At the Professional level, you have 4 people responsible in your overall training program and racing schedule: Sprint Coach, Strength Coach, Physical Therapist and Sports Agent (Click here on how to choose a Sports Agent or going Pro)
At the Elite level, we usually have 3 people, or what I call the Triad: Sprint Coach, Strength Coach and Physical Therapist.
In smaller clubs, and even high school, often these 3 people are the same person! I know, I am the guy who has to massage the athletes because we can’t afford to send our physiotherapist/massage therapist on the road, especially Europe.
So what are the challenges? Are they in sync?
Are you going to do full squats after a speed workout?
Can you physically do a full squat? Are there physical limits on your range of motion?
As you can see/hear from our chat, it’s a delicate balance and hopefully there aren’t any personality differences or conflicts between staff members!
Derek has to deal with 20 different head coaches from various sports, so grab a drink and listen in.