Unlocking Athletic Potential

Episode #32 | Lee McDermott - From Commonwealth Gymnastics Gold to Creating Michael Jackson's Cirque Du Soleil 'One' Show

January 21, 2021 Ian Deeth and Johnny Tieu Season 1 Episode 32
Unlocking Athletic Potential
Episode #32 | Lee McDermott - From Commonwealth Gymnastics Gold to Creating Michael Jackson's Cirque Du Soleil 'One' Show
Show Notes

We welcome Olympian and double Commonwealth gold gymnast, Lee McDermott, to the UAP Podcast. After a successful career as an athlete, Lee became the head coach for Cirque Du Soleil working in Canada, Japan and Las Vegas, where he was leading the team who created the Michael Jackson ‘One’ Show.

In this episode we discuss:

  • His highlights as an athlete including competing at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games
  • His journey as an athlete, from discovering the sport to reaching elite level
  • Staying motivated and the key behind skill progression
  • Knowing when the time was right to move out of competing
  • Moving into coaching the qualities which define a great coach
  • How the feeling of doing well as an athlete compares to the feeling of seeing others do well as a coach
  • His time with the Cirque Du Soleil including creating the Michael Jackson ‘One’ show
  • Gymnastics training principles 
  • His one key piece of advice to helping everyone Unlock their Athletic Potential

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