Dr. Ramsey Nijem begins his sixth season with the Sacramento Kings, and his fourth as the team’s head strength and conditioning coach. Dr. Nijem spent two seasons as the Kings assistant strength and conditioning coach prior to his current role.
Before joining the Kings, Dr. Nijem was the head strength and conditioning coach at Santa Barbara City College and an assistant strength and conditioning coach at UC Santa Barbara prior to that.
In this show, Ramsey and I talk about how his inability to dunk led him to becoming a strength coach, the role and value of relationships in coaching, why boring wins, the differences between developing an American vs. European player, how hectic the NBA off-season is, and why you have to put the ego aside and think of yourself as support staff.
This is an AWESOME show, and I really think you’re going to love Ramsey’s insights.
Here’s a brief overview of what we covered in this week’s show:
- Show Intro:
- AWESOME weekend, kiddos starting school and sports, etc.
- Fresh new content coming your way!
- Lots of work being done behind the scenes on the Complete Coach Certification
- Deep Thought:
- Find Ways to Recharge YOUR Battery
- Interview with Ramsey:
- How his inability to dunk led him to working in the NBA.
- His overarching philosophy when it comes to training basketball players.
- What a new athlete looks like to him, and the differences he sees between American and European players.
- A little insight into the rigorous pre-draft process that draft eligible athletes go through!
- The adjustments he makes to someone’s training calendar if they aren’t getting a ton of run on the court.
- What Ramsey hopes to accomplish with a new athlete over the course of their first year working together.
- The BIG Question.
- The ever-popular lightning round where we talk about career highlights, getting his DSC, random training modalities, and what’s next for Dr. Ramsey Nijem.
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Of course there’s a ton more that I cover, but that should give you a pretty good idea of what the certification is all about!
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