Posts Tagged ‘flagstaff’
Filed under: Announcements
An Update on My Whereabouts
by Carson Boddicker on Nov 29th, 2010
To all of the concerned authors of kind and thoughtful letters, e-mails, and candygrams, I am, in fact, alive despite what you may have heard. I must apologize for my absence, however, it is not without good reason. A lot has been going on here in Flagstaff since my last post, but exciting things abound in the coming weeks, months, and in 2011 that I will unveil as are necessary. I will be graduating in about three weeks after a laborio...
Filed under: coaching
Reliance to Independence
by Carson Boddicker on Nov 3rd, 2009
While it is not necessarily the best for our bottom lines, our goal as coaches should be to empower the athletes we work with to reach greater heights. All too often I see people become reliant upon their coach or therapist. One athlete with whom I used to compete couldn't even lace up his spikes without first asking our coach if it was the right time to do so. Initially, this is permissible as the "coach" is in a leadership position because h...
Filed under: coaching
Rembrandt and Aristotle
by Carson Boddicker on Nov 2nd, 2009
I recently had a conversation with a physician in Flagstaff, who takes the now “outmoded” route of treating patients at their homes, instead of out of an office. This method is clearly less than the lucrative model of funneling large volumes of patients through in the shortest time possible, but, as my friend insists, this model is only a partly successful treatment protocol. He insists that the physician who fails to take the time to lea...
Filed under: Business, Program Design
A few announcements…
by Carson Boddicker on Oct 22nd, 2009
1. My good friend Patrick Ward is running a series of phenomenal articles on developing high school aged athletes. I was fortunate enough to be asked able to contribute an article on the long term development model. You can check it out at Optimum Sports Performance. 2. Life in Flagstaff is going well, and I'm in the process of trying to locate a new facility. If you have any suggestions, please drop me a note. 3. My faithful compu...
Filed under: Podcasts
BP Podcast #2: Eric Heins of NAU
by Carson Boddicker on Mar 6th, 2009
This week, Coach Heins from Northern Arizona University was kind enough to take a few minutes to answer some general questions about his philosophy and the issues related to training hard at altitude. In his time at NAU Coach Heins has helped to push NAU's men's and women's teams to the NCAA meet, including a trip to the podium and three of four top ten finishes. He has also helped to produce numerous individual and Big Sky Conference team cham...
Filed under: motivation
Attitude is everything…
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 9th, 2009
Good morning. It has been a snowy weekend up atop the mountain, and with that brings a lot of discontent in the distance running community. Just when the trails were starting to open up again, they've been recovered by a fresh layer of snow. Most runners don't like it. A long time ago I was given a handout of team policies. One thing that particularly stood out to me was the notion of control. There are just things we can't control, and w...
Filed under: coaching, motivation
Snowflakes and Athletes
by Carson Boddicker on Jan 15th, 2009
I have just returned home to Flagstaff after a refreshing four week hiatus at my parent's home in the Lehigh Valley. It is always nice to get home and spend some time with mom and dad; I feel like we don't get to do it often enough. It was sad to leave, but it is very exciting to be back in Flagstaff as well. Since I was gone, the town had been pummeled by snow. So much so, that I have a three and a half foot deep pile of snow directly be...