11 episodes

The beautiful game is where everything start and everything ends. This journey is made of coaching diaries and training notes, filled with personal stories, creative ideas, everyday unique experiences. In the end the journey reveals itself as the real reward.

Lab Chats Podcast. Coaching diaries and training notes ‪.‬ Riccardo La Barbera

    • Sports

The beautiful game is where everything start and everything ends. This journey is made of coaching diaries and training notes, filled with personal stories, creative ideas, everyday unique experiences. In the end the journey reveals itself as the real reward.

    Annika - My first college player

    Annika - My first college player

    In this chat with Annika, the first college player I ever trained, we discuss about how change comes from inside and have to follow with actions. Determination , having a plan and having a clear vision for the future can change the future itself. But the first change has to happen here and now. Shy and strong, reserved but open minded, it is a pleasure to get to know and train Annika.

    • 35 min
    Adi - resilient with a smile

    Adi - resilient with a smile

    In this episode I chat with Adi a college player that I just started training a little over a year ago. She came to my trainings to get technically sharper for college she just committed to play for. In the short time we train, she taught me that you can be strong and resilient to everyday adversities and you can still do it with a big smile, becoming aware your limits but training to improve them at the same time.

    • 30 min
    Maddy - serious playfulness

    Maddy - serious playfulness

    In this chat with Maddy, an exceptionally committed player that I have been train for over 3 years, we discuss about her experience and vision about the game and how training can become a shared experience between player and coach. We chat about how being serious about training and improving is not in contrast with having fun and how the fun actually becomes a key component to the individual development, helping to find motivation and confidence.

    • 33 min
    Rebecca - quiet leadership and adaptability on the road of success

    Rebecca - quiet leadership and adaptability on the road of success

    In this Chat with Rebecca a just committed college player, she shares how the road from a goal is roller coaster of emotions, decisions making and mental challenges. However a strong support system and a unique personal attitude can make the difference in finding the personal happiness and goals.

    • 40 min
    Tianna - from dream to reality

    Tianna - from dream to reality

    In this episode I chat with Tianna, a D1 college soccer player and her strength and conditioning trainer , Mickael Montes from Jaboca. They have been training together for 9 years and established a strong human connection and life long trust in each other abilities, Much more than athlete / trainer. They explained how they both grew personally and professionally during these years.

    • 25 min
    A chat with the Jaboca crew.

    A chat with the Jaboca crew.

    An improvised chat with the Jaboca crew, strength and conditioning trainers, motivators and training lovers. And somehow all in love with the beautiful game. Chatting about training, mindset, vision and creating a good physical and mental environment for athletes to train.

    • 22 min

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