Imposter Syndrome

The first hurdle was submitting and being approved for my content proposal, then comes the dread of "will anyone show up?" After a group of around 25-30 showed up, then starts the micromanaging in the moment. Self-censoring things that I wanted to say or do, for fear of sounding stupid. Trying to guess what the group wanted to hear. Imposter syndrome is real, put yourself out there anyways!

Anticipation > Vision

Remind athletes and coaches to focus on what's important and tune out all of the noise. We are constantly inundated by this and that new gadget which claims to help our vision, or reaction, or make our feet faster, or our recovery better. The problem is much of what we are being sold on is unproved, invalid or outright dubious.

Do Work. No Ego.

"DO WORK. NO EGO" This is written on the board in the gym. A reminder that we all are there for a purpose and that purpose has nothing to do with making others feel inadequate, or comparing our progress to others. Applying this mindset to our training environment allows us to recognize strengths and weaknesses freely, as a way to improve collectively,

Knowledge Without the Right Tools

For coaches this means going beyond the textbooks. Beyond the blogs. Beyond the YouTube and Instagram videos. This is understanding the practical implications of what you've learned in theory about periodization, energy systems, force production, etc., and how to best adapt and apply it for the benefit of the athlete. Want your athletes to Olympic Lift? Go learn HOW to properly execute and coach the lifts. Want to incorporate sprinting into your programming?

Happy Hockey Hips

Do to the aggressive and repetitive nature of the skating stride, and the specific mechanics, hockey players are especially prone to issues with their hips and groin. But never fear, I've got three steps for you to ensure you have Happy Hockey Hips!