Archive for September, 2010

ICONIC INFLUENCE – A NOD TO WILBUR ROSS AND ISRAEL “CACHAO” LOPEZ

It is amazing how quickly a coach like me can go from a complete ” know nothing” to being a near genius. The very same people who were seriously questioning my competence and coaching ability in 2008, now are  asking me for answers  and advice as a result of the success of one athlete with whom I work,…. […]

WHAT YOU WISH FOR

 Right after the Olympics of 2008, in the lobby of the Intercontinental Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, the meet headquarters for the very highly regarded WELTKLASSE/Zurich Meet, Mark Block, a prominent agent for track and field athletes, asked me about some very scathing comments and criticisms Doug Logan, the newly minted CEO of USA Track and Field , had made […]

A DELAYED REWARD EVENT

In a previous piece I pointed out that track and field athletes, and people in general, usually posess an Instant Gratification/Reward Syndrome or a Delayed Reward Gratification/Reward Syndrome. Usually there is a problem if we attempt to have an instant reward personality perform a delayed reward task. The converse is also true. One of the real drawbacks for me in […]

THE TRIO’S QUIET TRIUMPH

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, July 19, 2010 There we sat, John Smith, Bobby Kersee, and I. We were in the “Call Room” watching the “crowning of champions” at the Weltklasse/Zurich Meet, the Diamond League finals for the women’s 100, women’s 400, and men’s 110 meter hurdles. After a series of races in which points for placing were being tallied, […]