Joining us this month, all the way from Central Florida, is Coach Charles Stephenson. In this episode we discuss some of the biggest changes happening in Collegiate Athletics and how they affect our communication with our athletes. Key concerns such as Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) and the transfer portal are two of the biggest entities transforming the college landscape. These changes present a challenge to holding athletes accountable. Coach Stephenson dives into how he holds his athletes accountable and how training today’s collegiate athlete is becoming more similar to a professional performance model. Lastly, we discuss a great event that Charles has been putting on since 2008, the High Performance Basketball Symposium. Tune in for this month’s episode as we continue to kick off the year.
Charles Stephenson is currently the Director of Basketball Performance at the University of Central Florida. Coach Stephenson has over 35 years of experience as a strength coach at the collegiate level. Stephenson is also the founder and director of High-Performance Basketball Symposium, an annual symposium for strength and conditioning coaches from college to high school and the NBA. Stephenson earned his master’s degree in exercise physiology from UVA in 1989 and did his undergraduate work at the College of William & Mary, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. If you would like to reach out to Charles Stephenson or find more information on the High Performance Basketball Symposium, visit the website highperformancebasketball.com.