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Just Kickin' It Pod
79 minutes | Nov 1, 2020
Game Model Design
Today's conversation is with Ian Barker, Director of Coach Education for the United Soccer Coaches Association, and Vince Ganzberg Education Content Coordinator for the United Soccer Coaches Association. We discuss everything Game Model/Playing Styles. What is a Game Model/Player Style? The relevance at the grassroots level Is a Game Model important or is it just for a certain level of the game? Constructing or deconstructing a Game Model and various other aspects of this concept.
56 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
Are we losing the Art in Science
I spoke with Alan Hazlett, Strength & Conditioning, and a member of the Team GB Intensive Rehabilitation Unit. Alan wrote a provoking article about the application of subjective and objective knowledge, specifically in the world of human performance. As practitioners, evidence and experience must guide our decisions, not the blind application of empirical research. We discuss his article and many other aspects of human performance. You can locate the article here: https://sportperfsci.com/sports-science-medicine-are-we-losing-the-art-in-the-science/
54 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
Physical Preparation following a pandemic
I had a conversation with Dr. Mike Young the founder and owner of the premier sport science research & training facility Athletic Lab, located in North Carolina. Dr. Young is a world-renowned physical preparation coach working with various sports. He currently works with the North Carolina Courage, in the women's professional soccer league. In this episode, Dr. Young and I spoke about principles revolving around returning to soccer after a pandemic. Dr. Young was getting ready to leave for the women's Challenge Cup which was the first live sporting event returning to full play in the United States. Topics of discussion in this episode circle around: Things coaches and players should consider that need maintained during a moratorium. Handling the communication with athletes, virtually. Periodized workouts when returning. Lower extremity considerations that may be sensitive to injury if not addressed when returning. Also, Dr. Young speaks about how the Courage weekly microcycle that sparks so thought.
52 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
Dr. John Cone
In today's conversation with Dr. John Cone, we discuss the science behind the methods. Topics such as: Signal vs Noise Objective and Subjective criteria Return to Play considerations using science to guide decision making. Physical Preparation Isolation and Game Experience the differences, and prescribing when you have to use them.
70 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
#153 - "In-Possession Coaching and being a Specialist Coach" with Aaron Danks (England U20's)
Aaron Danks is the Head of Specialist Coaching for the English FA. Previously, Aaron was the Lead Specialist coach for "In-Possession" characteristics of the England Youth National Team's. He now overseas the Lead Specialist Coaches for in-possession, out-of-possession, transition, and set pieces.
109 minutes | Feb 13, 2020
#152 - Drowning in Data, Starving for Wisdom w/ Franco Impellizzeri
Franco Impellizzerri is an Italian Sports Science researcher that works at UTS in Australia. Franco has challenged the work done by Tim Gabbett and the so-called "Acute:Chronic Workload Ratio". He is also THE researcher that validated the use of RPE (Ratings of Perceived Exertion) for use in soccer players. We discuss the current trend of sports coaches and teams adopting data metrics for the sake of keeping up with the jones's in lieu of critical thinking. Does the Emperor have no clothes?
68 minutes | Jan 24, 2020
#151 - Nate Lie "Pragmatic Football: How he took Xavier University from a losing record to Champions"
Nate Lie has been the head Women's Soccer Coach at Xavier University since 2017. He inherited a team that had failed to make a post-season appearance for the previous 3 seasons. In just 3 short years, Nate turned them into Champions of the uber-competitive BIG EAST Conference and led them to the NCAA Tournament for the 1st time ever. He tells us the story.
70 minutes | Dec 30, 2019
#150 - Alex Hutchinson "Endure: Why some athletes quit and others keep going"
Alex Hutchinson is the author of Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. In this episode, we discuss Alex's book and the Philosophy, Science, and Art of endurance. What makes someone gas out in a UFC Fight? Why do teams look tired when trailing 2-0? Is it simply physiology, like VO2 Max? Is it psychology - mind over matter? We discuss these ideas in the context of soccer and possible implications for training design and match performance.
66 minutes | Aug 8, 2019
S04 E10 - Robbie Church, Head Coach, Duke University Women's Soccer
Robbie Church has been the head coach at Duke University for the Women's Soccer team since 2001. He has led Duke to 3 NCAA College Cup Appearances and was named ACC Coach of the Year in 2017. All together, he has over 32 years of coaching experience.
