Columbus, GA , United States
Coaching is both an art and science. Often athletes look for certifications as a measure of a coach's ability. Yes, these certifications are a refection of the science but without the art- the ability to communicate, to anticipate, to connect, to develop a partnership, athlete development and growth is not likely to happen. I believe my 35 years of experience provides me with critical communications and leadership skills that enable me to apply my teach, coach, mentor training philosophy.
-The Teach/Coach/Mentor Philosophy: I believe there are three vital components to making an athlete successful.
Teach: The Why! A coach must help the athlete understand the program to gain buy in.
Commitment = Consistency = Improvement = Confidence = Race day results. Why are we doing this session now? I will help you understand the importance and the purpose behind workouts.
Coach: Providing the right program, at the right time, to the right athlete.
As a coach I am constantly pursuing the knowledge required to understand the art and science behind what I provide an athlete.
Mentor: Your guide. As your mentor, I will be an integral part of your journey.
If you are local we will train together. I believe that training together is critical to beginner athletes and those new to any of the three disciplines that comprise the sport of triathlon. Training together allows me to observe form and technique, assess mental toughness and provides data points to make adjustments to your training plan.
I have a Masters in Health Sciences with a Sport Performance track. I am a certified USA Triathlon Level 2, USA Cycling Level 2, Road Runners Club of America Level 1 and US Master's Swim Coach Level 1 & 2.
Continuing education is critical to provide the best service as a coach.
I offer triathlon coaching and single sport coaching.