About Nicoli Coaching
To provide Personalized Training solutions so athletes can achieve Optimal Performance
I am passionate about sports and physical activity. I grew up as a soccer player in Italy, playing for my hometown’s professional team. After moving to San Diego with my family I started training and competing in Multisport events and have completed numerous Triathlons, from Sprint to Ironman.
I believe One on One coaching provides the best pathway to Optimal Performance on race day.
Every athlete is different in their physiology, strengths, weaknesses and response to training.
In my opinion, a tailored and personalized approach is the only way to achieve optimal results.
"What gets measured gets improved!”
My coaching and training approach is predicated on the belief that quantitatively driven training provides the most likely path to success. This process is based on creating an unbiased and objective assessment of an athlete, their strengths and weaknesses measured against goals and objectives. Only once this is done can a training plan truly be designed that will be both tailored to the athlete and focused on their goals.
As the athlete develops and changes, the training plan will adapt to match the new needs. This will ensure continued progress and improvement, rather than stagnation, or worse injury.
One thing I found in both coaching and my own training is that quantifying performance improvements (and/or declines) can be a great motivator for an athlete and his/her coach. It can provide validation that all the hard work is worth it, thus building confidence and determination to push through the inevitable tough times. It will force an athlete to face shortcomings in their approach or commitment to training. It can alert the coach about inefficiencies or deficiencies in his or her training prescriptions, thus allowing for timely corrections and injury avoidance.
Nothing can replace the knowledge, experience and insight of a good coach, but a good coach can achieve extraordinary success if he or she not only has access to good data but can apply it to the individual athlete.
This will result in more efficient and effective training, avoiding the trial and error shotgun approach that can lead to plateaus, or worse, to injury.
USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified Coach
USA Cycling Level 2 Certified Coach
U.S. Masters Swim Level 2 Certified Coach
USA Track & Field Level 1 Certified Coach
Power Based Training Certified through USA Cycling
TrainingPeaks Level 2 Certified Coach
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Levels of Coaching
Review the 6 levels of service I offer to meet your coaching needs.