| Ep 504 – Where Private Sector Coaches Fit Into High School Athletics

Author / John

28 Min Listen

In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener:

Thanks for all you guys do – love the content. I train HS athletes (all sports, but mostly football) and I’m looking for help on how to balance their training with me against what they’re doing with the team. There seems to be very little planning involved in their current program – for example, I’ll have a squat/press day with bedrock programmed and they come in having 1RMd their squat that morning What are some best practices for managing this and programming effectively for my kids? Thanks

A coach is a protecter helping guard athletes against themselves and others.

High School athletics can get as dramatic as Game of Thrones in the glory days, especially when it comes to football. Sport coaches pulling athletes away from being a multi-sport kid dangling (or threatening) a starting position. Kids looking for extra work with a strength or skills coach can be potentially black-balled for not be a “team player”. We won’t even get started on politics and parents! Bottom-line, athlete’s need protectors, teachers, and challengers in the arena and not have to worry about looking over their shoulder. So where does the private sector coach fit into all this?

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John and Tex take a hot-hotline question examining the role of the private sector coach in high school athletics. Where do they best fit and how can they aim to empower when the athlete has private training on-top of organized team activities.

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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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