John Noonan on Sacrifices, Success and Mentorship

John Noonan is a Consultant, Strength & Conditioning Coach, and Director of Noonan Performance. John has worked with professional youth, seniors, and international athletes from wide a range of performance sports – from professional football (soccer), rugby union/league, boxing, hockey, golf, and motorsport racing.

Since his early childhood, John has always had a fascination with football. This fascination led him to study the world of Sports Science at the University of Hull and complete an MPhil degree in Sports Science, Biomechanics, and Strength & Conditioning at the Liverpool John Moores University.

John joins me today to share the sacrifices he has made as a professional coach has led to finding success in sports, and his experiences in mentorship.

He explains how he got started in the world of physical preparation and later became a professional coach.

He shares his principles in training athletes and discusses the power of cultivating an athlete’s mindset.

And he also describes how he started mentoring coaches and illustrates how he guides someone during the mentorship process.


Principles are few, but methods are many. Once you get your principles down, you can apply a system or framework to any sport. – John Noonan


This week on the Physical Preparation Podcast: 

  • What sparked John’s interest in the world of physical preparation
  • The costs of becoming a professional coach
  • John’s principles in training and coaching
  • How listening to athletes impact their training
  • The importance of supporting an athlete’s mindset
  • How John started as a mentor for new and young coaches
  • How John profiles and assess young coaches when he starts the mentorship process
  • John’s advice to his younger self


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