Friday, July 25, 2014

Links Of The Day With Jocelyn Jay

What will turn your child into a champion?

Pain science -

4 reasons why we are sending I'll prepared kids into the world...the parenting report card has changed, and needs to be updated.

The beginner's guide to getting better sleep -

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Links Of The Day With Jocelyn Jay

How failure can be your kids best friend -

Accountability with athletes -
5 characteristics of a team player - 

Monday, July 14, 2014

An Outstanding Commercial

Say what you will about Derek Jeter, but his contribution to Baseball is surely undeniable. This All Star Game will be his final and NIKE has dedicated this commercial to him. No doubt that you will recognize some of the fans tipping their hat to him. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Links Of The Day With Jocelyn Jay

6 questions to ask yourself after the big meet -
Do you honour your commitment?

Wandering minds, unhappiness and lack of improvement -

The mind-set of high performers -

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Links Of The (Canada) Day With Jocelyn Jay

What our kids could figure out -- if we could get out of the way -

Science of Performance: How to treat calf cramps -

Athletic Education Time trial strategies: The "Priming" warm up -

How to get to bed earlier for morning swim practice -

7 ways to develop a killer pre-race routine to swim out of your mind -

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Links Of The Day With Jocelyn Jay

Cramps in swimming...what is the cause?

When does routine become habit?

Nutrition for swimmers - a Swimming Science interview -

Finn Gunderson On Building Successful Coaching Staffs -

High water content foods - becoming hydrated with more than just water 

Friday, June 20, 2014

More Things That Coaching Has Taught Me

A lot of coaching knowledge has been rattling around in my brain. While I try to categorize it, here is the ongoing list of great lessons I have learned in the 10 seasons I’ve been back into it. Some of these are messages from great coaches (who would not appreciate being quoted here, I’m sure), while others are rules and lessons I have learned (sometimes the hard way):
Lessons 1-10 can be found HERE.
Lessons 11-20 can be found HERE.
Lessons 21-25 can be found HERE.
Lessons 26-31 can be found HERE.
Lessons 32-38 can be found HERE.

Lessons 39-44 can be found HERE. 

45.) Some coaches look poorly nourished, however I would attribute some of that to swallowing a lot of pride rather than poor nutrition...

46.) ...although some coaches are genuinely poorly nourished. I learned a lot from doing this interview with CSIO's Nutritionist.

47.) Not everyone will understand why you do what you do. Communication can help, but sometimes it's best to move on and ignore the detractors. You'll likely outlast them. 

48.) Athletes always perform their best when they are excited and believe in what they're doing... the trick is to keep them that way.

49.) There is a negative relationship between how long it has been since you've retired from swimming and your ability to beat your athletes in a race. Remember that... particularly because there seems to be an inverse relationship in your stronger belief that you can beat them as more time goes by.

50.) This is the best job in the world, despite all of the challenges, and I don't want to do anything else.