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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.

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The Petey Performance Podcast Peter Wright

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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.

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    In-Person Coaching Day & Follower Q&A - Petey Performance Podcast #146

    In-Person Coaching Day & Follower Q&A - Petey Performance Podcast #146

    In this episode, I discuss the benefits, and offer insights into hybrid coaching, which combines online guidance with in-person sessions, illustrating its effectiveness through my recent hands-on training and return to play with various athletes, including discussions on rehabilitation and performance enhancement across different sports.



    I also provide personal insights into coaching philosophies and the nuanced approach needed for individual athlete development.



    The second part of the episode features a Q&A segment, addressing topics such as managing on-field sessions, adjusting running technique with the goal of improving efficiency, and tips for starting a sports performance-related social media page online.



    Time-Stamps:

    01.06 - Hybrid Coaching

    11:29 - Fast to Fit protocol & Game simulation

    20:15 - Q& A

    21:19 - Programming Templates

    45:20 - Mistakes I've Made on Social Media 

    • 57 min
    The Power of Personal Branding & How it Grows the Game - Petey Performance Podcast #145

    The Power of Personal Branding & How it Grows the Game - Petey Performance Podcast #145

    In this solo episode I discuss the importance of personal branding and social media utilisation for athletes, highlighting how creating a strong personal brand can open opportunities for both professional and amateur athletes worldwide.

    I discuss the mechanics of building a personal brand, the impacts on one's career and business, and the broader implications on the sports' popularity, particularly focusing on the sports of the GAA.

    Special insights are drawn from Gaelic football, hurling and ladies Gaelic football with a comparative look at athlete branding practices in Australia. I also use some examples of Irish athletes that have created strong personal brands for themselves, which have in turn benefitted both themselves and their sport at large!


    Time-Stamps:


    02:11 - Comparative Branding Insights from Australia

    03:02 - Personal Branding: Opportunities and Challenges

    05:52 - Insights from Gaelic Football and Hurling

    06:34 - Impact on Sport Popularity and Marketing

    10:16 - The Business of Personal Branding

    31:22 - Future Directions for Athletes and Branding

    • 44 min
    Building Strength Through Adversity with Brenda Bannon - Petey Performance Podcast #144

    Building Strength Through Adversity with Brenda Bannon - Petey Performance Podcast #144

    This week I’m joined on the podcast by Fermanagh Senior Footballer and online S&C coach, Brenda Bannon.



    We begin with a conversation around her current hamstring tendinopathy and what she has been doing to address it and get back to full fitness! Brenda opens up about the challenges and triumphs of her rehabilitation so far. She shares the nitty-gritty of her current tailored rehab regimen, what she’s learned through the injury and the nuances of her hamstring rig sessions provided by the GPA.



    We follow that by going into the intricate balance of maintaining her athletic performance while juggling her commitment to helping others as an online coach. We delve into the mental side of performance and leadership. With the wisdom of someone who has navigated the peaks and valleys of a long competitive career so far, she speaks to the power of maintaining a growth mindset. 



    Her transition from radiography to strength and conditioning coaching illustrates a bold leap, guided by passion and a desire to impact the lives of athletes more profoundly. This is a particularly individual journey and one that Brenda is proud to speak about candidly.



    Tackling personal challenges like social anxiety and professional pressures, Brenda offers an unflinchingly honest look at the hurdles of building a personal brand and the emotional toll of a public persona. This episode peels back the layers on how she manages these aspects and the importance of her use of therapy and sports psychology in the past. Brenda speaks about the ebbs and flows of personal development and finding gratitude amid adversity. 



    We finish off with a discussion about her burgeoning career in S&C coaching, providing a beacon of inspiration for those navigating their paths in sports, leadership, or any field driven by a quest for excellence.



    Time-Stamps



    0:00 - Hamstring Rehab and Performance Strategies

    9:57 - Growth Mindset in Sports and Leadership

    15:39 - Transitioning to S&C & Career Pressures

    27:48 - Social Anxiety and Personal Development

    38:47 - Journey of Growth and Gratitude

    45:42 - Passion for Strength and Conditioning Coaching

    1:00:26 - Personal Growth and Coaching Journey

    • 57 min
    Succeeding Across Continents with Jennifer Dunne - Petey Performance Podcast #143

    Succeeding Across Continents with Jennifer Dunne - Petey Performance Podcast #143

    How does an elite athlete in one sport, that’s just won the ultimate prize of the All-Ireland Final, transition into a completely new sport, as a beginner, in just under a week?



