My name is Ty Terrell and I am the new strength and conditioning coach at IFAST. Being a part of the IFAST family is an incredible opportunity for clients and coaches alike; I was honored to accept the invitation to coach at one of the top training facilities in the country.
If we haven’t met already, I look forward to the opportunity!
Who am I?
I was born and raised in New Castle, Indiana. I have 3 sisters and I have two best friends, my 4-year-old nephew, Max and my 10-year-old yellow lab, Koozie.
Where have I been?
I have been in the industry for six years and am fortunate to have learned from the leaders in our industry. I worked directly with renowned speed coach Lee Taft for three years; he continues to mentor me as I continue my career. Other professionals like Eric Cressey and Mike Robertson have also greatly influenced me with their stellar approach to training and education. I am ready and excited for the new challenge of joining the IFAST team.
Since coming on board, I’ve spent a lot of hours studying the scientific methodologies behind the IFAST approach. The depth and breadth of what I’ve been exposed to has helped me truly understand why IFAST has its national reputation.
How do I define a successful coach?
We’ve all known coaches who yell at athletes for doing less than or differently than they expected. My first question to them is, “Do they even know how to do that?” As a strength coach, I can’t be mad at you for missing a 400-lb deadlift if I haven’t prepared you to pull that weight. Can you even hip hinge? Do you have adequate mobility/stability? Have we programmed you to be successful at that weight? Strong numbers on a poor foundation will only lead to injury. Safety is key to long-term success and maximizing your program.
I’ve seen countless coaches explore new levels of screaming and anger because their athlete missed a block out, defensive rotation or pitch. Each time I find myself questioning if the athletes honestly know how to perform the skill. Have they had enough time practicing it to perform it well consistently? If we do not give the client with the necessary tools then how can we expect them to be successful?
John Wooden said, “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” As an IFAST coach, I look forward to helping each of you define and achieve YOUR success.