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

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[…]

A Recap of My Performance Coaching Clinic in Nairobi, Kenya

It has been just over a month since I’ve been back Stateside from my time in Kenya and Ethiopia.  This semester is beginning to consume me, but a brotha has it all under control *inner self laughs really hard*.  I graduate in nearly 70 days and then everything changes, I think.  Anyways, I’ve had ample[…]

Off to East Africa!!

The semester is over!!  This semester was the first in awhile that didn’t feel like it flew by!  I’ve left to Pittsburgh for a wedding and Santa Rosa to see family all within this semester, so I’ve kinda been getting around.  It was another semester of great classes, helping me learn a lot about myself[…]

Combating Inner Resentment, You Are Worthy

  Hey everybody, I know it’s been awhile since I wrote, this internship has basically owned my life the last 9 weeks.  I’ve only recently had a bit of a life outside of this, mainly via ultimate frisbee.  Given that, I’ve been learning quite a bit about the art of coaching and have been getting[…]

One Month at EXOS

So as of publishing this, I am 4 weeks into my internship with EXOS (formerly Athletes’ Performance).  I have been wanting this internship for 2 years and finally got it!  I’m going to describe briefly how this experience has been as it’s been rather interesting.  From beating on NFL vets in ultimate Frisbee, to sharing[…]

Recapping on My 1st Performance Clinic

So on Sunday I held a speed clinic (Takeoff Speed Clinic) in my hometown of Pittsburgh PA.  I wanted to do something good for the community and also have means to pay my Austin Texas rent.  The program was a hands on speed clinic to teach how to sprint and how to train to sprint. […]

Redeeming Myself to Finish Year 1 of Graduate School Strong

Listen, you have no idea just how relieved I am right now.  3 hours ago (from when I started typing) I submitted my final project to close out my first year of graduate school at the University of Texas.  The last 9 months have just been a roller coaster.  From me feeling exhausted during my[…]