This year I’ve invested quite a lot of time and money in my personal development as a coach. To help other coaches I thought I’d share some great resources I’ve either found that are free or that I’ve paid for.
Lee Taft’s Ground Breaking 2 DVD
If you’ve not heard of Lee Taft, then I highly recommend you check out his work. He’s a world leader when it comes to the delivery of multi-directional speed. Lee is brilliant at making the complex seem simple, and breaks down all the multi-directional movements you need to know and how to coach them effectively.
EXOS / Nick Winkelman’s – The 0.10 sec Difference
I’m not usually a fan of online courses, but I made an exception when I purchased this one from EXOS and I’m glad I did.
After watching Nick Winkelman present at the UKSCA Conference last year, I was impressed with what he presented about the EXOS systems and wanted to learn a bit more about how they work. The 0.10 sec Difference focuses on linear speed development, specifically in the context of the NFL combine, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have application to athletes elsewhere. I have applied and adapted parts of it to work with different groups of athletes to great effect.
The course is broken down in to Acceleration and Absolute Speed providing technical models, error models, drills and coaching cues for both aspects. The beauty of it is that once the course is completed you can still return to the website to re-watch the videos when you need to refresh your memory on anything.
High Performance Training For Sports – David Joyce & Daniel Lewindon
If you haven’t done it already buy this book right now! Chapter after chapter is absolute gold with some of the leading names from around the globe, contributing their expert views across a range of areas. Chapter authors include Rhodri Lloyd covering LTAD, Dan Baker gives a long term approach to developing Strength and Power, Jeremy Sheppard covers Jumping and Landing, Stuart Yule with In Season Training, Sue Falsone covering flexibility and mobility, the list goes on and on.
Any of you who follow me on Twitter, will know I’m a big fan of Rob’s podcast. I regularly chat to Rob and not only is he top bloke, but he’s got some top notch guests on the podcast from around the world including Mike Young, Nick Grantham, Dave O’Sullivan, Ron McKeefery, Tom McLaughlin, Jeremy Sheppard, Mladen Jovanovic. Rob’s nailed the art of interviewing and does a great job asking the questions we all want to ask these guys. Whether you are a student of the game, or a seasoned strength coach you will definitely get something out of these podcasts.