| Ep 602 – Building humans for sport AND life

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Why a coach should foster Athlete Autonomy.

Great coaching doesn’t begin and end with your ability to connect. As a leader you can’t be afraid to let your baby birds spread their wings. This requires educating your athletes and allowing autonomy where appropriate.

Are you making your athletes dependent on you? Maybe you’re afraid of becoming obsolete. This is a RED FLAG for any coach who avoids instilling knowledge and education into their athletes. Gut check – is that you?

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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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