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Chinese Olympic Experience – 647

Ever wondered what it is like to have a Chinese Olympic Experience…and then get interrupted by a global pandemic/

Adam Stoyanoff joins John Ciecko to share his odd path to working with the Olympic kayaking team of China.

Chinese Olympic Experience

Where did Adam get his start?

I have been fortunate to observe and be part of many different things…some may seem wrong, but that is a closed-off perspective.

Assistant coaching at Boling Green University for 3 years – spent time with all sports

Worked with local high schools as a contract S&C coach

Then went out on his own as an independent contractor with 2 high schools and college.

This increased his diversity and ability to adapt his skills.

Then went to Boston to lead an afterschool program for 2-5th graders – larget challenge as you have to keep changing to keep them interested.

Learned it was important to keep contact and build relationships with parents so the kids and parents are doing and talking about the same thing.

Next job was to Dallas, Texas

Opened his eyes to see “there is always a reason why”

Did not spend his life thinking “How can I build my resume?”

He got a phone call from the Chinese canoe association that was training in Waco, about 1-2 hours from Dallas. That lead to him becoming a coach more than a coordinator.

Juataga Portugal was their training site and also made the canoes they were using.

Lived on the training compound with the athletes

More about his Chinese Olympic Experience

Coaching vs coordinating

Coordinating is more like the AD role – dealing with all of the wants and needs

It will stress your relationship building skills

As the coordinator, you are in a service position and making sure everyone has everything they need and want.

“Rocky 4 was a documentary right?” – John Ciecko

But really that is what life is like, someone is always watching you and videotaping

You should always act as if there is a camera on you.  Even in your moments of weakness.

“What are you doing when nobody is looking – definition of Integrity”

You have to stop, observe and listen to understand why a person may be acting a certain way

Chinese athletes are taken out of school at 12-13 years old to be an athlete.

Lessons Learned

The coaches who are and were doing well put their ego aside and were there to serve and help.

Calm and stillness with a few deep breathe

Do not take it personally when a Serbian coach yells at you for setting a plate down to loud and disturbing their athlete.

He was working with professional athletes…professional kayakers who wee making millions

I can get you that info, I need to find the best way to get that to you safely.

Chinese Olympic Experience

Some people just have a good story to tell.Adam Stoyanoff worked with the Chinese Olympic Teams and was in a foreign country when the coronavirus started raging.Join John Ciecko as we hear some of his stories.

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Thursday, May 14, 2020

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Athletic Training Box – 567

Athletic Training Box started from Adam not being able to attend NATA annual convention and see what new products are available.

ATBox, AT Box, Athletic Training Box, Adam Larsen, Adam Halpern, Innovate AT

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What is Athletic Training Box?

Adam shares live on Facebook with Me and Adam Halpern

Athletic Training Box with Adam Larsen

Curated clothes, boxed and shippedCurrated meals boxed and shippedWhy should your practice as an AT be left out of the trend? Adam Larsen shares his story of creating AT Box and what it looks like now.

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Monday, March 25, 2019

An AT Box Costs…

Currently $35 every 3 months.

As the value of the box grows the cost might also.

Adam is also exploring different levels

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What can I expect to receive in my Athletic Training Box?

The products are constantly changing. Each box has a new set of products that you would find at conventions.

Some boxes include:
Hydration products
Protein Bars
Tapes
Ointments
Lotions

Currently the boxes give you about an 80 dollar value for items sold separate.

What has been your favorite thing to send out?

Adam Likes kinesio tape…so therefore everyone would want Kinesio tape right????

After the first box Adam learned to include a little more variety.

His favorite thing to include is one of the AT Box stickers or t-shirts

Discuss your feedback?

Sales continue to grow so that is a good sign.

After each new box there will be a survey to help Adam better serve you and also to report back to the companies about what and why ATs like the product.

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Contact Us:

Adam Larsen – AthleticTrainingBox@gmail.com

Email Adam Halpern : adam@innovateat.com

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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

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.

War Stories 3 – 437

In preparation for a recent podcast I asked:

I got a lot of great stories and knew we had to share them here on the podcast.

Possibly my two favorite were

  1. Dislocated shoulder while napping and
  2. Sprained ankle while napping.

Bubba Wilson joins me as we read these tweets and add some commentary.  I loved these responses. I have screenshotted most of them and pasted them in the show notes.

Also, Laurie Beth gave a shout out to her mentor Leah Cox and we read it on the show.  Always remember the ones who got you here.

Show Notes

 

War Stories 2 – 436

In preparation for a recent podcast I asked:

I got a lot of great stories and knew we had to share them here on the podcast.

Possibly my two favorite were

  1. Dislocated shoulder while napping and
  2. Sprained ankle while napping.

Bubba Wilson joins me as we read these tweets and add some commentary.  I loved these responses. I have screenshotted most of them and pasted them in the show notes.

Also, Laurie Beth gave a shout out to her mentor Leah Cox and we read it on the show.  Always remember the ones who got you here.

Show Notes

 

War Stories from Twitter #1 – 435

In preparation for a recent podcast I asked:

I got a lot of great stories and knew we had to share them here on the podcast.

Possibly my two favorite were

  1. Dislocated shoulder while napping and
  2. Sprained ankle while napping.

Bubba Wilson joins me as we read these tweets and add some commentary.  I loved these responses. I have screenshotted most of them and pasted them in the show notes.

Also, Laurie Beth gave a shout out to her mentor Leah Cox and we read it on the show.  Always remember the ones who got you here.

Show Notes