In this episode I tackle a topic which seems to raise its hand every month in the #YOJAY box. How do you train a group or team of athletes functionally? This is a fantastic topic and a great opportunity to share my techniques for making group training both exciting, challenging while addressing the groups functional progressions and regressions. This weeks featured email is from Chris Bates, ATC, CSCS.
I appreciate your perspective and integration of the screens and assessments to your training. I get overwhelmed and discouraged from being able to treat and train my student-athletes in the manner that I envision, where I’m regularly screening, assessing, regressing and progressing their plans dependent upon how they are moving today. It seems that you may have traveled down this road and may have some tips for a young coach like myself. I’m the Dir of Athletic Performance Development for 16 teams and would love to incorporate this into our culture as coaches and teaches to student-athletes, coaching interns, etc. I’d like to hear more specially how you do this, as well as any other ways you incorporate correctives, assessments, and screens. I’d like to be able to perform assessments and screens right on the training floor in the middle of a training session and then prescribe appropriate correctives. Is this unrealistic?
Thanks for any help and guidance you provide,
Chris Bates, ATC, CSCS
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