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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 23: Gary Boros

by Scott Caulfield and Gary Boros
Coaching Podcast February 2018

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Gary Boros, Assistant Sport Performance Coach at the University of Denver, talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about being flexible in your programming and with your staff, not always grinding your athletes into the ground, and the need to learn from others.

Gary Boros, CSCS, is the Assistant Sport Performance Coach at the University of Denver, where he constructs performance programs for men’s basketball and women’s basketball, women’s soccer, and women’s lacrosse. Prior to coming to the University of Denver, Boros served as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Bemidji State University for the past three years. While at Bemidji State University, Boros oversaw the strength and conditioning programming for men’s and women’s hockey, football, men’s and women’s basketball, and women’s soccer, among other teams.

Follow Gary on Twitter: @GaryBoros or contact him by email: Gary.boros@du.edu | Find Scott on Twitter: @scottcaulfield

Show Notes

"Eliminate the ‘old school’ mentality of we need to grind our athletes into the ground.” 2:09

“Not everything is set in stone; if you see something that doesn’t work, be able to change it.” 8:05

“Be flexible. Just because you write something down doesn’t mean it has to stay that way.” 8:46

“If you’re not educating yourself, you’re really doing your student-athletes a disservice.” 10:16

“Don’t be afraid to ask questions.” 10:23

Book/article recommendations:
Laying a solid foundation—The Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning. 12:00
The Science and Practice of Strength and Conditioning 12:14
Supertraining 12:38

“You don’t want to grind those kids into the ground all the time.” 17:00

“There needs to be some sort of platform certification all the way across the board.” 18:14

“Always take a step back to evaluate yourself… nobody knows everything.” 21:50

“Go the extra mile… you’re going to have to work for free for a while.” 25:25

“The common misconception is ‘Oh, you just have your kids lift weights.’” 28:14

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