| Ep 457 – Building Grit in Kids These Days w/ Jim Davis

Author / Cali Hinzman

50 Min Listen

Grit cannot be owned, it must be regularly cultivated, reevaluated, and consciously enlisted

Good Athlete Project’s Director, Jim Davis, joins Tex for a little tug of war over the topic of Grit. Jim’s high school strength program is one of the biggest in the country staffing 17 coaches and training 2000 high school athletes on a daily basis. His coaching message must be dialed in leaving no room for error relaying his vision to the coaches and down to the athletes. To accomplish this feat he leans on the research and tools of Power Athlete Radio alum, Angela Duckworth.

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If you’re a parent aiming to instill lessons of hard work or a coach fighting to develop a culture, this conversation is for you. Dig in as Jim and Tex open up and explore the application of Duckworth’s key components of Grit: 1) sustained interest, 2) sustained effort; 3) long-term goals. 

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Empower Your Performance

Have you been squatting on questions for John, Luke and Tex? Maybe you have asked around, and just can’t land on a straight answer. Take a breather, give us a call, and let us do the leg work.

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Cali Hinzman

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.


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