Like in the past, we go in with no agenda or plan, other than to let the conversation go where it takes us. We ventured into some broad areas such as how the fall went for our athletes and our review of the past 6-months, if S&C coaches are stepping outside of their boundaries by building representative environments in training, where does strength stand in athletic movement, do athletes need to master COD drills before they can be exposed to agility, the perceived silos in S&C and much more.
- "I'd like to be able to walk someone further across the bridge rather than leave them halfway and hope they make it to the other side" (In reference to a S&C Coach implementing more representative environments in training)
- "We're in charge of physical preparation and a big part of that is getting the athlete ready to handle sport movement"
- "The movement and the way the individual organizes movement in order to interact with environment and the problems within the environment are of vital importance to any coach"
- "Sport movement is what connects all us involved with athletes - S&C, sport coach, position coach, athletic trainer"
- "Does strength in a squat mean the athlete will exhibit strength on the field?"
- "Ability to express strength is time dependent"
- "Coaches often misinterpret that the weight room is the only place an athlete can get strong and gain strength. Remember athletes are being exposed to 3-4+xBW in GRF during sprinting, cutting, jumping, landing - so field movement does create a strength stimulus, a very specific strength stimulus"
- "Facilitate athletes to become better at adapting coordination patterns and gain more abundant movement solutions"
- "Something as simple as different anthropometric features will result in different affordances for action, so at this very basic level of different body types will mean athletes will address movement problems differently and thus their solutions will be different"
- "A common question we get is, my athletes haven't "mastered" COD drills yet so I can't progress them to agility or an open environment yet" (Each answer this question, starting at 31:30)
- Shawn's response from 45:00-
- "Often times we try to dictate and tell athletes what movement is correct before we actually investigate the problem deeply enough and allow them to come up with their self-organized, emergent movement solution"
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