Star61 I feel a lot of hostility coming from you. I would like to know a couple things.
Not hostility, I just don’t suffer fools as well as I should.
1. If you were Mike Young what would you like to see changed in this site?
The site is great. Mike is great. Very honest and pragmatic…no BS or self promotion. My beef is with people throw out teasers with the sole purpose of making themselves appear to be all knowing, then refusing to share it, or limiting the number of people they share with. Its one thing not to give out your services for free ie, hey Carl, can you write me up a free training plan for this year? I wouldn’t ask for that. But when you acquire information that isn’t yours and is already in the public domain, but just not easily found, why not share it? What good is it to blog about how great something is and not share? If I said something like, “Wow, I’ve been using a new training system I learned about while on vacation in Jamaica, and all of my athletes, even those that have been training for years, have made dramatic improvements in quickness, top end speed, agility, and vertical jump, but I’m not going to share it with you, you should go to Jamaica and hope that you meet the guy whose name I’m not gonna tell you.” How do you think that would be received?
2. If you were to blog on this site what would you blog about?
If I were official blogger, I would focus half my blogs on those things I found useful and interesting, but I would reveal my sources, provide summarys, and entertain debate. I would offer to the group any information in my possession that wasn’t copyrighted. The other half of my ideas would come from a thread I would start that asked the group to post up ideas and questions. I would research them as best I could and throw some info back to the group and see where it leads us.[/quote]
3. Have you exchanged any information with Carl. Like providing some workouts, or notes from a conference? I always find the best exchange of information is made when there is an exchange.
Carl challenged me to provide a workout example and I did, immediately. I asked him to do the same, but never saw anything from him.
One of my favorite things to do is getting together with great coaches in my area and share training plans, workouts, lifts, and data.
So in response to your concern about what I will blog about I promise I will provide some of the things you are looking for from a high school perspective. My strength as a coach are in events from the 100 to 5k. I will also discuss program management. I hope you will find it interesting and informative.
If you provide details, I’m sure I will. We may not always agree, but I will respect your opinion and participate in civil debate and discourse till I’m blue in the face and my fingers bleed from typing.
I wish you well and look forward to your blogs.