Thanks David for a great site. It's a fantastic thing to have a central place for strength coaches of all varieties to congregate and keep each other up to date on the current state of the game.
I'm an Olympic Weigthtlifting coach primarily, but I also strength-coach a lot of kids who play football, baseball, and club sports. I'm always on the lookout for advice on training, nutrition, etc from other coaches who have different experience bases. You can never stop learning, and learning from each other is one of the best ways do it.
Thanks for the add. I am currently an Assistant S&C Coach at ECU looking for a different Assistant position. From looking at your website I have had the experience of viewing a wide variety of programs around the country. Again thanks.
Basically I have taken all of my training in strength & conditioning, corporate fitness, personally training...etc and formed a company that focuses on training as a lifestyle no matter if your a athlete or a regular person trying to get in shape.
I think one of the things that we hate to think about, but is needed, is facility & equipment upgrades. We are an olympic based program and are primarily on the platforms, but recruiting and advancments require us to purchase new toys. It is a lot easier to say to my AD, I need this piece of equipment and it cost x amout of money, he then says why, and who else has it. If you guys did a virtual tour, or even just photos of different facilities I could say we need these things, because TCU has them, or a top 25 team has them. Makes life a little easier for us if we have something to compare to.
Just a thought.
I think the site is great though
Well as an athlete the Olympics were always my goal and even though i didnt quite reach it I came painfully close. I did and do however have athletes, friends, and former teammates that went on to compete both at the Olympics and as professionals in their events/sports.
In my current job, Olympic sports simple refers to those other than football & basketball and since I work with all those other sports I've kinda molded my career around that.