Why Creating a Get Better Plan is Critical for High PerformanceCategoriesBlog High Performance Training Program

Why Creating a Get Better Plan is Critical for High Performance

AFL players know that if they want to stay on top of their game, then they need a get better plan. This is why this blog post was created—to help you create your own. There are many different things to consider when creating a get better plan and we go through them all in-depth in this post. This blog post is meant as an introduction for those who want to learn more about what goes into these plans and how important they are for improving your athletic development. 

What is a Get Better Plan

If you want to be a high performer, then you need to dedicate time and effort to improving your skills and athleticism. This is where having a get better plan comes in handy. Without one, it can be difficult to track your progress and stay focused on your goals. A get better plan will help you focus on the specific areas that you need to work on and provide a roadmap for how to improve. 

Many different things can go into a get better plan, but the most important thing is to tailor it to your own needs. Every athlete is different and will require a different approach when it comes to improving their skills. The following are some of the most common components of a get better plan:

Goal setting: This is probably the most important part you need to set goals that are realistic and achievable, yet still challenge you. Your goals should also be specific and measurable, so you can track your progress over time.

Athletic training program: A good training program will help you improve your strength, speed, agility, and overall athleticism. It should be tailored to your individual needs and based on your specific goals.

Recovery: Recovery is essential for athletes. You need to make sure you are getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, and taking time for yourself to recover properly from your workouts.

Tools and resources: There are all kinds of tools and resources to help you along your way. There are different online presentations and online programs that you can use to get better. While it’s important to have the right resources available, some will be more effective than others—it’s up to you to figure out which ones work best for you.

Your Coach: If you’re working with a coach, whether it’s online or a real-time setting, then it’s important to include them in your get better plan. They can help you set appropriate goals, design a training program, and provide feedback on your progress.

Why Do You Need a Get Better Plan

There are many reasons why you need a get better plan. The most important reason is to improve your skills and become a high performer. But there are other benefits as well, including:

  • improved performance
  • increased confidence
  • motivation to continue working hard
  • better understanding of your goals and how to achieve them
  • improved athletic ability
  • improved physical and mental health

How to Create a Get Better Plan

Now that you know why you need a get better plan and some of the components that can go into it, let’s take a look at how to create one. 

  1. Start by setting some general goals for yourself. These could be things such as becoming stronger, improving your speed, or increasing endurance. Remember to be specific and measurable when setting goals.
  2. Next, you should create some more detailed goals based on the general ones that you set. For example, if your goal is to improve speed, then one of your goals may be to practice running for 20 minutes at a 15-minute mile pace.
  3. Once you have your goals set, it’s time to create a training program. This will be based on your current abilities and what you need to work on to achieve your goals. It can include strength and mental training as well as practicing proper nutrition habits.
  4. Make sure you are taking proper recovery into account when creating your training program. You don’t want to overwork yourself and end up getting injured or burned out.
  5. Finally, be sure to include your coach, if you have one, in your get better plan. They can help you set appropriate goals, design a training program, and provide feedback on your progress. If you cannot meet your coach in person all the time, don’t worry. There are lots of coaches who are proficient in conducting online goal setting and training as well. You can even contact Prepare Like A Pro as we offer various online programs.

 How to Make the Most out of This Process

Now that you know how to create a get better plan, it’s important to make the most out of the process. Here are a few tips:

  1. Set realistic yet challenging goals for yourself. This will help you stay motivated and push yourself to improve. 
  2. Make sure you are practicing proper recovery techniques. This includes getting enough sleep, eating healthy, and taking time for yourself.
  3. Use the tools and resources that are available to you as you work on your get better plan. When choosing a program or training regimen, make sure it’s something that will be effective and suitable for your individual needs.
  4. Finally, be sure to track your progress and adjust your goals and training program as needed. This will help ensure that you are making progress and reaching your ultimate goals.

Creating a get better plan is an important step in becoming a high performer. By setting specific, measurable goals and using the right tools and resources, you can improve your skills quickly and effectively. 

It’s important to set goals and create a plan for how you will achieve them. If your goal is improving performance, we can help! Contact us today at Prepare Like A Pro. We offer personalized coaching programs that include expert advice on nutrition, fitness training, mental health care, and more. Our experts are ready to work with you so you can be the best version of yourself possible—no matter what challenges come your way in life!

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Episode 84 – Gavin Bell

Gavin Bell has worked at West Coast Eagles the last 14 years. He began as a development coach focusing on the young midfield players initially. Since 2013, he has shifted his focus into overseeing and managing the performance & development of the Clubs’ players, coaches and leaders.

