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Developing Peak Performance with NFL Coach Sean Desai

by Scott Barry Kaufman, August 8, 2016

Sean Desai is the defensive quality control coach for the Chicago Bears and works with some of the world’s greatest athletic competitors. In this episode, we discuss his player development model, known as D.I.C.E., which emphasizes the importance of Direction, Instruction, Collaboration and Empowerment. We talk about what it’s like to work in the NFL, the nature of coach-player relationships, and Sean imparts some practical advice to individuals hoping to become high-level athletic coaches. Other topics include: evaluating potential, key characteristics of mental toughness, striving for greatness and more. Football fans, leaders, coaches and teachers will appreciate Sean’s insight into developing peak performance. Note: The audio quality is a bit rough toward the beginning (we’re sorry!), but smooths out, and we think the content is top notch!

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“Sean Desai is in his third season as a defensive quality control coach for the Chicago Bears after being hired by the team on January 28, 2013. He is entering his tenth year as a coach at the NFL or collegiate levels. On the field, Desai will continue to work with the Bears linebackers on defense while also assisting the special teams coaches.” Sean also had his Ph.D. in educational Administration. Blurb taken from chicagobears.com


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