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Jeremy Frisch on the Resilient Performance Podcast

Jeremy Frisch is the owner and director of Achieve Performance Training in Clinton, Mass. He is the former assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Holy Cross athletic department. While there, he worked directly with the Crusader men’s basketball team, in addition to serving as the strength coach for Holy Cross’ men’s soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse, baseball, softball, field hockey, tennis and women’s track & field squads.

Prior to joining Holy Cross, Frisch served as the sports performance director at Teamworks Sports Center in Acton, Mass, where he was responsible for the design and implementation of all strength and conditioning programs. He also served as a speed and strength coach for Athletes Edge Sports Training, and did a strength and conditioning internship at Stanford University. Frisch is a 2007 graduate of Worcester State College with a bachelor’s degree in health science and physical education. He was a member of the football and track teams during his days at Worcester State and Assumption College.

Topics Discussed:

  1. Jeremy’s transition from collegiate coaching to working primarily with youth athletes.
  2. What do most kids need more of from a developmental standpoint that they’re generally not getting now.
  3. What are high school, collegiate, and even professional athletes lacking as a result of incomplete developmental training.
  4. Drawbacks of early specialization.  What should our message be to parents and sport coaches?
  5. Why are play and unstructured games important for children?  How to determine when to coach vs. when to let kids figure things out for themselves.
  6. How does physical activity and movement influence learning in the classroom.
  7. Incorporating movement literacy into schools?

Links of Interest:

Jeremy displaying some serious athleticism: