The Forza Athletics Life & Coaching Podcast

The Forza Athletics Life & Coaching Podcast
Welcome to The Forza Athletics Life & Coaching Podcast! The purpose of this podcast will be to share my thoughts and experiences about coaching high school, collegiate, and post-collegiate throwers. I’ll be discussing research based ideas as well as my personal thoughts about various topics, including but not limited to; coaching, routines, rituals, coach/life balance, motivation, preparation, and self-efficacy.

Season 2020 - Episode 5 Your One Word for the Year
Aug 14 • 11 min
In this brief episode I ramble about coaching, expectations and professional goals for the upcoming year. If you haven’t had the chance to read Jon Gordon’s book One Word, you can purchase his book by clicking this link You read other articles I’ve…
Season 2020 - Episode 4 Your Ever Changing Coaching Philosophy
Aug 7 • 17 min
We began this season by looking at our vision as a coach, why we coach, and how we want to be remembered. Looking at Episode 3, the focus was on the end of our career’s. In this episode, I wanted to spend some time discussing how to develop your coaching…
Season 2020 - Episode 3 Your Legacy
Jul 31 • 12 min
It probably isn’t something we think about often, but do you ever wonder what people will say about you at your 80th birthday party? Or, has the thought of what will people say about me at my funeral come across your mind? If you answered no, you are…
Season 2020 - Episode 2 Now Your “What”
Jul 30 • 15 min
In our first episode of Season 2020 I discussed what it means to find your purpose, North Star, or why. There are many terms used by many different social influencers out there, so you can decipher for yourself which term you most prefer. When you…
Season 2020-Episode 1 “Why”
Jul 29 • 13 min
If you are a coach or athlete, deep down we all have a reason or purpose for doing the things we do. Some may be fueled by external validation or acknowledgement. Others may coach or compete for the love of it. All of us have a reason why we do what we…
Thrower 2nd Edition Book Release
Jul 29 • 15 min
It has been quite a long time since I last recorded a podcast! What better way to come back into the fold by sharing some information about the release of my second book Thrower: Propelling Towards Greatness - 2nd Edition. I’ve included two traits in this…
Forza Athletics Interview #3 with 2x Division II National Champion Thrower Mel Herl
Mar 22 • 43 min
Mel Herl is a 2x Division II National Champion and multiple time All-American. Not only is she a decorated thrower, but an exceptional Olympic weightlifter as well. In our 3rd interview, Mel discussed; 1. Her late start to throwing at the high school…
Interview #2 with Professional Highland Games Thrower Matt Hand
Mar 13 • 52 min
I had the honor to spend some time discussing throwing, training, and the work/life balance with Highland Games Professional Thrower Matt Hand. Matt has been involved with the Highland Games for over 15 years. In this episode he discusses how he got into…
Podcast Interview #1 with Portage Northern High School Throwing Coach Sean Foulkes
Mar 8 • 43 min
I had the great pleasure and honor to spend some time speaking with Sean Foulkes. He is an amazing throwing coach at Portage Northern High School located in Michigan. In his brief time there, he has coached a multitude of great shot-put, discus, hammer,…
Reevaluating Expectations 2
Feb 26 • 7 min
Reevaluating Expectations 2
Values and Conference Championships
Feb 26 • 32 min
Values and Conference Championships
Feb 21 • 10 min
I had the opportunity to speak to student-athletes at SUNY Fredonia on Sunday, February 17th. During my presentation, one of the students asked me a question about how I had got to where I was in my professional life. I thought for a moment, and it…
Defining Your Team’s Culture
Feb 12 • 22 min
Everyone once in awhile I’ll get asked by another coach how we ‘do’ things at Nazareth College. Up until a couple of years ago, I never gave that much thought. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize the importance of having a strong team culture was until we…
Fall Visions and Beyond
Nov 9, 2018 • 14 min
In this episode of the Forza Athletics Life & Coaching podcast I share my thoughts of what our throwers expect to learn and be able to do by our first meet in December. At practice yesterday I asked each thrower to share their thoughts about what they…
Deliberate Practice-What Does it Really Mean?
