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I watched a coach have his team gather around a television that had been rolled into the gym. I thinking, they're about to watch some game film, boy was I wrong! This coach pulls out the "Insanity" DVD. The issue, as I see is it is this, the head coach will let their team know how important any aspect of their program is by how much attention they give to it. Case in point, when a coach is going over an offense or defense, do you honestly believe they would pop in a DVD to show the team? I don't believe so, that coach would be teaching, interacting with their team. They would be encouraging cajoling doing things that coaches do.

I understand that budgets are tight and there are lots of ways to get information as it pertains to getting a team fitter at little to no cost. I submit that if you're coaching and you don't have a conditioning coach there are many ways to get one that not only helps your athletes it also gives the program just that much more credibility.

There are students who are looking to help teams and get experience contact your local community college and you would be amazed at the talent you will find, contact organizations like the National Strength and Conditioning Association they will be able to help you find people in your area that may be willing to help. Looking back over the years, I've come to understand just how fortunate I am, I had coaches who believed in the way we did things and whenever they got a job, I got a job just because of the relationship that was forged over time.

If you are a coach and you want to give to give your program an added boost look into getting a coach dedicated to the fitness of your team, you'll be glad you did.

Written by Graig White
TeamConditioningSystems.com

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