What motivates you to achieve the things you feel called to do in life? How long does that feeling of motivation stay with you? We’re excited for you to hear from today’s guest, Derek Clovis! Derek is a Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and shares his story of leaving law school to follow his passion! In this episode, we dive into the power of strengthening your mental game, setting yourself up for success when trying to improve on any area of your life, and of course...we talk a lot about baseball! Tune in for the power of connecting with WHY you are going after the goals you are (or not) and ways we can all pivot along the journey!
01:00 What made you go from Law School to become a Strength and Conditioning Coach?
04:40 What was it like for you diving into something you were passionate about?
08:00 What has your journey looked like from being a Grad Assistant in Miami to today?
12:15 How has your work with the Diamondbacks changed during the pandemic?
13:20 What advice do you give the players a year into not being able to play?
16:15 What was it like for you when you stopped playing baseball?
19:00 What advice do you have for your guys when the future is as uncertain as ever?
22:40 How do you approach diving into your player’s “why”?
27:00 How do you check in with your guys and talk about when rest and recovery are needed?
31:00 What are you having your players do for strength training from afar?
36:10 In your opinion, what is the balance between strength and mobility?
43:00 How do you go about training your guys before and after games?
45:30 What can we do on and off the field to prep to perform best each day?
48:20 What books are you reading right now?
52:30 What is your favorite part of being a strength and conditioning coach?
54:20 If I’m a baseball player that hasn’t played in 2 years, what advice would you give me?
57:00 The power of strengthening your mental game, and showing up consistently!
01:02:30 The power of being honest with yourself.
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Derek Clovis is a AA Strength and Conditioning Coach going into his 4th season with the Arizona Diamondbacks!
Derek received his Master’s in exercise physiology with an emphasis in strength and conditioning / Sports Nutrition at the University of Miami. He was also a graduate assistant strength coach at Miami.
Derek formerly volunteered at the University of Washington as an Intern Strength Coach and gained even more experience as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Seattle University.
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