Coaching Young Athletes And My Own Mistakes

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Coaching Young Athletes Based on yesterday’s post, let me say this… 

 (1) Linear acceleration.

 

(2) Olympic Lift Technique.

 

Those were my two greatest deficits as a Coach.

 

I just didn’t understand Linear Acceleration mechanically, they way I wanted to.

 

Until I met Lee Taft.

 

What he taught me about Plyo-Steps and mechanical force production changed everything about my ability to coach Speed.

 

Same holds true for Olympic Lift Technique.

 

I loved using ‘Oly Lifts’ when coaching young athletes.

 

I adored the power gains I saw and the raw strength that was being gained.

 

But until I met Wil Fleming, I really didn’t understand:

 

(1) Proper Application of Technique

 

(2) Subtle Technique Management

 

(3) Progressions & Regressions

 

(4) Programming

 

(5) Advanced Movements

 

The years I’ve spent asking questions and watching Will coach have been some of the most worthwhile in my life.

 

And if I can admit to having weaknesses, why shouldn’t you?

 

You’ll find out the reasons I’m bringing this all up tomorrow…

 

 

– Brian

 
Coaching Young Athletes 

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