Nov 11, 2018
Dr Fergus Connolly is one of the world’s foremost human performance thought leaders and influencers, and has applied performance science with leading sports, military, and business teams. He is the only coach to have full times roles in every major sport, including soccer (Liverpool, Bolton Wanderers), professional and college football (San Francisco 49s and University of Michigan) and rugby (Welsh national team). Fergus’ experience can make your team Game Changers.
In the episode we talk about why he got into sports performance, who were his role models growing up, why it is important to use critical thinking when using social media, the initial ideas behind his book Game Changer: The Art of Sports Science (US), (UK), (Canada) and finally the practical application of performance science.
In Game Changer: The Art of Sports Science, he shows how to improve performance with evidence-based analysis and athlete-focused training. Through his unprecedented experiences with teams in professional football, basketball, rugby, soccer, Aussie Rules, and Gaelic football, as well as with elite military units, he has discovered how to break down the common elements in all sports to their basic components so that each moment of any game can be better analyzed, whether you’re a player or a coach.
“He despises the term Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) but instead it should be called Long Term Personal Development" (LTPD)
4 things an athlete need: Know who they are? (An identity), have a purpose, someone to love or love them and something to believe in.
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