Just Fly Performance Podcast
About This Show
The Just Fly Performance Podcast is dedicated to all aspects of athletic performance training, with an emphasis on speed and power development. Featured on the show are coaches and experts in the spectrum of sport performance, ranging from strength and conditioning, to track and field, to sport psychology. Hosted by Joel Smith, the Just Fly Performance Podcast brings you some of the best information on modern athletic performance available.
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45: Dan Pfaff | Sponsored by SimpliFaster
3 days ago
This week’s guest is Dan Pfaff, head jumps and multi-events coach at ALTIS, and seasoned veteran of the track and field profession. Dan is, in the opinion of many, the greatest educator of our time in the world of track and field, his philosophy and lectures reaching thousands of aspiring and professional coaches.
Dan’s resume includes 49 Olympians with nine medalists, 51 World Championship competitors (also nine medalists), and five world-record holders. He has directed athletes to 57 national records across a multitude of events. He served on five Olympic Games coaching staffs in five different countries and nine World Championships staffs for six different countries. He has lectured in 27 countries and is published in over 20 countries.
It has been a long time goal of mine to have coach Pfaff on the podcast, as well as a chance to have a discussion based on his lectures and work that have shaped a large amount of my own coaching and training philosophy.
For this episode in particular, we go primarily into the role of the weightroom in speed development, special strength, and the addressing of strengths and weaknesses. We also get into a variety of topics after this, including cueing, team sport transference to track and field, planning and organization, and static stretching.
Dan has made the world of track and field a better place throughout his legendary career, and it’s my honor to have him as a guest for the podcast.
Today’s episode is brought to you by SimpliFaster, supplier of high-end athletic development tools, such as the Freelap timing system, kBox, Sprint 1080, and more.