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.
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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