Berlin , Germany
English, German, Dutch
Combining practical experience with theoretical knowledge is a basic skill of every good coach. In my case, my practical experience on all levels helps me to get a good understanding of the athletes situation and to decide (together with the athlete) which tools out of the huge theoretical toolbox fit best to reach the individual goals.
Those decisions always have to be made while considering the mental side of training and performance.
Hey, I´m Philipp!
I was a professional cyclist for 13 years in the disciplines cyclocross and road cycling. My first years were fully dedicated to cyclocross. I was member of a Belgian professional CX team and was able to become U23 World Champion and 2nd in the overall Elite World Cup ranking, as well as German Champion several times.
When I felt that I reached my full potential in CX, my next goal was to develop myself as a road cyclist. After one very informative year as an amateur, I got the chance to sign with Alpecin-Fenix, a professional continental team and to chase my goals as a road cyclist. After three years, some own victories, a lot of victories in a supporting role and participations in big races like Strade Bianche or Liege-Bastogne-Liege I decided to end my career and focus on different things in life.
In my carreer I went through a long learning process with different training strategies, self coached and coach supported.
With the growing influence of science in professional cycling I was able to get a lot of theoretical input in my last years as a professional, which helped me to understand what was right or wrong with a lot of those decisions I made in my early career, but also to put theoretical actions and advice into perspective and to project it onto the individual situation of the cyclist.
I also dealt a lot with the mental side of sports performance, which also helps me today, to understand and assist athletes.