Over the past 27 years, I’ve had the opportunity train with and learn from the greatest coaches, teachers, and leaders in amateur, professional, and Olympic sports. From these experiences, I built a High Performance Training model that includes a combination of teaching, training and coaching within a team environment. High Performance Training provides a structured training environment where athletes receive individualized training alongside other evolving student athletes. This gives the students the opportunity to compete, train and leverage one another’s performance, well beyond just their own. EPS training helps students identify their strengths and build on them while understanding and sharpening areas that need development. We accomplish this by reinforcing that a student’s strengths are his or her own unique talents, first and foremost. Performance Training is defined in four different levels.
First — athletes train to learn.
Second — athletes train to compete.
Third — athletes train to win.
Fourth – athletes train to advance. This is the Olympic champion’s formula that maximizes Teaching, Training, and Coaching at the highest performance level.
The day to day training model is broken down into four distinct elements of training.
First – athletes train for feel. (Athletes train on specific technical areas of their sport in developing their skills for that position on the team, executing a shot, a particular movement, throw, hit, etc.)
Second – athletes train for the action. (Athletes executing the skill in an actual setting or playing field.)
Third – athletes train for the environment. (Athletes train for the course, field, court, track, or a particular play or down.)
Fourth – athletes train for competition. (Athletes are put in a game, event, or match to replicate / rehearse the most crucial competition day)
Many College coaches and teams currently utilize these principles. Our goal is to design frame work around their current systems and refine it with EPS principles so the coaching team can be much more efficient and productive in their day-to-day coaching, so their athletes are fully prepared.
This frame work is designed to help students build capacity, tolerance, variability and flexibility in their sport. In addition, they are taught how to protect and grow their Self-Image, which leads to making more confident decisions on and off the playing field. And allows them to train, play and compete at a higher level. Our goal is to assist the coaches in teaching, training and coaching the growth of their athlete’s skills. This increases the probability of enhancing his or her talent base, and ultimately accomplishing their individualized goals. When all EPS training models are implemented with Mindset Management it allows the coaching staff and athletes to reinforce their training, and competition days.
Reinforcing and imprinting with a growth mindset builds and protects the self-image of the athlete. Not only does it change performance, this changes and redefines the self-image of the team. Protecting and reinforcing the Self-Image is the forefront of this training. It’s the hallmark of EPS in developing coaches, athletes, and teams.