My Thoughts Monday #81- Jay DeMayo- Is Specialization The Criminal or Victim?

“We are making inferences on things that may or may not be connected.”

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There are many topics that keep showing up on the internet from Strength Coaches that are “push button” topics that get a great positive response from our profession. One at the top of that list is the idea of early specialization is bad for athletes. In this weeks My Thoughts Monday I discuss my thoughts on the topic and why I feel like we need to slow down with making this idea the villain.

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My Thoughts Monday #80- Jay DeMayo- Let’s Stop Bashing Opinion and Start Qualifying Results

“We can talk about “this can make you faster,” but did it?”

“If you’re not giving me hard data, and numbers, to show me that you’re getting better at what you’re training for, then bro who cares man? WHO CARES?”

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In this field we love to look at what other people do and evaluate their work, but many times we don’t have an actual reference point to look at. In this weeks My Thoughts Monday I share my thoughts on this, and the importance of sharing outcomes of our programs to better help coaches make decisions on how they train their athletes in the future.  

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My Thoughts Monday #79- Jay DeMayo- What Is Necessary For Your Athlete’s Depends On YOU

“We need to take a step back and understand that giving them what they need, not what they can handle is completely dependent upon what you’ve prescribed and how you have developed them as an athlete.”

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A week ago I was up at SSI for an awesome education event. During the event was a great round table Q and A, and one question really stuck with me. As coaches, we really like our if P then Q situations and having all our progressions and regressions set. Understanding the idea of minimal effective dose and giving the athlete what they need, not what they can handle, is determined by how prepared the athlete is, how ready the athlete is, and how well you have prepared the athlete. I give my take on this, where I see this confusion coming from and how we can do better with understanding where these “alterations” can come from. 

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My Thoughts Monday #78- Jay DeMayo- Be Careful With Our Reactions to Reactions

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Last week there was a pretty significant backlash to Michigan State Head Men’s Basketball Coach Tom Izzo’s response to an athlete making a mistake. I feel this is something that we, as strength coaches, need to take a look at as we try to progress the profession forward. In this weeks My Thoughts Monday I discuss where I see as something that we need to take note of, why it could have a huge impact on our progress as a profession, and what we need to consider in these heated situations.

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My Thoughts Monday #77- Jay DeMayo- Time To Put Some Focus In The #Grind

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As we enter this transition period of the year, being where many basketball teams are somewhere between the post season and off season, we need to make sure that we look at how we are handling the athletes we get to work with. The “Grind” as so many like to call it can be a good thing, the idea of wanting to work more and put in the effort can be a good thing, BUT if we just blindly work, and keep going and going and “GRINDING” are we actually pushing people in a proper direction and moving them forward, or are we just “GRINDING” their knees. Today I share my thoughts on this and where I feel like we can help them “GRIND” smarter, while still doing the work they want to. 

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My Thoughts Monday #76- Devan McConnell, UMASS Lowell-Handling Your Healthy Scratches

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UMASS Lowell’s Director of Hockey Performance Devan McConnell shares with us today how he handles his healthy scratches in this weeks My Thoughts Monday. Working with athletes who are not getting playing time can be a challenge, not just for the coach, but for the athlete who may be in a bad place psychologically when they aren’t playing. Devan shares with us how he breaks down training this group of athletes, both the program, and how he artistically works with the guys giving them some autonomy.

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My Thoughts Monday #75-Sean Brown, Rice University- Academic Stress With The 21st Century Athlete

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Sean Brown from Rice University shares with us the impact of academics on the student athlete in this weeks My Thoughts Monday. Coach Brown shares with us where he has seen a change in how student athletes handle their academic load from when he was in school in the early 2000’s until now, and where he see’s a lot of these changes and the stress that is coming due to it.

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My Thoughts Monday #73-Jay DeMayo- Hire For Buckets You Don’t Fill, Push Education to Fill Those Buckets

“A lot of these young coaches have way more to offer than any of us can imagine.”

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Getting outside your comfort zone is important for growth. That includes who you are looking to hire when you are filling positions, and how you progress yourself and your staff though education. Ben Williams touched upon this a bit in last weeks podcast, and today I share how I look at that in both situations, both hiring and educating your staff.

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My Thoughts Monday #72-Jay DeMayo- Be Accountable To The Person In The Mirror First

“Lead with them, don’t sit there and tell them “do as I say not as I do”.”

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These kids lack discipline. There is no accountability with millennials. You hear that all the time when we talk about this generation of athletes. In this weeks My Thoughts Monday I discuss where I see coaches needing to pull their weight with some of these areas to help improve these “issues” that we see.  

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My Thoughts Monday #71-Jay DeMayo- Titles Matter In Job Comparison

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The topic of how coaches are compensated and job security constantly going on social media. We talk about all sorts of issues that are “keeping us down” but one thing that could be limiting our advancement is the vast array of titles that you see in this field. In this weeks My Thoughts Monday I discuss just that, and how the latest “big promotion” sparked this.

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