Category: coaching girls

Programming…. it’s OK to overshare

Sometimes, devloping a program can be one of the most challenging things I have to do as a coach.   There are so many nuances to the art of buidling a program suitable for the athlete.   And yes, at times I have borrowed ideas for sets, reps, intensities, movements, and executions from other coaches,…

Announcing OTTER Tri Team

                             I am thrilled to announce the launch of the OTTER TRI Team!   Visit:  ottertriteam.com for the most up to date information.     After several hurdles related to changes and Hurricane Harvey, we are looking to begin with the bike…

Starting the Day on Offense

The alarm goes off and the day is underway!  The cats have been walking across me for an hour, and the phone has a million messages waiting for me.   I start the day playing defense.   And I rarely get caught up.  The day is defense or a reaction to everyone and everything around…

GOTR 5K

A seemingly quiet morning quickly turned into organized and loud chaos!  Saturday morning, I participated in my first GOTR 5K.       And what a treat it was…….. this 5K was unlike any other I have participated in.  This event was a celebration of the journey the girls had taken in empowering themselves to learn…

TriKids Training

   TriKids Training in conjunction with the Houston Kids Triathlon is now at its half-way mark.    I am thrilled for the rest this weekend as we have time-off for Easter.  Upon return next week, there are four weeks before race day!  We are beginning the countdown with practice turning to transitions and a mock-tri…

If not now, when?

  This afternoon I was guarding Missouri Swimming, as they were practicing.   The swimmers were discussing the pending set and the coach said to one swimmer:    If not now, when?  I love that!   I considered my personal journey as well as those I coach — how many excuses have we permitted to…

Coaching with Care

I have been reflecting on those things I can do better as a coach.   One thing keeps coming to mind —  I asked a senior on my field hockey team if she was OK.   Well, let me rewind a bit……. We the team were struggling.  We made a commitment without realizing the enormity…

Athletic Development — how do you understand it

I have four cats, all boys.  And yes, my apartment looks like I have boys.   All the time.   And because I have cats, I am able to observe amazing fetes of balance, jumps, climbing, leaps and runs.   Some gracefully executed, and some not so much.   These four have me thinking about…