You don’t need to coach the best athletes!

USP - It's what you do when you don't feel like it that counts

“Good athletes don’t need coaching”….

Were the first words legendary AFL Player and Triple Premiership Coach Leigh Matthews said…

As a young athlete it was hard for me to fathom what he meant…

Now having coached full time for more than a decade I know exactly what he means….when he echoed those sentiments some years earlier..

Its exactly what happens in THE PIT…

Former Brisbane AFL Player Bryce Retzlaff was one PIT Athlete that didn’t need very much coaching!

 

The most experienced athletes need very little guidance…their techniques are perfect and understanding of their body and programming is unsurpassed…

They are great athletes and don’t need very much coaching at all…..

Its the newer, less experienced, less skilled athletes that require the constant supervision and coaching….

They simply don’t have the experience or expertise to safely do it themselves!

When you’ve got a Kurt Tippett, Matt Parks, Matty Garland, Callum Carseldine or Brad O’Reilly or any other experienced athlete…

World Champ Martial Artist Matt Parks needs just a small amount of coaching

PIT Athlete and World Champ Martial Artist-Matt Parks has spent that much time in THE PIT he needs only a small amount of coaching!

That has spent time in the gym or under the bar, they need very little if any coaching….

They work well unsupervised and understand how to set the equipment up and lift safely etc…

Yet its ironic that many coaches pander to their best athletes….or the athletes they like best…

Collingwood Player Dayne Beams was a very fast learner and soon established himself as one of the athletes that worked well without constant coaching and supervision!

 

I’d like to think that none of the athletes I coach would think I favour any particular PIT Athletes.

Those that have trained when the elite and professional athletes train in THE PIT know that I spend very little time with them apart from general program understanding…they are usually well versed to begin and train without constant supervision….

As they don’t need it!

They have trained with me for more than a decade…

So if you’re not getting cued constantly during the training sessions…its not that I don’t like you….it probably means that you just don’t need it, because you were well coached at the start of your journey!

All the best,

Joey