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I am excited to be joined by Pratik Patel of The New York Giants on episode 34 of the Art Of Coaching Podcast. Pratik Patel is in his third season as the Giants’ Director of Performance Nutrition/Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Patel came to the Giants from the University of Oregon, where he was the Athletic Department’s Director of Sports Nutrition since October 2014. Patel’s job was to develop and direct the Sports Nutrition Department and manage the daily nutrition needs for 18 athletic teams and sports.

Patel is a Registered Dietitian and board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Topics Covered:

-The unique challenges of an NFL Training Camp
-Navigating the politics of professional sport
-Pratik’s tactics for getting younger players to buy in and assessing their knowledge base
-The complexity of people dynamics within a professional sports organization
-The benefits of understanding economics and business in the S&C field
-Examples of Groupthink and avoiding being the outcast
-What will be the tipping point to force S&C coaches to evolve?
-Pratik’s advice on networking
-Valuing what we do
-Pratik’s self-critique and where does he see room for self-improvement?

Reach out to Pratik:
Via Twitter & Instagram: @pratik7patel
Via LinkedIn:

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