LT 080 | Jeff O’Connor – Youth Athletic Development

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My guest this week is Jeff O’ Connor. Jeff is a former Master RKC, veteran of the United States Navy, and a career firefighter. In addition, he is a two time winner of Oklahoma’s Strongest Man and 2001 Winner of the North America’s Strongest Man, 275 lb Division (NASS).

Jeff has devoted much of his time to the development of children and adolescents. He places a strong emphasis on movement. Jeff believes that teaching the skills of strength, coordination, mobility, agility, and flexibility at the proper stages of development is the foundation for athletic performance at the highest levels.

This past week Jeff and Senior SFG, Brandon Hetzler released a brand new work “The New Language of Movement Vol 1: The Push/Pull Strategy”. It’s available for free through iTunes and can be read in iBooks. Be sure to check it out!

Interview Topics:

  • Intro/Background
  • Identifying key abilities that need to be developed in an individual
  • What’s the biggest priority?
  • Injury Prevention & High Performance
  • Health and Fitness are not separate
  • Don’t chase reps!
  • Teaching the athlete to process information from multiple stimulus and inputs – verbal, visual, kinesthetic
  • Motor skill development
  • Jeff’s thoughts on the application and value
  • and much more!

Show Notes:

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