For coaches continually searching for ways to strengthen their relationship with athletes, Coach Cody Roberts explains how velocity-based training can jumpstart the motivation and effort needed to boost athletes’ psychological readiness and breathe life into a stale and mundane training program.
Taking inspiration from the late Charles Poliquin, Coach Cody Roberts shares his methods for applying a block periodization model with undulating phases of higher volumes and intensities of training. This approach allows for student-athletes to autoregulate their programming based on readiness factors, and Coach Roberts has seen positive results with his athletes in both rowing and track and field.
Young women’s athletic careers are often propelled into being competitive, with little time dedicated to developing fundamental movement skills, foundational strength training, or any sort of structured athletic development outside of sport-specific practice or competition. S&C Coach Cody Roberts has an easy plan that helps familiarize these female (and male) athletes with the weight room.
A subjective wellness questionnaire serves as the epicenter for successful performance monitoring during competition, enhances the reflective and educational process of recovery and performance, and informs training dosage. And this allows you to apply individual, minimal effective training doses with improved trust and devotion. Here are strategic approaches to implement a questionnaire in your training environment.
Most important to the process of adaptation are the shared principles and collaborative approach of guiding and managing an athlete through the process of dose response and improvement. Just as adaptation takes time, so does this collaborative model, which also relies on productive communication to be effective.