Today marks the end of the Diamond League for my athletes. As I write this and reflect, we had a fantastic year. Out of the 8 horizontal jump championships offered this year nationally, athletes I work with captured 5. We had PR's galore and championships won, but the most growth that has happened is the growth between the ears. It really has set them up well moving into the World and Olympic Championship years.
Also with the end of the season marks the end of my mentor and boss, Craig Poole's time at the OTC. During his time we have had amazing growth and he can be proud with how far the OTC and the athletes have come. The growth was not just with the athletes but also with me as a coach.
When I first arrived at the training center, I had just left a difficult situation. Through my life I've always been blessed with a person (mentor/coach) who has helped guide me; Mr. Grover my neighbor, Coach Woodward, Coach Eddy, Coach Reidmiller, Coach Napier, and most recently Coach Poole. He allowed me to continue to grow and really hone my skills as a coach and instructor. He always reminded me about the big picture and why we do what we do.
So from Zurich, Switzerland I wish him many blessings and continued health because he will not retire but just refocus his energy. And I pray for far jumps and God's blessing as I'm proud of each athlete no matter what the results. Cheers
Head Coach and founder of Maximum Velocity Athletics.