| | EP 353 – Mastering the D3 Dynamic with Mike Caro

Author / John

2 hr 20 min listen

College Athletes Take a Hit

Coach Mike Caro [Twitter: @CoachMikeCaro] brings his unique perspective of working with 27 different teams at the D3 level to this week’s show. He and the The Crew rap about the contrasts of D1 and D3 collegiate sports environments and how those differences shape the culture of a team. When “Attitude, Effort, and Focus” are the only things an athlete can control when they walk through the doors of a weight room, the expectation is a relentless desire for improvement. Caro shares his keys to developing and maintaining a positive relationship with the sport coach staff and his deal breakers, emphasizing the unique challenges at the D3 level. Get infected…with knowledge.

Do you yearn for knowledge, engagement, and little comedic relief in these crazy times of isolation? Look no further than this week’s episode with guest, Coach Mike Caro of Emory and Henry College. He has an insight into jumpstarting D3 athletic programs, recruiting, and building relationships with his athletes. Much of what he discusses is also reminiscent of a gym owner/operator deals with. This episode is chalked full of great advice and discussion…not to mention revelations of movies forgotten. I got a fever, and the only cure is more Power Athlete Radio.

Empower Your Performance

Get to know Coach Mike Caro on Twitter @CoachMikeCaro. And remember, if you’re in southwest Virginia, give him a shout at Emory & Henry College for a tour. Lastly, don’t forget to check out Power Athlete’s programming solution to your fortress of solitude, Third Monkey. For a mere $50 trip to Home Depot you can come out the other side of this thing without becoming a lazy piece of shit.


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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.


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