54 minutes | Jun 12, 2019
S04 E09 - Matt Price "In-Season Strength Training"
Matt Price is the Head Strength and Conditioning coach for the LA Kings of the NHL.
74 minutes | Jun 4, 2019
S04 E08 - Dr. Steven Lockley "Sleep: The most overlooked area of performance enhancement"
Dr. Steven Lockley, PhD is a professor at Harvard Medical School working in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders. He has worked with NASA, Formula 1, and various branches of the armed forces. His research interest include applied aspects of circadian biology to performance.
57 minutes | May 28, 2019
S04 E07 - Dr. Andy Galpin - "High Level Problem Solving"
Dr. Andy Galpin is a Professor at Cal State Fullerton working at the Center for Sports Performance Lab/ Andy has worked with athletes and teams in a variety of sports and has a PhD in bioenergetics He has world class knowledge in muscle physiology, nutrition, and all aspects of the human body and sport performance.
42 minutes | May 15, 2019
S04 E06 - Damian Roden - "The Roots of Performance"
Damian Roden is the High Performance Manager for the Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer (MLS). Damian will be hosting and presenting the 2019 Seattle Sounders Sports Science Weekend June 20th - June 22nd, 2019 at The NINETY in Seattle, Washington. The event brings together some of the best minds in every area of sports science including sleep, nutrition, monitoring, strength training, conditioning, injury prevention, psychology, physiology, tactics, and more. If you are interested in registering and attending this years iteration of the conference, you can sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-seattle-sounders-fc-sports-science-seminar-roots-of-performance-registration-54182146258
61 minutes | May 9, 2019
S04 E05 - Ben Bartlett - "How to Build a Session from Scratch"
Ben works for the English FA as a Coach Development Manager. He has served in a variety of coaching roles and positions throughout his career and is considered one of the top coach educators in football. You can follow him on Twitter @benbarts
91 minutes | Apr 30, 2019
S04 E04 - John Kiely - "Buy-in, Belief, and the Building Blocks of Great Coaching"
John Kiely is a Senior Lecturer in Elite Performance at the University of Central Lancashire. He has served in various roles throughout his life in sport including Strength & Conditioning coach to Olympic medalists & World champions as well as High Performance stats working in Rugby & Soccer World Cups. He most recently served in a performance role for Egypt in the 2018 World Cup. You can follow him on Twitter @simplysportssci
68 minutes | Feb 12, 2019
S04 E03 - Mark O' Sullivan "Decision Making, Dualism, and Descartes
Mark O' Sullivan works in Coach Education and Player Development at AIK in Stockholm, Sweden. He is currently getting his PhD working at the crossroads of theory and practice vis a vis skill acquisition, constraints led approach, non-linear pedagogy, and culture. You can find Mark's very popular blog at -https://footblogball.wordpress.com/ You can also follow Mark on Twitter @markstkhlm
73 minutes | Jan 30, 2019
S04 E02 - Ben Franks "What is Non-Linear Pedagogy & the Constraints Led Approach?"
Ben Franks is a Lecturer and Sport Scientist at UCFB in London, United Kingdom. He is also the 1st team Head Coach at Sheppey United in the SCEFL Premier Division, a lower league semi-professional level in England. For links to the shownotes, visit justkickinitpod.com and click on Shownotes.
71 minutes | Jan 17, 2019
S04 E01 - Adin Osmanbasic "Playing Principles: What they are and how to coach them"
Today we are joined by repeat guest Adin Osmanbasic. Currently a Msc Student at Ohio University studying Soccer Coaching and a youth coach working at Georgia United, Adin talks with us about playing principles, player freedom and restriction.
73 minutes | Jan 4, 2019
S03 E10 - Dr. Jim Denison "Pt. 3 of Coaching with Foucault"
Today, we finish our 3 part series on Michel Foucault and Sociology as applied to sport coaching. Joining us is Professor of Kinesiology and Sociology at the University of Alberta, Dr. Jim Denison.
79 minutes | Dec 18, 2018
S03 09 - Dr. Joseph Mills "Pt. 2 of Coaching with Foucault"
Today we go deeper into the work of Michel Foucault and his work "Discipline and Punish." We are aided by the expertise of Professor of Sociology Dr. Joseph Mills, a contemporary of Dr. Brian Gearity (Season 03 Episode 08).
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