| | PA Radio – Episode 302: Gary Schofield

Author / John

Living and coaching with passion

“I like to drink beer, does that mean my kids should be drinking beer?” Good question, Gary. As a Coach, Gary Schofield has seen the pitfalls of many in his field. Just because you LIKE a certain training system doesn’t mean it’s the most APPROPRIATE or effective for your athletes. How do you connect with your kids? Find out what motivates them to play their sport and then use that to motivate your desire to see them succeed. Gary also argues that in a weight room or on the field teaches kids something beyond what the failure they may experience in a classroom. As a Coach, you have the opportunity to shape how they respond to that very public failure, inevitably setting them up to be resilient adults. Take a peek into the wit and passion of Coach Gary Schofield.

A lot of people want to talk about what it takes to become a coach at a high level, but very few have actually endured the painstaking process. The journey of becoming a leader and mentor is one of sacrifice and commitment. No one knows that better than Coach Gary Schofield. After earning and receiving most people’s dream job in the NBA, he decided to forgo the opportunity after being exposed to high school athletes. In his experience, most people revere the coaches of professional athletes far more than that of youth athletes. But Schofield thinks that that the system has it backwards. Those dedicated to working with the relatively untrained, the stressed, and the complex youth, are the most adept in the field of strength and conditioning. Don’t rely on the talent of your athletes to magically enhance your ability to coach. Instead, find outlets to Empower the Performance of the mediocre. Listen NOW!


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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.


  1. Matt on March 22, 2019 at 1:59 am

    Did Gary Schofield just provide sound reasoning for the purchase of the PA party barge? Schooner Strong 2020?

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