With a passion for assisting athletes, coaches & leaders to be the best they can be and a twenty-year coaching career (with a background in professional, semi-professional & junior sporting environments) builds on fourteen years of experience as a classroom teacher & school leader.

Topics we discussed:

  • 00:00  The importance of building networks
  • 00:52  Things Gavin would do differently when he started his career
  • 02:10  3 traits they look for in an athlete in draft pick
  • 03:53  Fave life motto or quote
  • 04:41  Things for coaches to communicate their experience to player 

People mentioned:

  • David Parkin
  • Jack Darling
  • Daniel Harris
  • John Worsford
  • Adam Simpson
  • Phill Walsh
  • Glenn Stewart
  • Ben Crowe
  • Matthew Nicks
  • Jordan Stares
  • Dean Cox
  • Justin longmuir
  • Matthew Knights 
  • Ian Miller
  • Josh Kennedy
  • Nick Naitanui
  • Scott Selwood
  • Luke Sheuy
  • Neale Daniher
  • John Worsford
  • Steve Gravina 
  • Jordan Stares

#gavinbell #plplivechats #preparelikeapro #podcast

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Episode 79 – Jarrod Egan

Jarrod has also worked at Geelong FC, Kangaroos, Port Adelaide FC, and Adelaide FC in a range of different Strength and Conditioning roles. An experienced business owner and Sports Performance coach, he is skilled in Sports Science, Athletic Training, Biomechanics, Strength and Conditioning, and Sports Rehabilitation. Jarrod is also a strong professional who graduated from The University of Ballarat with Honours in Biomechanics.

Topics we discussed:

  • 00:00  What he would have done differently when he started his career
  • 00:56  People who have influenced his career
  • 01:58  Drills for running techniques
  • 02:55  How he upskills himself
  • 04:06  Important things when developing relationships with athletes
  • 04:58  Using GPS metrics for injury prevention

 

People mentioned:

  • Andrew Russell 
  • Loris Bertolacci
  • Neil Craig
  • Chris Dennis
  • Cameron Falloon
  • Warren Young
  • Michael Poulton
  • Mark Thompson
  • Trevor Farr
  • David King
  • Anthony Stevens 
  • Glenn Archer
  • Denis Pagen
  • Chris Dennis
  • Dean Laidley 
  • Robbie Gray
  • Charlie Walsh
  • Dean Benton
  • Darren Burgess
  • Stuart Graham
  • Andrew Rondinelli

Connect with Jarrod: https://www.instagram.com/jegan_athletic/

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Episode 75 – Jordan Stares

Jordan Stares is the Strength & Conditioning Coach at the West Coast Eagles, he co-owns a high-performance facility called Athlete Alliance and has completed his PhD on Subsequent Injuries in elite Australian football: the role of athlete training workloads and the risks encountered during return to play.

Timestamps:

  • 00:00  Practicals skills you can learn from working in a gym while still in uni
  • 00:49  People who helped Jordan get to where he is today
  • 01:42  How to get in touch with Athlete Alliance
  • 02:09  Jordan’s ways to upskill himself
  • 03:10  His recommended recovery aspect
  • 04:07  Advice for training loads for preseason with limited resources
  • 05:12  For strength sessions, what movements he advice to focus on if there’s limited time to train

Check out his facility:

https://www.athletealliance.com.au/

Connect with Jordy:

https://www.instagram.com/jordanstares/

People mentioned:

  • Brendan Appleby 
  • Charlie Higgins
  • Jarrod Wade
  • Glenn stewart 
  • Annie Juke
  • David Joyce
  • Kyle Wheeler
  • Warren Kofoed
  • Liam Warwick
  • Stacey Marinkovich

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Prepare Like a Pro is a strength and conditioning platform that works with developing footballers and strength and conditioning coaches. To empower you with best practice physical preparation methods.

And if you want to get more involved with our community and make a guest appearance on a future episode join our Academy on Patreon.

Thanks for tuning in and be sure to contact us for any inquiries or to discuss advertising your brand on the prepare like a pro platform 

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PLP's New Perth Coach - Beatrice DevlynCategoriesBlog High Performance PLP Podcast

Beatrice Devlyn – #PrepareLikeAPro’s Newest Coach for Perth!

Beatrice Devlyn is an Australian rules footballer who played for the Fremantle Football Club in the AFL Women’s competition. Over the last three years, she has worked as a strength and conditioning coach at a private gym and for Subiaco’s women’s football club in the Western Australian Football League (WAFLW). Now, she’s the newest coach of Prepare Like A Pro for our Perth branch!

 Young Career

Everywhere you look, there are children with aspirations to one day become an astronaut, a head of state, or even a celebrity. But for young Beatrice, her ambitions were equally as lofty, if not more so, and she believed she could achieve them.

