Elite Athletes Becoming Weightlifting Coaches… Does It Work?
Let’s talk about the idea of elite athletes becoming coaches after they’re done with their careers.
It happens frequently, and it makes sense. The transition f... Continue reading
Working With High-Maintenance Athletes
Some athletes are really easy to coach. You give them a job to do, they get it done, and everything works the way it’s supposed to. They make your life stress-free and your coaching fun.
And then we’ve got the other kind. (If you’ve ... Continue reading
The Coaching Difficulties of the New Generation
The coaching business has been changing a lot over the last 20 years. I’m not talking specifically about the actual nuts-and-bolts work coaches do to train their athletes. I&... Continue reading
Eight Ways to Avoid Getting Shanked by Other Weightlifters
When you’re in an airplane bathroom, there’s usually a little sign right above the sink that says something like, “As a courtesy to other passengers, please clean... Continue reading
When It Might Be Time To NOT Trust Your Weightlifting Coach
God, even the title of this article gives me the heebie-jeebies. I'm a weightlifting coach, you see. That means I expect my athletes to trust me, all the way. When they t... Continue reading
Coaching Women: It’s Exactly the Same as Coaching Anyone Else
I won’t lie—I’m not entirely sure I even want to write this article. The subject is one I’m very confident in while simultaneously recognizing that irrespec... Continue reading
3 Things That Will Make Weightlifting Coaches Dump Athletes
Right away, I need to make it clear that the title of this article is just a wee bit misleading. I’m approaching this topic from a personal perspective, so it could have been... Continue reading
How to Use Your Ears as a Weightlifting Coach
Eyes are wonderful tools for the coach—I don’t think anyone would argue the most useful. If you’re a coach trying to help a lifter diagnose and correct a technica... Continue reading
Harsh Comments From Weightlifting Coaches…And Why They’re Awesome
Do you have thick skin, or do you get your feelings hurt easily? Think about that for a second. How sensitive are you?
I have pretty thick skin, for the most part. I grew ... Continue reading
Why American Weightlifting Coaches Are As Good As Anybody
I’ll openly admit right from the beginning that I’m not sure if this article is going to strike a chord with all of you. I hope it will, because it’s an important... Continue reading