Drupal
Athletic development specialists dedicated to the art and science of excellence in movement

Organizing a Training Approach

"I try to buy stock in businesses that are so wonderful that an idiot can run them…Because sooner or later, one will.” 

-Warren Buffett

Key points

  • Start at the top and work your way down
  • Never get attached to any single level
  • Principles and values without application are useless, just as tools and techniques must be linked with principles and values
  • Systems are near the middle for a reason.  They are crucial for maintaining structure.  Think of the Buffett quote...make your systems that strong.

PrinciplesBedrocks like integrity, determination, or resilience.  You can’t argue with principles…they are what they are.  But everyone gets to choose the principles they internalize which leads to… 

Values – What do you believe is most important? 

Philosophy – Philosophy bridges the gap between principles and practice.  Take these bedrock principles guided by your values into a guiding force for you own situation.

System – Standard operating procedures built around series of implicit or explicit “If A then B, If C then D…” decision matrices.  System keeps you on course, but from an organizational perspective allows for continuity with different personnel.  As Warren Buffet likes to say about corporations, “I try to buy stock in businesses that are so wonderful that an idiot can run them…Because sooner or later, one will.”  Our systems should be that good.

Programs – Built around systems for a set block of time.   Details of what we are doing on a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly (or longer) basis.  Without a system you’ve just got a bunch of random workouts.  Within a system, a series of workouts can become a program.

Methods – How do you implement the program?  Practice frequency, practice structure, and venues all comprise the methods.

Techniques – Specific application of your method.     

Tools – What physical items are required to carry out all of the above?