More on Record Keeping


One of my biggest problems in the past was record keeping. I would do what was required but not more. We all have written workouts with Microsoft Word or on legal pads but it’s what you write down is more important than the technology you use. Some coaches still print out photos and use protractors to get angles, but it’s not wrong, just inefficient. When I read blogs I wonder what they write down and often the templates are designed to make their conclusions just wishful thinking. I have seen some college programs that don’t even record the date on the assessment and wonder why they can’t create conclusions on injuries. Working with athletes is a moral act and poor record keeping is vital or we are not helping them. When we learn more about our own programs we can start giving better advice online.

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.
Carl Valle

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