoring devices as a means to make athletes do less work, when in reality, I feel the goal is the exact opposite.

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My Thoughts Monday #140- Self Auditing Your KPI’s To Improve Your Programming

“We need to be able to have measurements that are going to indicate that we are improving the athlete in some way that will impact their performance.”

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This weeks My Thoughts Monday is a review of a huge take-a-way from Stephanie Mock’s awesome presentation from FREE-VASPS. Stephanie shared with us their entire return to sport progression, including how they’re going to train there athletes when they return, but the primary take away for me was her evaluations and how she discussed our role in developing objective KPI’s. The idea of KPI’s and tracking has been a bit of a hot button of late, and are things that we all should have been implementing for some time now. In this My Thoughts Monday, I share how this layoff period has been super helping in allowing us to have a great opportunity to look at what we are evaluating, address deeper how it will impact programming, how we can better share information, and so on.

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My Thoughts Monday #139- Get Back To The Basics and Be Savage With Them

“Can we get savagely good at the things we can do that are simple to build upon?”

“Let’s take a big step back where we are right now and do what we say we are worried about, and the is, address the fact that they haven’t been training and completely rebuild them foundation-ally and technically and make them savage lifters again.”

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In this weeks My Thoughts Monday I share some take aways from Cam Davidson’s talk from FREE-VASPS. Cam shared with us the ins and outs of how he plans to work with his volleyball athletes week 1 when they return to Penn State, and that plan is to get back to the basics, keep programming savagely simple, and get really good at lifting again. This is some advice that I think all of us could use when we look at our programming going forward upon return to campus. 

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My Thoughts Monday #138- How can we impact workloads without interfering with practice?

“If we are really serving both of them (players and coaches) what we really might have to do to be best for all of them is almost step back, and say ok, how can we do things to get better in the least amount of work possible?”

How can we support what these young people need to do to be successful for the coaches we are trying to assist?”

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As I continue to discuss some of my take aways from FREE-VASPS, today we come to Kaiti Jones presentation on how she plans to develop her basketball players to be prepared post stay at home. Kaiti does some really awesome things to help impact the training load on her athletes by manipulating aspects of her work with them both in training and during sport practice. This allows the sport coaches to continue to progress as they deem fit with out interruption or massive modifications. I’ve spoken many times about how important I feel that this is for us to be able to do, and was super imnpressed with how Kaiti makes this happen.

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