Archive for May 30, 2009

Starting at Third Base

Posted in Random Thoughts, Seminars, Training, Uncategorized on May 30, 2009 by mboyle1959

I spoke yesterday at Fitness Millions in NJ for Pat Rigsby, Nick Berry and Jim Labadie. Great guys and great attendees. One of our readers asked if I could share what I talked about, so here goes. Over the next few weeks I’ll pull out some ideas from my talk to share on this blog.

The first thing that came to mind was the concept of “starting on third base”. Every budding coach or trainer wants to start on third and run home. I can’t tell you how often I get people saying something like “Can I help you train your pro athletes?” My answer is always the same. “No, but you can help me train my 12-15 year olds then, if you show me you can coach, you might get better high school kids. Then if you do a really good job you might get to work with the pros”.

The key lesson is that if you want to climb a ladder, don’t try to skip rungs. Be willing to start at the bottom and climb one rung at a time.