Special Guests Teach Athletes

September 1, 2017

Two Navy SEALs taught Dansville (N.Y.) Central High School student-athletes how to be better team leaders. According to the Genessee County Express, they worked with students in grades seven through 12, in sports such as cross-country, football, soccer, swimming, and volleyball. The two SEALs, Jason and Jake, identified by their first names due to security concerns.

“We got out of the Navy and started working with different teams on how to enhance human performance,” Jason said. “This is all about optimizing performance for athletes. A lot of this is physical and behavioral team dynamics.”

Rob VanScoter, athletic director for Dansville, said he met the two SEALs at a conference, and invited them to visit his school.

“This is a message their coaches try to tell them, but when it comes from a Navy SEAL, that shows that the level of dedication goes beyond just being an athlete,” he said. “This is something they will carry with them for their rest of their lives.”

VanScoter said he hoped to have the SEALs return to the school in the future.

“The message they are giving the kids is right on point with what we try to get across to them,” he said. “What better way to learn leadership than to get it from the Navy SEALs? They are the best on the planet.”

From New World Of Coaching
Some athletes are naturally self-confident, but many will need to have nurtured. Others will need to be taught confidence, almost from the ground up.
SEARCH for Products
SEARCH for Vendors

A Rebounder With Versatility

Medicine ball exercises are a staple of many workout routines. Whether the goal is performance enhancement by strengthening the core or helping an athlete rehab from an injury, medicine balls are versatile piece of equipment that can get the job done. But most strength coaches and athletic trainers don’t have enough time available to catch … CLICK TO READ MORE...

Author and Strength Coach Mike Mejia Praises VersaClimber

“Over the course of the past twenty years I’ve trained hundreds of clients that run the gamut from average Joe’s to professional athletes and in all that time, I’ve never come across a cardio piece that comes anywhere near the Versa Climber!” says Mike Mejia M.S., CSCS, author of The Men’s Heath Better Body Blueprint, … CLICK TO READ MORE...

Indoor Pool Surface Solution

Mateflex has indoor pool surfacing that is safer and more enjoyable to walk on than concrete. Mateflex offers perforated tiles to allow water to drain through that can cover up old, unsightly concrete or just spruce up a new area with a colorful design. The interlocking tiles dry quickly while keeping your feet out of … CLICK TO READ MORE...

The Evolution of the Lifting Platform

The days of the above ground weightlifting platform may be a thing of the past. More and more high schools, colleges, and professional strength and conditioning facilities who are either building a new facility or renovating an existing facility are going away from the traditional above ground lifting platform and choosing the inlaid platform, which … CLICK TO READ MORE...

Teaching Principles: Neck Rotation

Coach Bill ‘Jake’ Jacobs goes back to the basic teaching principles with Neck Rotation. View his demonstration.  CLICK TO READ MORE...


Stay at the Top of Your Game!
Receive articles like this by signing up for our newsletters