E62 | Nick Grantham: Be a Chameleon


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Hey everyone, we just finished our Art of Coaching Apprenticeship in Atlanta, GA and it was awesome! I am looking forward to seeing you guys at the upcoming Apprenticeships in 2020!

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Joining me today on the Art of Coaching Podcast is Nick Grantham who is a specialist in athletic preparation and has a wealth of knowledge in the physical preparation and injury rehabilitation of high performance athletes. Nick was in a different role at the time of this recording and he is now the head of strength and conditioning for the New Castle United football Club.

Nick’s first job was as head of sport science for British Gymnastics at Lilleshall Sports Injury and Human Performance Centre. In 2001, Nick moved from gymnastics to England Netball, to work in one of the first full-time strength and conditioning roles in high-performance UK sport. Two years later, he became one of the first strength and conditioning coaches to work for the English Institute of Sport, leading its West Midlands team across three sites.

Leaving the English Institute of Sport in 2007, Nick established himself as a Performance Enhancement Specialist working with the Chinese National Football team, the RFU, Great Britain’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams, Championship and Premiership football teams. Nick has worked with athletes who have competed at four Olympics and is a Performance Consultant for Nike.

Topics of discussion on today's episode:

  • How practicing Taekwondo led Nick down a chameleon-like career trajectory
  • Finding the common touch points with your athletes and knowing when to refer an athlete to a colleague when a connection is lacking
  • What are the three A's Nick uses to capture an athlete's performance
  • What young coaches have learned and the steps they are taking to accelerate their careers
  • Nick's take on where coaches are failing in having career plans and why this is

Reach out to Nick:

Via website: http://nickgrantham.com/

Via Twitter: @coachnickg

Via Instagram: @zer0226

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