5 Quick Reminders of Why- For Strength and Conditioning Coaches
Strength and Conditioning is a tough Profession. Long hours, lots of education and not always fair compensation. We put up with a lot of stuff. However, in the end we know it is all worth it. That is why we continue to grow and do what we do.
5 Whys of what we are contributing to our athletes of the next generation are:
We do it to foster an environment that shows kids that they can do something bigger than themselves; that with the help of others they can be more.
IMPROVED ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE
We do it to build our athletes into the best they can be both physically and mentally.
We do it to build “buy in” to the idea that there will be NO cutting corners in the path to success.
We do it so they understand it’s okay to call each other out in a respectful way. This can be done to build understanding and acknowledgement that it’s for the betterment of themselves, their team and their future.
We do it so kids can have fun while getting productive work in.
– The old saying of “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”, rings true here.
These Whys always bring a smile to my face when I look back at them. When you are having thoughts on why do we do it, look above. These reminders help me every day to put things back in perspective, that I am helping to create something bigger than myself. That my athletes are awesome and will go out and be more. Thanks for reading.
Ryan Leibreich MS, ATC, CSCS, USAW-1
Director of Strength and Conditioning
Pro Performance RX