Aug 27, 2018
This is a first for WOC! Coaching Expert Mark Bennett returns to expound on his Rule of 3 and teach us how to develop independent, self-aware, and accountable athletes at all levels of the game. Queue this one up and listen on your way to work today!
Other Interviews with Mark –
Mark’s First Appearance on Way of Champions: Episode 31:
Another Great Interview with Mark on Coach Reed’s Coaching Code Podcast:
Mark’s Conversation with Stu Armstrong:
8:55 A quick introduction to what Mark does
19:55 The non-negotiables of a good training session
26:10 Mark Bennett’s Rule of 3
30:25 Working with athletes to define what is acceptable, unacceptable, and excellent
39:40 How can teammates effectively hold each other accountable
53:25 The element of when to step in is critical to athlete success
66:10 What else can these tools do for coaches and players
1:08:40 Getting in Touch with Mark Bennett
Getting in Touch
Mark has been training, coaching & mentoring individuals and teams since the early 90s. He joined the British Army in 1983. Mark passed the world-famous Commando course in 1990 and while posted with the British Commandos experienced the stresses of operations during the first Iraq Conflict.
While serving with 29 Commando Regiment as the senior instructor, running the Commando Training Wing, Mark was the first person to initiate structural change to the way soldiers were trained for the commando course.
His work in this field culminated in the design of the Performance Development Systems; a holistic and robust approach to maximize real-world performance for organizations, coaches, and athletes.
Following several years of running, designing and quality controlling “train the trainer” courses for the Military, Mark turned down a promotion in order to leave the forces to commit to working on PDS full time.
He has spent over 25 years researching and developing effective
learning and adherence systems to help coaches and trainers
maximize the performance of the individuals and teams they are
In 2006 Mark was awarded the Member of the British Empire (MBE) by her Majesty the Queen for his work in developing the system.
Mark believes in a “practitioner” based approach. He soon identified that many theories that may look good on paper or in controlled environments are not so effective in the “real world”. PDS is all about providing a positive sustainable performance impact on the “shop floor”.
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