What Do You Want?
This week, Jim Davis of @Coach4Kindness and The Good Athlete Program joins The Crew to discuss how his team is utilizing training to impact youth athletes both in and out of the weight room. Tex digs a bit to unearth some of the gems shared by Davis at the recent NSCA Coaches Conference. Hear what drives Jim, like many coaches, to work predominantly at the high school level despite seemingly more glamorous opportunities. According to Jim, it comes down to loyalty and pure economics; where can he make the greatest impact on the most people. As Davis puts it, youth athletes present a uniquely malleable and earnest quality that is essential for driving positive change.
How do you take a youth athlete and empower them to become self motivated? Furthermore, what steps are required to ensure that the athlete can develop their own meaningful trajectory to success? Jim has a simple arsenal of field tested tools to lead kids using concepts like morality and mindfulness. Do not be misled by the jargon; this program is not fluff. It’s based in cognitive science and proven practice. But it doesn’t happen on accident…intentional coaching is a proactive discipline that starts with you. Don’t take my word for it, though. Hear from accomplished athlete, compassionate coach, and inspiring intellectual, Jim Davis.
EMPOWER YOUR PERFORMANCE.
Now it’s time for you to empower your performance. To hear more about The Good Athlete Project, follow them on instagram @Coach4Kindness or head to goodathleteproject.com to get link to the Good Athlete Podcast. And remember, a great place to start with any athlete is to simply ask “What do you want?” and allow THEM to vocalize the necessary steps to achieve the goal.
Tagged: Coach 4 Kindness / coaching / Cognition / Good Athlete Project / High School / Leadership / Middle School / Mindfulness / Mindset / model / Morality / motivation / Sport Coaches / Teens / Youth Athletes
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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