As Strength and Conditioning Coaches we all know that writing the workout is the easy part. Getting athletes engage with the workout, the culture, and to you as a coach is what's hard. Following on from the Podcast I recorded back in 2016, Ron McKeefery contacted me to see if I would be part of a project he was pulling together.
His idea was to create a book called Weight Room Wisdom. Through his years of coaching he found that his favorite moments are those with the athletes before our after a lift, when they got the chance to talk with them about being a better human. Using stories to teach them life lessons that would help them to be the best athlete they could be, but more importantly lessons that will stick with them long after athletics.
Stories that will inspire them to be the best version of themselves. He wanted to know if I had any pearls of wisdom! I sent over my contribution and it's been included in his new book, Weight Room Wisdom. It' a collection of inspirational stories used by 99 of the top Strength and Conditioning Coaches in the world (and me!).
A combination of metaphorical, experiential, and personal stories they have used to inspire their athletes for years.
This book is for any coach that aspires to make an impact in their athletes life. Those that strive to break up the monotony of typical coaching cliches with skilled storytelling.
Check out Chapter Seven and let me know what you think! Follow this link to pick up your copy