Spring 2016 Recap – Graduation

Spring 2016 Recap – Graduation

  My dear reader.  You are now reading from, Donald Robinson M.Ed.  It’s over!! School, it’s done!  It has been an interesting 2 years that this blog has followed most of.  This semester has been a real test to me in my ability to manage time and really soak in as much experience as possible.[…]

The Importance of Empathy for Athletes

The Importance of Empathy for Athletes

This spring I have been serving as a Fellow for the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation at the University of Texas.  Headed by Daron Roberts, a former NFL coach, we set out to improve the leadership and life skill ability of high school and collegiate athletes, as well as educating coaches on the aspects[…]

Why Women Should Consider Weightlifting

Why Women Should Consider Weightlifting

In my experience, I’ve ran into a fair bit of resistance from women about resistance training.  The infamous concern of getting big and bulky, along with the perception that having muscles is unattractive, isn’t always the easiest barrier for a coach or trainer to break through.  I want to quickly help clear the air on[…]

Difference Between Athletic Strength Training and Body Building Workouts

Difference Between Athletic Strength Training and Body Building Workouts

Tell me, how many times have you went to the gym and seen the endless sea of bicep curls, skull crushers, and sit ups all in the name of “getting stronger”?  Now sure, most first time weightlifters are actually getting stronger as almost anything will help, but what about the club rugby player who you see[…]

Should Youth Athletes Strength Train…

Should Youth Athletes Strength Train…

With obesity on the rise in many developed nations and child inactivity at levels never before seen in recorded history, it’s imperative that we start getting youth into physical activity early and often.  That being said, there’s also a huge surge of kids getting into organized sports going from practice to practice and competition to[…]

Coaching in Kenya: Baba Dogo United FC in Nairobi

Coaching in Kenya: Baba Dogo United FC in Nairobi

On top of the coaching clinic, I spent two weeks in Nairobi coaching Baba Dogo United FC.  I did the clinic with coaches from 3:30-5pm and then had Baba Dogo from 5-7p.  It feels weird seeing those times because people primarily use the 24 hour clock so I’m used to thinking about being done at[…]