A passionate strength & conditioning coach, rugby coach and businessman sits down for conversations with elite athletes and coaches on all things performance-related.
From sport science, athletic development to mental health, this podcast attempts to give the listener all of the tools to take their performance to the next level.
Speed Archetypes for GAA & Heuristics for Speed Development - Petey Performance Podcast #132
With my impending move to Australia on the horizon, today’s solo episode covers my plans for the immediate future as transition the bulk of my business online.
I'll share the ups, downs, and all the in-betweens of this huge life shift, including potential opportunities this move might bring and the importance of prioritising mental health amidst change.
You'll also hear about my exciting plans to launch a virtual course/ mentorship program this coming January.
I cover athletic development and coaching eye in detail and outline how you can create a comprehensive and time-efficient process for improving speed and change of direction.
I'll share my experiences, insights, and some practical tips on topics like understanding biomechanics, effective communication with athletes, goal setting, and the gap that often exists in the middle to late stages of rehab and return to performance.
We'll also discuss the different archetypes of athletes and how to tailor their training to individualise their process and thus improve their performance.
I also go through the infrasternal angles and how knowing what to look for in relation to athlete characteristics has influenced my thought-process for development of speed and change of direction abilities.
We'll talk about how wide ISAs have a natural advantage in change of direction tasks due to their wider stance and ability to generate high forces, but we'll also discuss the potential strain and risks that come along as a result of their poorer reactivity.
I'll also reveal some common injuries seen in these athletes and discuss the impact of incorporating reactive and plyometric work into their training.
If you're currently perplexed by athlete archetypes and don’t know where to start when it comes to coaching eye for speed development, you definitely don't want to miss this.
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0:07 - Moving to Australia and Future Ventures
12:45 - Designing a Comprehensive Athlete Training Program
20:19 - Wide ISAs and Running Mechanics Effects
24:41 - Gaelic Games Sprinting Techniques Analysis
35:37 - Identifying Overrotators and Underrotators
39:24 - Frontside and Backside Mechanics in Athletic
46:16 - Connections and Coaching in Australia
The Triumphs, Trials, and Techniques of Goalkeeping with Rory Beggan - Petey Performance Podcast #131
Get ready to lace up your football boots and step onto the pitch as Rory and I take you through his recent Monaghan Senior County Championship win.
We invite you into the team huddle as we speak about Scotstown's championship journey, revealing how he handled the post-game press, safeguarded team strategies, and navigated the recovery period.
As he reveals the highs and lows of their victory, you'll gain insight into the intense competitiveness of Monaghan Senior club football, the importance of a deep and diverse panel, and Scotstown's secrets to in-team harmony.
But the football talk doesn't stop at the club championships. We discuss how they've been preparing for the upcoming Ulster club championship, revealing the unique strategies for maintaining focus and keeping intensity high.
We also delve into the evolving goalkeeping role, with Rory sharing his thoughts on shot stopping, kicking, and high balling techniques that feature prominently in modern games.
As we wrap up, Rory and I take a break from the game to share some of the life lessons he's gleaned from his career on the pitch so far.
He underscores the importance of life beyond football, and discusses how to strike the balance between being a competitive athlete and maintaining his mental health.
This conversation is a testament to the complexities of football and life, revealing how to navigate the challenges and celebrate the victories in both.
So, strap on your shin guards, press play, and join us for an engaging, in-depth conversation on the beautiful game.
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0:02 - Post-Championship Victory and Recovery Discussion
5:38 - Challenges and Depth in Club Championships
14:31 - Achievements, Leadership, and Future Goals
22:17 - Challenges and Expectations in Ulster Championship
26:57 - Friendship and Leadership in Gaelic Football
33:36 - The Evolution of Goalkeeper Role
44:57 - Shot Stopping and Kick Outs in Gaelic Football
52:50 - Penalty Shootouts and the Desire to Win
1:01:58 - Achievements, Athletes, and Life Lessons
1:10:05 - Scotstown's Club Championship Victory
S&C, Rehab, & Online Business (on The DGR Podcast) with David Grey - Petey Performance Podcast #130
This episode is from a guest appearance on The DGR Podcast with David Grey.
We speak about my approach to coaching and my focus on late-stage rehab, running mechanics, and return to performance.
I share my personal experiences as both an athlete and a coach and I go into detail on how coaches' words and actions can greatly influence our athletes and clients.
We speak a lot about business, exploring the hybrid model of in-person and online coaching.
We delve into why movement matters in training and why some may be oblivious to the value of external feedback through the use of video, despite it's importance.
On the same note, we talk about how to systemise late-stage rehab for maximal efficiency.
I share my insights on how to assess and improve an athlete's technique, emphasising the importance of coach-athlete relationships and how they can be used to enhance performance.
Finally, we turn the spotlight on some recent tough decisions that I've made including why I turned down an head inter-county job.
We discuss how saying “no” can open doors for personal and professional growth and how building a solid brand can influence your career trajectory.
