A conversation about awareness. Awareness of your self, of others, and the emotions and experiences that shape the human performance experience. How can you coach another person, when you don’t even know who they are? What drives them? What experiences have shaped them? Life gets infinitely more complicated and then simple when you try to answer those questions for yourself. Seek first to understand and then to be understood. Check out Brett Bartholomew at bartholomewstrength.com
Today we spoke with Tony Strudwick, the Director of Performance at Manchester United. We talk about his role, sports science, and the dilemma between football-only and physiology based models of performance.
Steve Sallis is the former Head of Education and Player Welfare at Millwall Football Club in London, England. Steve previously worked as the Head of Teaching and Learning and assistant Headteacher at Crown Woods College and has over a decade’s worth of experience in teaching and pedagogical studies. Today, we discuss what teachers can teach coaches about teaching.
Todd Beane is the son-in law of the legendary Johan Cruijff and founder of TOVO Academy in Barcelona, Spain. Today we talk about how children learn, why coaches refuse to change, and how to make yourself a better coach.
We also talk about Todd’s presentation he gave for the Inspire Coach Education NextGenCoaches event that occured on July 29th, 2017. For access, click here -> inspirecoached.com/
Michael Beale was most recently the Assistant Coach at Sao Paulo FC of the Brasileiro Serie A. Today we talk about his experience at Sao Paulo, the difference between South American players and European players, why he left Sao Paulo, and how to develop your team while still developing each individual.
Today we were joined by former guest Ian Barker, the Director of Coach Education for the NSCAA. In our chat, we talk about the good and bad of coach education. How should delegates participate effectively? What sort of information should they be looking to take home with them? How can they maximize each educational opportunity?
Ian will also be presenting at the Next Gen Coaches Virtual Conference, hosted by Inspire Coach Education on July 19th, 2017. Head to this link to sign up to get access to Ian’s presentation and 23 other presentations from great coaches and coach educators. – Next Gen Coaches Conference Sign Up Page
Frederico Morais is a former student of Vitor Frade, the creator of Tactical Periodization. We conducted this interview for Inspire Coach Education (inspirecoached.com) in preparation for the Next Gen Coaches conference taking place on July 29th, 2017. Frederico will be expanding upon many of the things we discuss in this podcast regarding Tactical Periodization, what it is, how to use it, how to misuse it, and common myths regarding it’s implementations.
Dr. Fergus Connolly is heading into his 2nd season as the Director of Performance for Michigan Football. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, Connolly spent two seasons as the Director of Elite Performance for the San Franciso 49ers of the NFL. Coach Jim Harbaugh was so impressed with Connolly that he brought him with him to Ann Arbor. Connolly is the only person to ever work at the highest levels of American Football (NFL, NCAA), Football (EPL), Australian Rules Football (AFL), and Professional Rugby (Welsh Rugby Union). He has a Ph.D. in computer integration-based optimization.
Anson Dorrance is the winningest coach in NCAA soccer history. Heading into his 39th year at the helm of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Anson looks to build on his legacy of 22 National Championships. Anson was the Head Coach for the US Women’s National Team that won the 1991 World Cup. Since 1981, Anson has produced 33 players that have played in the Olympic Games and 6 of the 23 players on the 2015 US Women’s World Cup winning team came from the University of North Carolina.
Clint Peay is the Head Coach of the U.S. U14 Boy’s National Team and Technical Advisor for U.S. Soccer covering the Atlantic region. Clint previously served as the Head Coach of the University of Richmond men’s soccer team before the program was cut in 2012 and as an Assistant Coach for the U.S. U17 Men’s National Team. Clint won 4 National Championships at the University of Virginia under Bruce Arena and 3 MLS Cups with DC United.