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What are your thoughts on this article? Mark Right from Georgia got hurt doing p90x. With all the great resources that Division 1 schools have, I am sure that they can find 20-30 mins to workout. These schools have strength coaches that could easily help coaches be in shape. I think it goes a long ways when coaches take the time to be in great shape themselves as oppose to losing themselves and gaining weight after their playing days. 

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Comment by Karsten Jensen on November 8, 2012 at 10:53am

I can speak mainly from the perspective of being a strength and conditioning, even though I have seen and heard many examples of how head coaches conducts themselves. Fundamentally, it is my opion that "to train world class athletes (or athletes at any level), you don't need to be a world class athlete, you need to be a world class (insert the appropriate level) coach.

On occasion, I hear from coaches (in their fourties or more) who used to be professional athletes that they

won't ask their team to do anything that they can't do themselves. I think that is misplaced. 

To some extent, I think that it is an issue of "credibility indicators" of which the coach's physical presence is one. I used to work with a danish badminton coach, who never made it beyond medium level as a player and was very overweight, yet he was recognized as a great technician and tactician and support a dozen players at the top of the world rankings.

I think that is also has to do with dicipline. If a coach ask dicipline - in lifestyle - of the players, yet don't "walk the talk" himself/herself, they players will have a hard time swollowing that.

 

 

 

 

Comment by Eric Doernhoefer on November 7, 2012 at 2:36pm

As a previous collegiate athlete, I think its incredibly important for coaches to train.  I had a coach freshman year who was on the field, in the weight room, everywhere!.  H quickly and easily gained the trust and respect of the team an went on to lead the school in one of its best seasons.  the current coach does none of the above and the team has terrible chemistry, no leadership, and has only won 3 games in 3 years.  Players need to see their coaches putting in a level of commitment besides just running the team.

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