Nov 2, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode, I discuss deliberate practice. You may have heard the term in the past, but do you really know what it means? In her book Grit, Angela Duckworth goes into great detail sharing her research about the topic and how it can be applied to…
2018-19 Season Expectations
Oct 30, 2018 • 16 min
In episode 22 of the Forza Athletics Life and Coaching Podcast I review the 4 yearly expectations I discuss with my collegiate throwers to ensure us the best possible opportunity to have a safe, successful, and rewarding season. The 4 expectations I…
Make Your Athletes A Part of the Yearly Process
Oct 24, 2018 • 13 min
In this episode of the Forza Athletics Life and Coaching Podcast I discuss a few ways coaches can better involve athletes in the yearly goal-setting process. Engagement is paramount. As coaches, we need to be able to engage our athletes, especially in…
Thrower: Propelling Towards Greatness Ebook Overview
Oct 21, 2018 • 18 min
In this episode of our podcast, I review the contents of my latest book release-Thrower: Propelling Towards Greatness. My intention behind this book is to help coaches and athletes bridge the gap between goals, accountability, and expectations. For…
So You Want to Throw in College? College Recruiting
Aug 11, 2018 • 18 min
Recap of the 2017-18 Season
Aug 11, 2018 • 12 min
Latest episode of The Forza Athletics Life & Coaching Podcast
What it Takes to be a Great Thrower - Having a Vision
Jun 1, 2018 • 17 min
On our latest episode, I introduce the first trait that the best of the best throwers possess - a vision. They have a vision and plan set out for themselves. In some instances, the vision may be to accomplish a shorter-term goal, like qualify for a…
What Makes Great Throwers?
May 25, 2018 • 17 min
Over the course of the next few weeks I’m going to spend more time discussing my thoughts about what it takes to be a great thrower. I’m going to be speaking from my experiences as a coach and what I’ve learned from Olympic throwers, their coaches, and…
Recap of the 2017-18 Season - Part 1
May 14, 2018 • 14 min
As with any new season, coaches and athletes alike are filled with hope, new goals, and expectations. In this episode I discuss how coaches and athletes need to hold each other accountable to their expectations.
Dream Chasers
Apr 19, 2018 • 17 min
Recap of the 2017-18 Indoor Track & Field Season
Mar 12, 2018 • 19 min
Forza Athletics Mission
Feb 13, 2018 • 17 min
Our Mission • Mission 2 • Mission 3 • Mission 4
Buying In
Feb 12, 2018 • 17 min
What does buying in look like • Buying In Part 2 • Buying In Part 3: Families • Buying In Part 4: Concluding Remarks
Coach-Athlete Relationships
Jan 28, 2018 • 15 min
Relationships • Relationships 2 • Relationships 3
Coaching Philosophy-Part 1
Jan 27, 2018 • 15 min
Autonomy • Accountability 1 • Answers
Cultivating Athletes
Jan 24, 2018 • 4 min
In this brief episode, I speak about the notion of cultivating athletes at the collegiate level. When selecting a college to attend, one of the topics worth looking into would be how much better do athletes get while enrolled at that college. Are coaches…
Jan 24, 2018 • 15 min
Recruiting 1 • Recruiting 2 • Recruiting 3
Realistic Expectations
Jan 24, 2018 • 15 min
Expectations • Expectations 2 • Expectations 3
Control and Self-Efficacy
Jan 23, 2018 • 20 min
Coaching Part 2 • Commitments • Accountability • Self-Efficacy of Our Athletes
Background About Coaching
Jan 23, 2018 • 19 min
Routine and Rituals • Control • Coach Life • You never know
Winning vs. Goal-Achievement
Jan 22, 2018 • 4 min
Winning vs. Goal-Achievement-What is Important to You?
Introduction About Coaching
Jan 22, 2018 • 4 min
Introduction About Coaching