All I’ve Learned About Life, I’ve Learned From Coaching
I’m Jerry Palmieri. You might know me as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the New York Giants on the staff that won two Super Bowl Championships (2007 and 2011).
I have had the privilege to be around some special coaches and athletes during 34 years as a strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate and professional levels.
Whether I was sitting in a team meeting listening to NFL Football Coach Tom Coughlin, coaching on the floor of the weight room, or standing on the sidelines for more than 500 NCAA and NFL games, valuable lessons were learned. Lessons that can be applied to life. These lessons are surrounded by stories and applications that will challenge and motivate men and women.
Here are just a few of the lessons that I share:
There is no substitute for hard work.
People do what you inspect, not what you expect.
14 – 0 is the kiss of death.
The first time you quit will be the hardest
I’d love to meet you, and hear more about how I can help you or your team take one step in the direction of your goals.
“Jerry Palmieri is one of the most passionate and inspirational speakers I know. His presentations for the Parisi Speed School and fellow NFL coaches were both moving and educational. I highly recommend his presentation for any organization that needs a boost in performance and motivation.”
Bill Parisi, Founder/CFO of Parisi Speed School Franchise Systems, Inc.
My Presentation Topics Include:
Strength & Conditioning
- Teaching the Olympic Lifts and Other Full Body Exercises
- Developing Lateral Speed and Agility
- Developing Linear Speed
- Strength, Power Development, and Programming for the Athlete
Coaching & Leadership
- Coaching Athletes in 3 Dimensions: Body, Mind, and Heart
- Life Lessons Learned from Coaching
- What It Takes to Be Great
Faith & Christianity
- My Personal Testimony
- Strong Men
- Marriage Retreat for Coaches
- Man Up: Elijah vs the Prophets
- Until Uzziah Became Strong
- David: A Man After God’s Own Heart
“Jerry’s presentation is empowering, inspirational and motivational. Each success principle can be applied by any person to help them to maximize their God-given potential and achieve their goals.”
– Pastor Frank Bolella, Senior Pastor of Living Word Community Church
Learn More About Me
I’m a New Jersey Native, married to my high school sweetheart, Ellen, and we have two children and one grandson.
My 34 years of strength and conditioning coaching experience were spent at the University of North Carolina (UNC-CH), Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Boston College, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, and New York Giants before retiring in 2017.
I have been twice recognized with NFL Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year honors, and in 2018 received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
I addition to spending my time connecting with rising coaches, athletes and leaders, I volunteer for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes advancing that ministry in North Jersey.
“I listened to Coach Palmieri accept the lifetime achievement award at the NFL Combine. His three-pronged message moved the entire audience and re-affirmed the power of a coach! – A Must Listen!”
– Dr. Rob Bell, Sport Psychology Coach, Speaker, and Author
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