Fail first, Succeed Later
“Educating kids out of becoming assholes”…that’s just one aspect to being a full time strength coach for college level football programs. Jim Kiritsy [@KSU_FB_Strength] of Kennesaw State University does not apologize for his strict standards and no bullshit coaching style. In fact, he points to it’s effectiveness in this week’s episode explaining that with Effort, Attitude, and Toughness…all things are possible. With a true EAT the weak mindset, he has seen his athletes grow into monsters on the field and men their own right. Fuel your coaching fire with a little Kiritsy.
Jim Kiritsy is all about attention to detail. He believes that a teams roots are strengthened by a combination of high standards and uniformity. Sprinkle in a healthy dose of group suffering and you have the foundation for a football program whose team mentality is virtually impenetrable. When coaching up kids at this age, instilling accountability to the team is often more effective than simply holding them accountable to themselves. Therein lies the notorious culture of the Kennesaw State University football program. When coaches care, athletes perform.
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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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