Prepare Like a Pro is a multi-faceted AFL physical preparation service that offers Strength and Conditioning programs, remote and in-person coaching with AFL-standard coaches, educational seminars, and a weekly AFL-specific podcast. The mission of Prepare Like a Pro is to help footballers perform at the highest level possible.
There are two streams for working with Prepare like a Pro as an athlete. Firstly, footballers can engage in 1:1 strength and condition coaching. The coaching at PLP is designed with evidence-based load management principles to ensure each player is maxing out their strength and conditioning without overloading themselves. All Prepare Like a Pro coaches has AFL experience. If the player and the selected coach live in close proximity, the athlete can choose to do sessions in person. There are Prepare Like a Pro coaches in most areas in Melbourne and select areas in regional Victoria. Excitingly, new AFL-standard coaches are joining the team weekly and expanding our outreach capabilities for 1:1 in-person training. For regional or interstate players, 1:1 training is conducted remotely via zoom. Our coaching philosophy is whole-player oriented, and aside from the strength, power, and running coaching, athletes receive training on mindset, sleep, nutrition, and stress management. The 1:1 sessions are perfect for players recovering from injury, training for the draft or are working to improve specific areas of performance. Secondarily, size, age and position-specific online programs are an accessible way for footballers to follow the Prepare Like a Pro training method and add an edge to their game.
Every week, the founder of Prepare Like a Pro, Jack McLean, hosts live Instagram chats with various professionals in the AFL and strength and conditioning industries. These live chats are then transformed into podcasts and released each week to all podcast platforms. The Instagram live chat engages both party’s followers and lends itself to a dynamic interview where viewers can write in their questions and have them answered live. On his podcast, Jack has hosted the likes of AFL superstars Tom Mitchell, Josh Dunkley and Brett Deledio, as well as stalwarts in the strength and conditioning industry such as Dan Baker, Tim Gabbett, Andrew Russell and Darren Burgess. In each episode, Jack talks to his guests about how they started out in their field, how they achieved success, and advice for developing high-performance athletes & staff. Each podcast is as unique and offers inciteful tips and inspiring stories from the most successful individuals in the industry.
Jack runs educational presentations both online and in-person on topics that range from effective coaching, load management, nutrition, sleep, wellness, and communication. Online presentations hosted by Prepare Like a Pro are sold as an online event and run via zoom. Jack has also been contracted to work with school PE and sport programs at various schools in Melbourne including Caulfield Grammar, Brighton Grammar, Haileybury, Albert Park College, and Yavneh College in Melbourne.
Prepare like a Pro is a flexible online business that trains, educates, and connects athletes and AFL-level strength and conditioning coaches. We want to lift your game!
Head to preparelikeapro.com to learn more about the programs, podcasts or to buy some Prepare Like a Pro merch. Listen and subscribe to Prepare like a Pro podcast on your favourite listening platform