5 Minutes with
Bo Hanson Videos
In this video series, Bo Hanson answers some of the most frequently asked (and interesting!) questions from clients, and discusses the most relevant topics for sport coaching and performance. Check back regularly as there’s a new video every couple of weeks! You can also find a form at the bottom of the page to submit your own topic for Bo to talk about.
Does your program breed toughness in your team? In this concise video, Hanson simplifies the dialogue around toughness in sport by providing a short definition of what we mean when we talk toughness. He describes what tough athletes look like, and the ways in which this attribute can separate and elevate performance. Hanson also presents effective strategies for athletes to utilize when they need to rely on their toughness and how to perform at their best when it matters the most. The video also covers techniques for coaches to facilitate toughness development with the current generation in an era that doesn’t make it easy.
Every team has a culture, some cultures support high-performance while others simply grow around dominant personalities in the team. In this video, Hanson simplifies the dialogue around culture in sport with a succinct definition of the term. He describes what culture looks like, and how to identify it in the sporting context. Together, Hanson and Antoniolli talk about a Coach’s role in guiding team culture. They question whether the team or its individual players’ level of skill and experience has a bearing on team culture. Hanson examines the fundamental components of a successful culture and explains what can happen when a team culture is left to develop on its own.
Where do goals fit in? With the on-going debate by others about the use or purpose of goals (or not), in this 5 minute video Bo Hanson talks about the way goals set standards for behavior and performance. He also talks about the way goals can guide an athlete’s focus, learning from the past, projecting into the future and doing the work required in the now. He brings awareness to the perspective that each time frame offers. Watch as he discusses the place for goals.
In this short video Bo Hanson unpacks a simple tool that gives you the ability to independently analyze performance and optimize outputs every time your athletes take the field, court or track, eclipsing event status and subjective opinion. It’s a way of thinking that can be applied to any sport to achieve repeatable performances, regardless of whether that performance is a national championship, Olympic final or just a routine training session. Watch this short video to find out what’s best for you and your team.
Rock bands follow a formula for managing their audience’s energy. When you think about any of the live gigs you’ve been to, they follow a pretty predictable pattern. Predictable but effective. In this short video Bo Hanson shows you how to apply that formula to coaching sessions.
It’s unrealistic to expect athletes to be energized 100% of the time over the course of a training session which may be 2-3 hours long. Instead, it is our job as coaches to manage their energy in an effective way, taking into account physical development, skill acquisition and importantly, enjoyment.
It’s enjoyment and satisfaction that keeps athletes coming back.
It’s essential that most needed, least enjoyable and favorite drills are scheduled in an order that manages your athletes’ energy, ensures they make the most of every session and come back for more.
Watch this video as Bo Hanson explains:
There is an entire chapter dedicated to the ‘Big Reason Why’ in the Athlete Tough program developed by Bo Hanson. Being ATHLETE TOUGH is defined by the actions you take when your performance matters the most. Bo Hanson’s unique and proven program is designed to ensure your athletes never give up, never quit on their team and never quit on themselves. It will deliver strategies on how to be mentally resilient and provide step-by-step processes to help your athletes become and stay mentally strong. Find out more here.
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Was there a topic you wanted covered that you couldn’t find in the above videos? Submit the below form to get your topic discussed by Bo Hanson in 5 Minutes with Bo Hanson. We will get back to you when Bo has answered your question, and his response is up on our website. You can also check back regularly as there’s a new video uploaded every couple of weeks!