In the world of strength and conditioning, learning how to move others—not just physically, but also psychologically and emotionally—is paramount to getting the most out of them. People are the ultimate performance variable, and understanding how to effectively blend knowledge of proper training with the nuances of human behavior is integral to helping athletes achieve their ultimate goals. Unfortunately, while much attention has been given to the science of physical training, little attention has been given to the science of communication.
Conscious Coaching: The Art and Science of Building Buy-In bridges this gap. Readers learn the foundational principles of improving relationships, enhancing engagement, and gaining the trust of athletes through targeted communication. And, every bit as important, readers also learn concrete strategies to apply these principles in day-to-day coaching situations they will inevitably encounter. The result is a game-changing book that sets the stage for coaches to create a culture of success within sport, but also beyond. Conscious Coaching is a movement and its time has come.
The Manual Vol.1
The Manual Vol.1 is the first publication from Central Virginia Sport Performance. In THE MANUAL VOL. 1, you will find chapters from ten individuals who have had an immense impact on everything we do at CVASP. Our hope with this book is that each reader takes something useful from the information presented that they can use to make their athletes perform better. Whether that is through respiratory muscle training (Chpt.10), velocity based training (Chpt. 7), or even training based on muscle fiber type (Chpt. 5).