 “I’m the biggest Dockers fan!” said Devlyn when she was 18 years old. “I remember when I was about eight, I wrote this little sign saying I was going to play for Fremantle one day, and here we are now. I’m overjoyed.”

Devlyn has excelled in local football, notably at the junior level, and has been named the Best and Fairest Youth Girl in Western Australia for three consecutive years. Devlyn was passed over in the draft, but she was given another chance in late 2016.

After signing with the club, Fremantle’s new AFLW recruits were subjected to a medical assessment. According to scan results, the bad news for midfielder Emily Bonser was that she had suffered not one but two ACL injuries during the 2016 WAWFL season for Swan Districts. Devlyn had a strong emotional connection to Bonser, but she realized she had to make the most out of the opportunity before her.

 As a result of the call, Devlyn began training with the club as a member of the state academy, with the expectation that if she impressed, she would be named to the AFLW list. Devlyn maintained her composure and confidence in her abilities despite the high stakes that placed her life dream on the line.

Devlyn was the youngest player on Fremantle’s AFLW roster by more than a year, and she was the only member of the team who was a member of the WAWFL club in South Fremantle. As a resident of the area, Devlyn had the advantage of training and competing in almost the exact location.

 She made her AFL debut in round four of the 2017 season when Adelaide defeated the Swans by a wide margin of 23 points at Fremantle Oval. She played the following week before being removed from the team’s round six encounters against Carlton, finishing the season with only two matches. After the 2017 season, she was delisted. She was later re-drafted by Fremantle as a rookie in the 2017 rookie draft, this time with the 16th overall selection.

While participating in a practice match before the start of the 2018 Australian Football League Women’s season, Devlyn suffered a finger injury. The surgery to reconstruct her finger was successful, and she was given a four-to-six-week recovery window. The AFL club delisted her at the conclusion of the 2018 season when she ruptured her left anterior cruciate ligament during a training session. 

Having fully recovered from her knee injury, Devlyn was signed as an academy signing by the West Coast Eagles AFLW squad in July 2019. Devlyn was released by the Eagles on June 9, 2021, after spending her entire career with the organization and appearing in six games.

Strength and Conditioning Coach 

Devlyn has been working as a strength and conditioning coach for the last three years, at a private gym and for Subiaco’s women’s team in the WAFLW. 

She recently completed her Master in Strength and Conditioning at ECU after completing her undergraduate degree with honors in Sport and Exercise Science at Murdoch University. 

She believes that having dealt with her fair share of injuries throughout her playing career has helped her become a better coach since she has both the understanding gained as a player while in the main group and the hurdles she faced while in recovery. 

Her passion for coaching stems from the ability to provide players with the chance to be their best selves and the tools to be successful while also being someone they can turn to for assistance in other aspects of their lives, which she believes is essential. She believes that the relationship between coach and athlete is significant and is highly passionate about it.

Devlyn will help you get football-ready. Her previous experience competing at the top level has given her a thorough understanding of the demands of high-level training and how to motivate players to push their limits while minimizing injury.

CLICK HERE TO WITH COACH BEATRICE DEVLYN

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Episode 74 – Gary McCoy

Gary McCoy is a High-Performance coach with a sports science background and has consulted with elite sporting teams and businesses all over the world. Currently, Gary hosts the Human Kinesome Project podcast, is also the Vice president of performance at Kinetyx sciences, and is the Australian National Baseball strength & conditioning coach.

Timestamps:

  • 00:00  His habits when taking a new athlete
  • 01:03  Influencers who shaped his career
  • 02:03  How to get an athlete be noticed by selectors in an Aussie team
  • 03:26  Fave quote or life motto
  • 03:43  Gary’s take on weekly or season athlete reviews
  • 04:58  His pet peeves in work

People mentioned:

  • Ben Peterson
  • Marcus Elliot
  • John Meyer
  • Darren Burgess
  • Andrew Walsh
  • David Beckham
  • Shaun Holthouse
  • Matthew Collins
  • Mat Howley

Connect with Gary: https://www.instagram.com/highperformancebaseball/

Website: https://www.kinetyx.tech/

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Prepare Like a Pro is a strength and conditioning platform that works with developing footballers and strength and conditioning coaches. To empower you with best-practice physical preparation methods.

And if you want to get more involved with our community and make a guest appearance on a future episode join our Academy on Patreon.

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Episode 73 – Joel Hocking

Joel Hocking is the High-Performance Manager at St Monica’s College Epping. Prior to working at St Monica’s, Joel was the High-performance manager of Carlton Football Club, Melbourne Football Club along with roles as an S&C coach at Essendon and Hawthorn over a 20-year period.

