Learn Coaching with Intention with Frankie Littlejohn. Coaching is no easy job. You are tasked with balancing the performance of a team while striving to develop well-rounded, confident, and kind individuals.
Head Women & Men’s Track & Field Coach at Pine Lake Prep Defensive end/Center for the National Arena Football Leagues Carolina Predators Defensive End/Center for the TEAM USA National All-star team 2019 inducted into the European Football Hall of fame for TEAM USA International for playing 12 years in Italy, Germany, France BS in Exercise Science from North Greenville University with Minor in Psychology. BS in Neuromuscular Science from Winston Salem State University
- As a former collegiate athlete, a current athlete, and a coach, talk about the importance of guidance not just in competing, but in preparation.
- What are you seeing as some of the biggest changes as it relates to talking about the importance of not just training your body, but training your mind?
- What are the biggest mental fitness hurdles you see in our youth today and how do we coach for the 21st century? What if anything needs to shift?
- The world is getting faster, and the idea vs. reality of being that NEXT star and instant success is where a lot of our youth focus today, how do you see this impacting the kids you are training and coaching
- What are your thoughts on NIL and does that change how you prepare your youth?
- What do you see as some of the biggest challenges our youth are facing today and how is that impacting their performance?
- How do you go about balancing the performance of a team, while striving to develop well-rounded individuals?
- What do you see (if anything) as some of the barriers or challenges when it comes to discussing mental fitness with parents?
- People are talking more about mental health and the mental side of the game than ever before, how are you training/equipping your students to build confidence and a better mindset
- What does mental fitness mean to you?
- What’s your “why”?
- Who was your role model and what qualities and/or characteristics have you tried to carry over
- Majority of kids think they are going pro, what advice and/or tips do you have for parents and our youth as we both know the odds of that