Mark `Pudge` Gjormand - Preparing Players on the Field and In Lifeby NHSBCA
As a coach it is their responsibility to guide and prepare their players for what's to come. It may come in different ways, whether it's on the field, off the field, off season or in season. A coach's motivation, inspiration and preparation is important to not only the club's success but the player's individual growth.
The offseason is an important time for athletes to shorten their training while maintaining their competitive edge. Athletes who wish to stay in shape should take part in fewer workouts and training sessions during the off-season. Slowing down improves an athlete's ability to focus on the basics and specific movements. Exercise lacking intensity will result in a loss of fitness, so athletes must reduce the duration of their workouts while maintaining their intensity.
In this course, Coach Mark “Pudge” Gjnormand talks about the importance of off season preparation as well as year round. He breaks down encouragement, motivation and inspiration within the team. Off season and In season preparation is something coaches must focus on. Coach Mark"Pudge" Gjormand talks about how his team practices 8 months in the off season to be ready for the 4 months they play. Everything you need to uplift and bring the most out of your players is right here.
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Mark "Pudge" Gjormand is heading into his 27th season at the helm of the James Madison High School baseball program, and his 35th season coaching high school baseball. Under Gjormand, the Warhawks have won 14 Liberty Conference and 1 Concorde Conference Championships in the past 19 years, along with 2 Virginia State Titles (‘02 undefeated, ‘15). In 2018 Gjormand was named Conference Coach of the year for the 7th time and Region 6 Coach of the year for the 4th time. Gjormand's many other honors include Home Plate Club’s high school coach of the year, the National Baseball Coaches Association (BCA) East Coast coach of the year, and a finalist for the BCA’s national coach of the year award. Gjormand is also a member of the BCA’s Hall of Fame 2020 induction class.
Prior to becoming Madison’s head coach, Gjormand served as an assistant at Langley in 1987 and as the top varsity assistant under longtime George C. Marshall High School head coach Dean Sissler from 1988-95. Gjormand has grown up in the coaching profession, learning from the likes of Mike Skinner, Neil Callahan, Pete Bendorf, Chuck Welsh and Scott Rowland. During the offseason, Gjormand concentrates his efforts on Directing the MVP Baseball School located in Reston, Va