When Winning Becomes A Problem – Lessons From Legendary Coach Gable About Sustainability

You can’t always judge the quality of preparation by the outcome, and no one knows that more than Coach Dan Gable. As it turns out, coaches need recovery too – for their own good and that of their athletes.

If you’ve ever felt the pull to coach non-stop in order to improve…

Or if you’ve ever wondered what Coach Gable would change if he could do it all over again…

Then tune in to today’s episode of the podcast.

On Episode 2 of the Attack Style Wrestling Podcast, my brother and I continue our conversation with Coach Gable about his storied career. We discuss the NCAA championships, how Gable won his first, and what went wrong in Iowa’s pursuit of their 10th straight title. By the end of this episode, you’ll understand how half a point changed Gable’s career, and how one small moment could do the same for you.

Here’s what else you’ll discover in today’s episode:

  • What matters more than winning a state title? Understanding the total package of success in the NCAA (2:30)
  • How a coach can change the whole program if a few kids have the right attitude (4:00)
  • When things don’t go according to plan – the seminal moment that changed my coaching career (6:41)
  • Why your athletes should always believe they’re going to win (7:45)
  • Do coaches need recovery too? How 10 years of non-stop work takes a toll, especially if you’re winning (10:28)
  • 16:48 – Ushering in a new era of coaching, and what Gable would do differently if he had the chance (16:48)
  • How half a point can change the entire course of a career (22:04)
  • The type of leader every NCAA championship team needs (25:17)
  • Post-season planning – What separates Coach Gable from the pack (27:26)
  • How a vacation in Hawaii made Dan Gable a better coach (30:07)
  • Coach Gable responds to Ben Askren’s rant (34:15)

Stay strong,

Coach Weber

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