Keith Jones – Develop Relationships

As the director of AT services for the Houston Rockets, Keith Jones has seen the entire evolution of sports performance. He knew early on that he needed this team in his corner for the health and safety of the athletes he was caring for.

Keith Jones - Developing Relationships

Build a Team

Building the relationship with the strength coach

There was none

Then I was the strength coach

Then we hired a professional strength coach

Many of them were from colleges or football programs

It was an adjustment for us to learn what we needed from them and the athletes.

Building the relationship from the ground up is crucial for success.

Find out what is important to you

We can Assist each other better by building relationships.

Keith Jones, how have we changed for the need?

30 – 40 years ago we were fighting each other, muscle head vs medicine.

Let's sit down and figure out what is needed for success in this situation/sport

If we fail then we will have to fail together.

The ATs need to know that the strength coach can be their ally or enemy.

Get in the same room and work together often.

The triangle analogy – How do we ensure the athlete is in the center of patient-centered care?

I love people, I think all ATs love people deep down.

Let me take my skill set and help the people I am passionate about.

In 30 years of NBA experience, my greatest success is collaborating.

How have you spent time in the other spaces and stayed in our lane?

Maybe go into the weight room and enter your paperwork to catch what they are doing

Invite them to use your microwave or fridge.

Intentionally cross paths

Be bought into each other's goals

CHECK YOUR EGO.

In my setting, we spent a lot of nights together on the road and so I tried not to eat alone.  We shared meals and car rides together.

How you have developed leadership?

I never really view myself as a leader, I am but do not really look at myself that way.

I want to help, I have learned a lot about what to do and what not to do.

Empathy is important – why are they doing that 

Figure out how you can help.

Transformational and servant leadership combine to make the most sustainable change.

Series on Leadership in AT

Watch Keith Jones's Presentation here:

Contact Us:

Keith Jones – keith.jones@memorialhermann.org

Jeremy Jackson

Shawn Readyshawnreadyatc@gmail.com

Ray Olivorayolivo1@gmail.com

Dr. Mark Knoblauchmaknobla@Central.UH.EDU

Dr. Layci Harrisonlharris5@Central.UH.EDU

Bob MarleyBob.Marley@uth.tmc.edu

Dr. Josh Yellenjbyellen@central.uh.edu

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HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second year free, and support the podcast.

Marc Pro – Use “THESMB” to recover better.

These people LOVE ATs and help the SMB pay the bills:

Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

Donate and get some swag (like Patreon but for the school)

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second year free, and support the podcast.

Marc Pro – Use “THESMB” to recover better.