by Wil Fleming – www.beforcefit.com
It is the week of Thanksgiving and I wanted to share with you why I am thankful for the IYCA.
Certainly I am thankful for the knowledge I gain from attending live events and the continuing education certification courses but that only touches the surface. The IYCA gives away, literally gives away, so much valuable information. All of it for free. The IYCA treats its members like family. I am thankful for being a part of an organization that wants me to be able to do what I love better than any other professional around.
As members of the IYCA we are all passionate about the training of our youth. Some are passionate about reducing the prevalence of obesity in our youth, others want to help athletes succeed to their highest levels. Wherever you fall on this spectrum there is one thing that will determine your success.
Your ability to reach as many young people as possible.
If your passion lies in training young athletes and helping them succeed there is no better way to reach tons of athletes than to go straight to the source. We all want to be able to train them at the high school. Trying to do this is often met with a lot of resistance from the high school coaches and athletic director, but Brian gives us all a blueprint to allow us to get into high schools.
I would go into exactly how I went about contacting the schools, developing relationships, providing free services and information, all the way until each school approached me about training their athletes, but I don’t have to. Brian gave an interview to Pat Rigsby awhile back and he gave out the audio for free! He provided an actual blueprint to getting access to 100’s of athletes. For me it has gotten me nearly 500 athletes and counting.
So I told Brian Grasso and he said that he would offer up this amazing interview, that has let me reach so many athletes, as a little Thanksgiving gift.
I hope you take advantage of it like I have.
Please have a great and safe Thanksgiving, and if you wouldn’t mind tell me what the IYCA has done for which you are thankful.
– Wil Fleming