What Is The Athlete's Quest (TAQ)?
TAQ is an individual journey, a community, and an attitude. The individual journey is fueled by the desire to find your limits, play your best game, be able to look in the mirror at the end of your athletic career and know with no uncertain terms that you have exhausted every resource to accomplish your aim.
The TAQ community is a gathering of courageous and focused athletes with the shared goal of creating an environment that harnesses the collective desire to achieve personal excellence.
The TAQ attitude is confident, coachable, focused, and independent in thought. The TAQ athlete isn’t cocky, but carries a confidence they have earned, shaped, and molded with hours of sweat, pain, and preparation.
What TAQ Is Not
TAQ is not a "program." Athletes Aren't Hamburgers - and as such their programs cannot and should not be made and served up in a default "one style fits most". Each athlete has individual objectives and goals, while many may share the need to use similar tools; the personal application is always understood by the athlete and aimed at their individual goal, current training cycle, sport, and unique body size and biomechanics. My aim as a coach is not to have "The Answer", but rather collaborate with the athlete in constantly adapting and improveing over a series of training cycles and seasons. The paths of athletes are diverse. Their solutions will be varied.
TAQ is not a "fat loss" workout or Crossfit style exercise competition. TAQ is a series of systematically planned and executed workouts designed to improve specific performance outcomes of the individual athlete. While body composition changes may lead to fat loss and training sessions may be competitive, a "good" training session is not necessary one that crushes or exhausts an athlete. Rather the TAQ athlete recognizes that the training session is not the competition, but preparation for an ultimate performance.
Who is a typical TAQ Athlete?
Age, gender, or level of sport mastery does not define a TAQ athlete. A typical TAQ athlete has a performance-based goal that they are working towards that requires them to have a Strategic, Individualized, Blueprint (S.I.B) to achieve the level of sport mastery they desire. The diversity of a TAQ athlete range from a college bound high school athlete looking to take it to the next level, a middle age dedicated amateur prepping for their next soccer tournament or triathlon, to the retiree who had declared retirement from the workforce, but not the physical challenges and pleasures they now have the time to enjoy.
How Can I Become a TAQ Athlete?
Step 1 - Complete the athlete application questions on the Contact page.
Step 2- I’ll be in touch to fill in a few more details and if I believe I can help we’ll find a time that you and I can meet 1-1 for an evaluation.
Step 3 - Complete a 1-2 week trial. Think of it as a tryout. I’m looking to see if you are a good fit for the TAQ environment and you are seeing if the TAQ environment and my coaching style is a good fit for you.
Step 4 – If we both decided it’s a good fit we start the process of building a long-term game plan.
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