By Athletes' Acceleration | January 30th, 2007
Recently I went to Arizona to visit a good friend of mine.
While we were there I was introduced to a trainer who had his
own workout facility where he trained the general population.
We got to talking and he told me about how he too was going to
get into the speed training and sports performance industry.
He explained that there was no real competition in his area and
parents would be willing to pay almost anything (he lives in
a very wealthy part of the state) to help their kids become
And knowing a bit about the area, I knew he was right.
So I asked him a very basic question about his background in
His response almost made me choke!
Now I didn’t really know this guy and there was nothing to gain
by grilling him about his plans.
But his response was both disappointing and insulting considering
what it took for me to get where I am today.
So what was the response that got me so worked up?
This guy told me that he had NO background working with
(But he did play highschool football and baseball!)
Instead, he was going to pay for his credentials.
By attending a 10 day workshop, he would learn not only how
to assess and train athletes, but also how to market and promote
10 days and he’s going to start taking peoples’ money and
‘training’ their kids?
Even as I write this I get fired up!
And it should get you fired up too.
Because there are a lot of trainers like this out there working
with the athletes on your team or with your son or daughter.
In fact, there are a lot of sport coaches out there who are
using outdated training methods with your kids as well.
And they shouldn’t be. It’s a disaster waiting to happen.
If you are going to start working with athletes, whether as a
a sports coach, a parent or a speed coach, it starts with
education. It means obtaining resources that teaches you the
fundamentals of athletic development and using that as the
foundation of both your training and your education.
You don’t have to know everything that I know in order to make
your athletes faster.
But when working with young athletes, you have to consider their
long term development. And it starts with learning the fundamentals.
It means learning from professionals who have the knowedge
and experience you want.
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