NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 11: Cal Dietz

by Scott Caulfield and Cal Dietz
Coaching Podcast August 2017

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Cal Dietz, from the University of Minnesota, talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about putting new learning into application, and many aspects of professional and personal development.

Cal Dietz has been the Head Olympic Strength and Conditioning Coach for numerous sports at the University of Minnesota since 2000, including men’s hockey, men’s basketball, women’s hockey, men’s golf, women’s golf, men’s swimming, track and field, baseball, and wrestling. During his tenure, Dietz has trained a Hobey Baker Award winner, two Big Ten Athletes of the Year, as well as athletes that have achieved 450 All-American honors, 31 Big Ten/Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Championships teams, and 10 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship teams. Previously, Dietz was the strength coordinator at the University of Findlay. 

Find Scott on Twitter: @scottcaulfield

Show Notes

“We’re all in this together, we’re trying to make people better.” - 3:37

“I got into [strength and conditioning] because I think I can help kids have a great experience.” - 5:30

“I've had a huge influence on kids that I didn't even know I had.” - 6:28

“You can train, have a process, and get better.” - 7:41

“Even if it's not a good job right away, make it the job you want it to be.” - 12:03

“Don't get frustrated. Keep making the job better.” - 12:30

“The most developmental times I've had are when I've had assistants who question me.” - 22:12

“Adaptability in a young coach is important.” - 23:01

“After a coaching change, don't rip on the other staff.” - 26:03

“As a young coach, the most important thing is your networking.” - 36:50

“This business is about people, and you'll win with people.” - 39:38

“You can't have everything all the time.” - 52:45

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