What to Look for in a Baseball Strength Coach - Part 3
OK so let's review the first 2 of my Top 4 attributes of a baseball strength coach:
Attribute #1 - Passion!
Attribute #2 - Leave Your Ego at the Door!
Passion for your work is something that is essential for success, and finding it in a strength coach will do you a lot of good.
Leaving Your Ego at the Door means that your strength coach can put serving YOU at the centre of your program, versus serving themselves.
Now, Attribute #3 is something that is also very, very hard to come by in all walks of life, as it takes time, money, risk and sacrifice:
Attribute # 3 - Continuing Search for Educational Resources
Consider the strength coaches who attended this past seminar I have been referring to. They took time from their busy schedule to spend a whole day to better their techniques. They are determined in their search of new educational information. Next time you are looking for a trainer/coach ask how many seminars and what other types of education they take part in. At SST, the minimum goal is to attend one new seminar each month to better ourselves. Even if I only discover one new thing, both my client and I will be better for it.
These last few weeks, I have been reading books, articles, DVDs and anything I can get my hands on regarding cancer and nutrition. Why? One of my clients has been diagnosed with cancer and I feel an obligation to do the best I can to help him get better. This is the kind of dedication I look for when hiring strength coaches.
Another good friend, one of the most learned nutritionists in the world, John Berardi spends countless hours researching and discovering new information about the human body. He has PASSION which leads him to the never-ending search of new and important information; the ongoing search for education! Why do you think he is the best? Passion and education!
So next time you are looking for a trainer/coach, don’t be afraid to ask them questions as if you’re conducting a job interview; which, in fact, you are. Their answer to this simple question will tell you a world of information about how serious they are about their profession and serving you the best that they can.
Stay tuned as I wrap this series up tomorrow with Attribute #4!
Larry Jusdanis, Founder - SST Canada
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