The benefits of one-on-one coaching include a program that is designed specifically for your goals, needs and preferences. That known, even the best training program is only as good as its application.
In one-on-one training sessions, each workout is adjusted according to the individual’s needs on that particular day. There will be unique challenges on a day-by-day basis, physically, psychologically, and motivationally.
As well, the teaching of optimal biomechanics specific to the individual is a more direct process due to the communication and accountability, coach to client. One-On-One coaching is truly an investment not only in your present but also your future as you learn the principles, techniques, and acquire wisdom to make the best decisions for your workouts going forward.
Many of our clients will start with a phase of one-on-one sessions to build a solid technical foundation, before a transition into a semi-private or small-group program. As well, a combination of one-on-one sessions with small-group workouts is very popular.
(2-4 participants) This designed program provides many of the benefits of one-on-one but also with the camaraderie of partner(s) with similar training objectives, and is also more cost-effective. The training program is slightly more generalized than the One-On-One program considering that all of the attention is not on a single individual, but it is still personalized—with progressions and regressions-- for each individual within the program. Also, the workouts can be adjusted according to any of the participants needs on a given day.
(5-10 participants) The Small-Group program is also a designed program that is ideal for those who prefer to train in “group/team” atmosphere with more workout partners.
The group will consist of others with similar training objectives and goals regardless of the current level of fitness of the individual. The designed workouts will have different levels of progressions and regressions so that each individual will be training at their optimal level in each workout.
Beyond genetic factors, the difference in a good competitor and great athlete, and a great athlete and a truly elite one are the seemingly minor details that leads to an athlete being more proficient and consistent over an extended period of time.
For any athlete to perform optimally, their body and mind must be prepared to handle the demands of their sport as well as the competition. Making progress in performance, regardless of age or level, there are foundational technical aspects that can be enhanced through proper coaching and training.
At McConnell Athletics, our objective in working with athletes is developing personal relationships and foundational attributes in the way that carries over to the field, court, or other arena of competition in a progressive, constructive process. We understand that the mind, body, and spirit are to work together as a balanced unit to result in the realization of athletic potential. This is significantly different than the current trend in athletic training of simply exhausting the athletes or defining them by some predetermined quota of weight moved on certain exercises.
Simply put, yes, our athletes work very hard. However, all of our work is defined by its quality of the process rather than any single surge of effort. We believe that the work an athlete does should lead to both injury-preventive and performance enhancing optimization over a progressive period of time.