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Youth Coaching Tributes 2010

Youth Coaching

Dan Parsons had the greatest impact on my Youth Coaching career.


Bar none.


Of all the wonderful Coaches I have had the sincere pleasure
of meeting and working with over the years, he, by far and
away, is the one that stands out to me.


I was 22.


Young and very ambitious.


Dan was a seasoned veteran and had worked with literally
hundreds of young athletes through his career.


And wow… what a role model he became to me.


He taught me about the scientific concepts of long-term
athlete development.


He showed me how to communicate with young athletes of
varying personalities and skill levels.


He explained to me the ART behind the SCIENCE of strength
and conditioning.


He put me in difficult youth coaching situations, gave me just enough
rope to hang myself and then demonstrated how to do it