How to Create a Safe to Fail Environment - Demetrius Clark

Feb 11, 05:00 PM

Demetrius Clark is an experienced track coach and personal trainer with a demonstrated history of working in athletics. Demetrius is skilled in Navy Medical, Fitness Training, Injury Prevention, and Speed development in track. He is a strong community and social services professional and graduated from Indiana University Northwest. From 2000 to 2008, while serving two deployments during OIF in 2003 and 2005, Demetrius became an eight year US Navy Hospital Corpsman Veteran. As a certified personal trainer through NASM and certified with the USTFCCCA in track and field technical coaching, he is currently a Sprints Coach for Plainfield South High School and a Personal Trainer for Planet Fitness and Crossroads YMCA.

*Table of contents: *

0:38 – guest intro

1:49 – Certifications

5:35 – Youth Sports Growing up

8:20 – Getting His new job

13:35 – Why do you coach?

15:22 – His Coaching Philosophy

16:58 – Advice For New Coaches

22:49 –Parent Interaction

24:58 – Harassment and bullying

30:15 – Top 3 characteristics of the greatest coaches you’ve ever had

33:25 – Developing relationships with your players

36:08 – Top 3 Issues causing youth sports attrition

44: 07 – What can we do to make sure kids love the sport more at the end of the season than they did at the beginning?

46:30 – References

49:38 - #tip for new Coaches

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