Thanks to Tommy Moffitt, “Coach the kids not the weights”. Far too often strength and conditioning coaches do the exact opposite of this. While I had some down time this morning I was listening to Tommy Moffitt’s interview by Smarter Team Training. I think this is a great quote because it really puts the focus on why we are here. Without the kids there would be no strength coaches but just weights and weights don’t move themselves. By connecting with your athletes they will be more likely to work for you and not only work for you but work hard and give full effort. This is an extremely important part of the art of coaching that I believe is the hardest for some to learn but must be achieved in order to truly master the weight room.