Don’t Coach That


Screwing up athletes is very common because coaches like telling people what to do. I like not coaching things that shouldn’t be tinkered with. The secret is not to try to play god. For example, many of the online education programs we are seeing today, and are even advertised in my inbox as I blog, create more harm to the athlete because of artificial interventions. Minimalism is key, and knowing what not to coach is vital. For example the bar path is something that is the result of good technique, and coaches tend chase the symptomatic pattern vs focusing on the fundamentals. Reflexes and athletes learning on their own to complete tasks are real ways that people problem solve. Let Newton do his work and intervene with what is not working on it’s own.
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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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