August 20, 2020 By BridgeAthletic

Diversity and Inclusion with Daniel Jahn


In this week's episode of Powering Performance, we are joined by Daniel Jahn, Owner and Director of Training and Education at Maximum Sport Conditioning. Tune in to our conversation with Daniel to hear about how current social events have effected Strength and Conditioning, some projects he is working on, and tips to better communicate openly with your athletes. 

Ways to listen: 




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Check out these three highlights: 

1. Daniel shares some of the projects he is working on to bring awareness to social issues in relation to strength and conditioning. 

"The main thing that I would love to see out of all of this, in addition to policy change, is conversation. We are long overdue for just national conversations on race and how it functions for all of us."


2. Daniel speaks to the language coaches can use and the significance of open conversations with athletes. This can help build respect between coaches and athlete to create a stronger relationship based on trust. A great way to start these conversation is by asking questions such as, "where are you from?" and just getting to know the athlete better.

"The athletes we work with are a very diverse group of folks all across the country so athletes need to see them represented in their coaches. They need to be able to communicate in an effective way and in a way that makes sense to them and their coach needs to be able to understand them."


3. Daniel shares advice on communicating effectively with athletes and teams to resolve offending athletes or making mistakes. Coaches need to own the situation and what happened to work with the athlete to move forward." 

"I think we need to press people to actually talk about what they mean."


Connect with Daniel Jahn


 Instagram: @daniel_jahn


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Thanks to Daniel Jahn for joining us! 

About the Author


At Bridge, we are all athletes and coaches first. As athletes, our team has experienced everything from riding the pine on JV, to winning NCAA championships, to competing in the Olympic Games. As coaches, we have helped countless athletes reach their full potential, winning everything from age group section championships to Olympic Gold Medals.

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