LISTEN: How Mike Boyle Became a Coach of Influence

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Do you want to become a highly successful, universally respected, and well-recognized strength and conditioning professional? Follow this full-proof plan and you will reach all of your goals:

Work your ass off for 20 years by giving everything you have to the athletes you coach and the staff you interact with.

Once you have done that, you may be close to where you want to be in the strength and conditioning industry.

This is something Mike Boyle has figured out and why he's the coach he is today. Boyle's influence stretch far beyond the strength and conditioning spectrum and has been a unbelievable resource for coaches, athletes, and managers.

Boyle has the uncanny ability to combine an unapologetic and honest demeanor with a selfless, unrelenting commitment to helping others — two qualities rarely seen except for in the most experienced and knowledgeable coaches. After listening to this podcast, you'll understand how and why I feel this way about Coach Boyle.

Topics Covered in this Podcast

The Beginnings

  1. How Coach Boyle Started
  2. Having Mike Woicik as a Roommate
  3. Appointing Himself as the BU Strength Coach

Training

  1. Training for Hockey
  2. Getting Strong is Getting Strong, Regardless of Sport
  3. Why There Is a Steroid Problem in Track & Field
  4. Defining Strength in an Unconventional Way
  5. Unilateral Training for Sports
  6. The Bilateral Deficit Research
  7. The Influence of Mark Verstagen
  8. How a Coach Defines Strong vs What Is Strong for Their Sports

Youth Training

  1. What We're Doing Wrong
  2. The Matheny Manifesto
  3. The 10,000 Rule
  4. Greg Rose's Cyclone Circuit
  5. Basic Motor Qualities
  6. Early Specialization
  7. Soccer in Brazil and Baseball in the Dominican
  8. The Number One Problem in Youth Sports: The Parents
  9. The Responsibility of the Strength Coach

Staff Development

  1. Pick the Right People
  2. Get People Who Want to Work
  3. Educating through a Solid Set of Resources
  4. Book Club for Professional Development
  5. Making the Coaches Do the Workout

Advice for Young Coaches

  1. Unlike the Rest of the Business World
  2. Make Yourself Invaluable
  3. What Will Our Conversation Be Like When I See You
  4. Recommending Coaches for Future Jobs

How to Reach Coach Boyle

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The Mike Boyle File

Michael Boyle is one of the foremost experts in the fields of Strength and Conditioning, Functional Training and general fitness. He currently spends his time lecturing, teaching, training and writing. In 1996 Michael co founded Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, one of the first for-profit strength and conditioning companies in the world. Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning exists for one reason: to provide performance enhancement training for athletes of all levels. Athletes trained range from junior high school students to All Stars in almost every major professional sport.

Prior to Co- founding Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, Michael served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Boston University for 15 years, also for the past 25 years he been  the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Men's Ice Hockey at Boston University.  Mike also was the Boston Red Sox  strength and conditioning coach in 2013 that won the World Series. In addition to his duties at Boston University and the Red Sox, from 1991-1999 Boyle served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League. Michael was also the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the 1998 US Women's Olympic Ice Hockey Team, Gold Medalists in Nagano and 2014 Silver medalists in Sochi, and served as a consultant in the development of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Michael has been a featured speaker at numerous strength and conditioning and athletic training clinics across the world and has produced 20 instructional videos in the area of strength and conditioning available through M-F Athletic. Michael has also lectured all over the world. In addition, Michael published Functional Training for Sports for Human Kinetics Publishers. Mike and his wife Cindy have 2 children, Michaela and Mark and reside in Reading.

- Bio from MBSC

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