In this lecture, Coach Johnson will describe biological elements of the human brain and its relationship to learning, building, growing, and adopting to sub cultures such as a strength and conditioning program or team. Strength and conditioning coaches often seek out the answer to “How do you build a solid culture of training?” This session will also address the use of Arbinger Pyramid of Influence to discuss relationship building techniques for the strength coach to utilize with sport coaches, administrators, and athletes. Using this human centered first approach combined with business practices such as the “Culture Alignment Framework” and “Good to Great” coaches will gain insight into effective culture building strategies and the mental development of the athletes that will be buying into these programs.
- Understanding the fundamental principle of group performance and how it relates to behavior and the impact of feeling safe and connected.
- Discuss the concept of Interdependence, the dependence of 2 or more people on each other. Strength coaches need sports and sports need strength training.
- Analyze the Triune Brain theory and how it relates to regulation, decision making, rationalization, and ultimately learning.
- Develop an understanding of how to effectively spend more time on helping things in your program go right versus spending time on dealing with things that are going wrong.
- Gain insight into developing a culture that focuses on student athletes first, and obtaining the ever sought after “Buy In.”