Whether you're a coach, an athlete, or just intrigued by the business of sports performance, this episode promises to be an enlightening journey.
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0:02 - Sports Performance Coaching and Business Insights
8:15 - The Impact of Mindset on Performance
19:43 - Impact of Online Coaching and Movement
34:30 - Improve Coaching and Systemize Rehab Programs
42:39 - Coaching and Influencing in Athletic Training
47:57 - Job Decision
59:21 - Collaboration and Equipment in Performance Training
1:04:04 - Sports Injury, Future Plans in Australia
Retirement Reflections & A Life in Gaelic Games with Siobhán McGrath - Petey Performance Podcast #129
Join us for a candid and insightful discussion with a player who I've coached for the last couple of years and a good friend/teammate, Siobhán McGrath, as we walk down memory lane, reminiscing about our past seasons and her recent retirement from senior club football.
Siobhan opens up about the mounting mental pressures her team faced after unexpected triumphs, and how they've navigated the highs and lows of the game.
As we delve deeper into our conversation, Siobhan shares riveting anecdotes from her time with the Dublin senior ladies, painting a vivid picture of the adrenaline, nerves, and pressure that colour every game.
We pivot towards the subject of mental awareness in sports, shining a spotlight on player roles and the essentiality of a warrior mentality.
We also dive into how communication influences a team's performance and how Siobhan developed her football skills over time.
Finally, we engage in an enlightening discussion about Siobhan’s decision to retire, the expectations of the Dublin panel, and her dreams of winning a senior title with Thomas Davis.
We explore the importance of goal setting, the spirit of community in Thomas Davis, and the challenges of striking a balance between work and play.
Rounding up, we emphasise the significance of embracing enjoyment in life, learning from feedback, and cherishing the people and moments around us.
Don't miss out on this comprehensive exploration of Gaelic Football, retirement reflections, and the pursuit of balance and joy in life.
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0:07 - Club Season and Retirement Reflections
12:28 - Pressure and Performance in Sports
17:52 - Mental Awareness in Sports
23:27 - Communication in Football Development
28:07 - Player Management in Gaelic Football Evolution
41:01 - Retirement and Reflecting on Achievements
48:41 - Goal Setting and Community Spirit
1:02:33 - Finding Balance and Enjoyment in Life
Maximising Athletic Potential in the GAA Off-Season - Petey Performance Podcast #128
Want to maximise your athletic potential in the off-season?
What if you could turn your downtime into an opportunity for remarkable improvement?
This episode is the one-stop source for all athletes seeking to enhance their performance during the off-season.
We start by discussing the importance of taking a well-deserved break, conducting an in-depth review of the past year, and setting goals for the future.
We highlight the crucial role of coaches in providing feedback and your role in introspection to identify possible roadblocks in your athletic journey.
Looking for actionable insights on how training impacts your performance?
We’ve got you covered. We tackle the concept of negative transfer of training and its effects on athletes.
Discover how repetitive movement patterns train our bodies to excel, contributing to your sudden leaps in performance.
We stress the necessity of deliberate practice with a focus on your weak points, not just your strengths.
And yes, we talk about why pitch work in the off-season is a game-changer!
But that's not all. We delve into strategies for athletic improvement, with an emphasis on the vital role of nutrition.
Hear us discuss why carbohydrates are crucial for intensity and performance, and why professional advice from nutritionists is a must. Plus, we touch on other elements of a healthy lifestyle, like adequate sleep and recovery.
Wrapping up, we explore the GAA Gamespeed Blueprint, a tailored 16-week program to hone speed and agility.
So, are you committed to becoming a better athlete in the off-season? Jump in and let’s start this journey together.
0:02 - Mistakes in Offseason Training
10:07 - Training's Impact on Athletic Performance
17:10 - Improving Athletic Skills in the Off-Season
24:28 - Training Strategies for Athletic Improvement
38:18 - Importance of Carbohydrates in Athletic Training
43:42 - GAA Gamespeed Blueprint and Future Plans
Why I Turned Down a Head S&C Role in Inter-County GAA - Petey Performance Podcast #127
It's all about choices and timing.
Here's a tale that takes you through the obstacle-laden road of decision-making that came my way when I was offered a Head S&C role in an Inter-county setup.
The role was a perfect fit, yet the timing couldn't have been more off.
Find out how I managed to steer clear of burnout and stress by choosing to not take up this opportunity.
A six-day coaching routine had already been taking its toll on me, and the prospect of taking up the Inter-county role felt like it would mean sacrificing precious moments with family and friends, and my love for sport.
I hope my story inspires you to make decisions that work best for you and not just align with what's expected.
As I explore alternatives, like applying for a working holiday visa in Australia, I encourage you to listen in and remember - it's your life, your decisions.
Tune in now for an insightful solo episode on the Petey Performance Podcast.
0:07 - Turning Down an Intercounty Role
16:35 - Choosing Myself Over Others