Timestamps:

  • 00:00  How his love for S&C started
  • 01:09  Fave ways to develop himself and his practical skills as an S&C coach
  • 02:08  Habits to develop for athletes
  • 03:15  Advice on how to structure your training for pre season
  • 04:12  His favourite athletes to work with and his reason
  • 05:05  Joel’s pet peeves and how he spends his day off
  • 05:46  What an S&C coach job looks like in a high school setting

People mentioned:

  • Ed Curnow
  • Dylan Buckley 
  • Shane Crawford
  • Tom Scully
  • Andrew Walker
  • Andrew Russell
  • Bohdan Babijcuk 

Connect with Joel: https://www.instagram.com/jch.hocking/

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Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch these live chats, our next guest is:

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Episode 72 – Jordan Sellar

Jordan Sellar is the High Performance Manager of Adelaide AFLW. He is an ASCA Level 2 PCAS Strength and Conditioning Coach with experience in the AFL and AFLW, SANFL, Institute Sport, and Long-Term Athletic Development within the School setting. He is also our Adelaide-based Prepare Like a Pro coach. 

Timestamps:

  • 00:00 Advice to his younger self when he was starting his S&C career
  • 01:15 Why on field performance and intensity are the number 1 focus
  • 02:10 What athletes can do to prepare during this time of year
  • 03:20 Advice for footballer doing weights
  • 04:27 What makes him angry
  • 05:10 Differences between preparing AFLW and AFL athletes

People Mentioned:

  • Jarryd Wallace
  • Jade Sheedy
  • Samuel L Jackson
  • Brad Newton
  • Nathan Heeney
  • Matt Haas

Connect with Jordy: https://www.instagram.com/jordysellar/

Work with Jordy: https://preparelikeapro.com/trainer/jordan-sellar/

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Prepare Like a Pro is a strength and conditioning platform that works with developing footballers and strength and conditioning coaches. To empower you with best practice physical preparation methods.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch these live chats, our next guest is:

And if you want to get more involved with our community and make a guest appearance on a future episode join our Academy on Patreon.

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Episode 70 – Gaetano Faranda

Gaetano Faranda is the High-Performance Manager of Williamstown FC & Course Coordinator at Vic Uni. GT has also worked as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Boxhill Hawks, Western Jets and has his master’s degree in High Performance Sport.

Timestamps:

  • 00:00  How he started his first role as an S&C coach 
  • 01:20  Mentors who have helped GT in his S&C journey
  • 02:13  Pathways to get bachelor of exercise science degree and how to start working in a sports environment 
  • 03:34  How GT builds his career and network
  • 04:33  GT’s pet peeves
  • 06:01  Fave inspirational quote

People mentioned:

  • Durham Zara
  • Jay Ellis
  • James Mcnonall 
  • Callum Downie
  • Chris Latella
  • Andrew William
  • Loris Bertolacci
  • Lara Bester 
  • Josh Holding

Connect with GT: https://www.instagram.com/gaetano_faranda/

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Prepare Like a Pro is a strength and conditioning platform that works with developing footballers and strength and conditioning coaches. To empower you with best practice physical preparation methods.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch these live chats, our next guest is:

And if you want to get more involved with our community and make a guest appearance on a future episode join our Academy on Patreon.

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Episode 67 – Jay Ellis

Before Melbourne, Jay Ellis was the High Performance Manager at Casey Demons in the VFL. He has also been the rehabilitation assistant at Melbourne FC, interned at Collingwood FC and worked with AFL Victoria at Vic metro and Western Jets programs.

Timestamps:

00:00  How Jay’s sales manager experience helped with his coaching
01:07  The difference between with American and Aussie football training
01:59  How Jay’s approach change after he came back from America
03:02  5 people who have greatly influenced his career
03:33  How to prove that you’re the right S&C coach for the job
04:40  Why Jay worked as a coach for different sports

People mentioned:

  • James Russell
  • Christian Woodford
  • Nik Popovic 
  • Chris Goulding
  • Jock Landale
  • Mitch McCarron
  • Greg Olgy
  • Shane Sexton
  • Owen Mcintyre
  • Matthew Pell
  • Maryn Girvan
  • Jamie Hepner
  • Blake Mclean
  • Chris Seville
  • David Misson
  • Kayne Johns

Connect with Jay: https://www.instagram.com/jay_s_ellis/

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Prepare Like a Pro is a strength and conditioning platform that works with developing footballers and strength and conditioning coaches. To empower you with best practice physical preparation methods.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch these live chats, our next guest is:

And if you want to get more involved with our community and make a guest appearance on a future episode join our Academy on Patreon.

Thanks for tuning in and be sure to contact us for any inquiries or to discuss advertising your brand on the prepare like a pro platform 

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