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With all of the great responses from the Poetry in Motion blog I will throw out this common issue with training. How much feedback is necessary, and what style matches what athlete. I don’t have the answer but my guess as little as needed. That is hard. No epic sagas but couplets and haikus. How to do it? Well that’s why 20-30 years will bring more answers than questions. Currently in year 12 my style is the same but my training construction is far different because I was trying to coach something that was not coordinative but had a biomotor demand that wasn’t developed. Now I am trying to use the Ashley Mort style of coaching, as reality trumps theory every time. Should we give feedback every rep of 10 x 20m runs? We all know that depends. We may coach intensely for a month and not say a word for a few weeks and see what happens. I am working on a statement in response to coach look at me as we all get the need to be observed. I think the best coaching is winning small battles every day to do things a little bit better. The breakthroughs are great stories for seminars and clinics but I feel that good coaching is just sound pedagogy, and not David Copperfield magic.
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Carl Valle

Carl Valle

Track & Field Coach
Carl is an expert coach who has produced champions in swimming, track and numerous other sports. He is one of the foremost experts in the fields of nutrition and restoration.
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