Thursday, April 25, 2013

Get to Know Coach Noe

Hello Everyone!

Athletes at AGSP get to work with the area's best sports performance coaches during their training sessions. Recently I did a QandA with Coach Noe, check it out and get to know your coaches better!

Our athletes know you as Coach Noe, what does Coach Noe like to do outside of making athletes better?
I enjoy playing competitive sports as well as participating in outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, bonfires, etc.

How did you get started working with athletes?
I started training high school volleyball and track athletes during the course of my college career to earn extra money. However, it wasn't until my undergraduate internship for Exercise Science that I realized I thoroughly enjoy helping athletes reach their full potential.
Based on your experience, what is the one, biggest physical skill that today's athlete lacks? How do you address that need?
I believe the biggest physical skill that today's athlete lacks is maintaining proper flexibility and developmental support throughout their training and growing experience. I address this by emphasizing the need to stretch both before and after physical activity as well as the need to learn proper technique before increasing weights during lifting.

You've been a Collegiate Division One Athlete, how has time at the collegiate level helped your current athletes?
It has helped me to better understand how the body functions at all levels and how to properly design different speed, strength and conditioning components of a workout.

What do you like most about working with athletes?
Being able to watch them mature and grow within their sport!

What advice would you give today's athlete?
Work hard all the time and never give up. Also, do your research! Don't wait for a school to recruit you. They are recruiting from hundreds of thousands of athletes all over the world. If you are interested in playing at the collegiate level, you have to recruit the school just as much as the school recruits you!

Thanks Coach Noe for your great coaching!

Keep Training!

Akron General Sports Performance

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