As a head coach, my role is to overlook their comprehensive training from fitness to nutrition to surfing technique.
The team was given all the necessary resources to thrive: brand new surfboards, a whole group of coaches and team leaders, myself as a head coach, a beautiful villa in Bali, drivers, and surf guides.
We had to change a lot when the training began from morning routines, surf training systems, fitness drills, and even nutrition. The mornings were primarily focused on surf training, while the afternoons were dedicated to theory and psychology classes, surf video analysis, fitness, mindfulness, and recovery practices.
The theory and psychology classes were challenging as we had to use Google Translate. We talked about growth and fixed mindsets, goal-setting, negative self-talk, and its impact on performance. I had my screen split into two, one side with the slides and the other side with the translation page.