How to Coach New Clients: Don't Go Too Far

Endurance Sports, Kettlebells, Strength and Conditioning

So I’m sitting at the bar with a friend and his wife getting ready to go to a baseball game and his phone goes off. It’s Gray Cook texting with a workout that he wants us to do tomorrow. That would be strange if my friend weren’t Dan John.


Don’t Make an Error on the First Play

So we go to watch the game and the first play is a horror. Grounder to the second baseman who winds up and throws so hard that the first baseman has zero chance of even getting a hand on it. That error sees the hitter walk to a stand-up double and the resulting momentum earns his team four runs in the first inning. That’s about as big a disaster as you can get.


When the fielding team finally strikes out the other team, Dan’s wife Tiffany turns to me and says, “You know what’s a good way to start the game? Don’t make an error on the first play.” It may sound super obvious, but that’s the kind of thing that helps teams win pennants.


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