rookies and peception are a very interesting mix .
one of the good things about the forum , is as a coach you can get a feel of how an athlete percieves things thru their eyes .
one word that , a few keep reinterating is me yelling at people .
where i come from , yelling is when your really lifting ones voice to a shattering level , do i own such a volume ?
well yes , have i used it , well no, not on the girls ,
the main reason , ole jack again , they couldnt take it .
but with these little newbies i thought i was being very well behaved , explaining where they are going wrong , telling them very obscure life stories , to get them to think outside the box , and not so everything triathlon .
but one thing i have noticed with many years of coaching women , if you are explaining something , that the woman in question , either does not believe in , or they feel they were wrong , then that explanation
seems to escalate the decibles in their own mind , i kid you not . what is clear concise explanation,becomes YELLING!
so of course wongstar and miss south africa , are walking around with what must be what seems like church bells in their head on a nonstop basis .
as the chicks ,seem to get it wrong lots of times , but, that is what rookie camp is about , not can they go faster , but wether they can be vessels of change , this is the most important thing to be garnerd out of our time in phillipines .
who has the capasity for change and can sustain it .
THESE I CAN HELP. those who cant , you are only putting a band aid on , and it works good for a short time but then the sticky bit wears off and you need a new one.
the men ,
well thats different , i am a man too , so its my policy , that depending on the man , he makes a mistake ,
you let him know , he makes it again , your let him know more forceably , he does it again
well there is no room in this boot camp , sort of one thing i picked up from usa ,3 strikes and your out .
so mr becker has been brought up on the movies and watching the marines in all their finest , we got another look at the fine young men , in subic bay this week , not their finest hour but my little pack of americans watched and it was not lost on them , how they can be percieved a little different to what those who live at home think.
so mr becker , has taken up the role , of team tbb marine , and drill sargent doc , is indeed in full voice for his new recruit ,mr becker , i think wants to be a triathlon marine , or he better be if he dont want to keep watching everybody run past him at the races .
but his days of talking a good game is over should he be offered a spot here .
we here and camp team tbb talk with actions , or we dont talk , rule no1 with marines .
follow orders , and execute , our littel cuban american , with columbian ties , he is still making up his mind , which is a very smart thing , cause if you say i am in at camp team tbb , that means your in ,right up to your eyeballs , and manny has not raced past the little draft fests the itu put on , a contract here
means 3 70.3 and 3 ironmans .
and that can be very daunting prospect , for a wet runner.
so , lets see how he wants to play it , before he falls in to sutto usa marine corps.
these boys , have to be the real deal , not about how fast but representing those in the states ,that they can be hard men .
and make ole doc chow down not just on his grits , but saying the majority of usa athletes can be a littel soft centred .
i am waiting boys , now stop holding on to ya mama and show me some steel
rookie boot camp your got to love it