5/10/07

Australia Day One



























It is Thursday here. Started out the day with a walk around Olympic Park. I am staying at the ibis hotel in Olympic Park.
Got to meet with Kenneth Graham who is head of Sports Science and Applied Research at NSWIS. He blew me away. I am going to really pick this guys brain. It is so great to get around applied sport scientist, who are willing to dialog with coaches. That is a real strength of their system over here. I am going to dinner with Kenneth tonight, really looking forward to getting more in depth on some of the things he spoke about today. The photos are of the Olympic Stadium from my hotel. The photo below is of the sole remaining track. Originally there were two practice tracks and the track in the stadium. The track has been removed from the stadium. Overall they have done a fine job of maintaining the facilities and continuing to use the facilities.

4 Comments:

At 5/10/07, 6:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got to meet with Kenneth Graham who is head of Sports Science and Applied Research at NSWIS.

He blew me away.

Isn't it encouraging to hear your mentor got blown away? Just had to pick on you a moment. A guru would certainly never fess up to being "blown away". Glad you are having a good time Vern!

Mark Day

 
At 5/11/07, 8:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vern - What do you think of Minke Marshall & his pitching concepts? Maybe the Yankees should hire him.

 
At 5/11/07, 1:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vern - What do you think of Minke Marshall & his pitching concepts? Maybe the Yankees should hire him.




I have asked Vern about that before - no answer which maybe that is an answer.

 
At 5/11/07, 7:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Marshall...very successful major league pitcher...played at the highest level...with a PhD. to go along with his accomplishment. Great Achievement !!

BUT can he teach?

 

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