    How does that athlete then go on to not only develop new skills and earn a position in the starting team, but go on to win a Premiership with her new club in her first season?



    Jennifer Dunne is a trailblazer, a first of her kind and an incredibly open conversationalist, which is why this conversation is a must not miss for any athlete or fan in Ireland or Australia.



    Join us as Jennifer, the primary school teacher and All-Ireland winning Dublin-midfielder, shares her extraordinary journey of triumph in Ireland followed by an adventurous chapter and ultimately successful first season in Australia in the AFLW. 



    From the whirlwind of her All-Ireland victory celebrations to the subsequent plunge into the Australian lifestyle and the Aussie Rules fields, she paints a picture of 2023 that would make any athlete jealous. However, her heartfelt reflections on the challenges and exhilaration of the transitions are as inspiring as they are insightful.



    Navigating the world of elite sports requires more than just physical prowess; it's a mental game that champions like Jennifer find balance in with grace and resilience. In our conversation, we unpack the complexities of adapting to different team cultures, the art of compartmentalising emotions for peak performance, and the humility needed to approach each new season as a fresh start. 



    Jennifer's perspective on the Irish influence in the AFLW, coupled with the debate over capping international talent, offers a thoughtful look at the cultural and professional enticements of playing abroad versus the innate passion for representing your club and county in the amateur world of Gaelic games.



    Jennifer gives us a glimpse into the significant role off-field relationships play in on-field success with both Dublin and Brisbane Lions. Playing with your teammates is one thing, playing with your best friends is something entirely different and more powerful.



    Through her experiences, we touch on broader themes of travel, emigration, and striking a balance between life as an athlete and the necessity for breaks and self-care. As Jennifer expresses her pride in promoting Ladies Gaelic Football and her hopes to inspire the next generation, listeners will find themselves moved by a story that transcends sports, embodying the universal values of adaptation, connection, and resilience.



    Time-Stamps

    0:00 - Moving Overseas

    7:32 - Transitioning Between Gaelic Football and Aussie Rules

    17:38 - Irish Players in AFLW

    23:20 - Parallels between Brisbane Lions & Dublin GAA

    30:01 - Building Team Bonds for Success

    41:40 - Time Off and Traveling Abroad

    44:25 - Irish Athlete's Experience in Australia

    51:24 - Promoting Ladies Gaelic Football

    56:56 - Achievements, Lessons, and Role Models

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Returning to Ireland, Plans for Q2 & Role of the Coach in Rehab - Petey Performance Podcast #142

    Returning to Ireland, Plans for Q2 & Role of the Coach in Rehab - Petey Performance Podcast #142

    Caught off guard by a health scare on my journey back to the Ireland, I share some insight into what lessons I have learned from navigating that particular challenge. I also share some of my plans for the coming months at home and talk about what excites me about being back on Erin’s isle.

    However, the focus of this episode is not on myself, it’s on the challenges of athlete rehabilitation in the online space, where the blend of quality and consistency sets the tone for how quickly they can recover and return to competition.

    There are many nuances to effective coaching and one of the most important is how we communicate. It’s power is underestimated and the skill of communication is often under-trained and not focused on by coaches and practitioners alike.

    Every word, every gesture carries weight, and finding the right balance is both an art and a science.

    I also explore the coach-athlete relationship, delving into the psychological factors and resilience needed in the face of injury and the skills of listening, empathy and trust that help the athlete to succeed in their struggles against adversity.



    Time Stamps

    0:00 - Health Scare Traveling Home

    7:00 - Quality and Consistency in Rehabilitation

    16:52 - Athlete Training and Coaching Dynamics

    31:06 - Optimism, Resilience, and Athlete Recovery

    36:37 - Effective Communication Strategies in Coaching

    40:08 - Mentorship

    47:24 - Athlete Recovery and Coaching Opportunities

    • 48 min
    Creating and Cultivating Culture: Insights from GWS Giants & New Zealand 7s - Petey Performance Podcast #141

    Creating and Cultivating Culture: Insights from GWS Giants & New Zealand 7s - Petey Performance Podcast #141

    This week I share my extraordinary experiences with two of the world’s most successful rugby 7s teams, the All Blacks Sevens and the Black Ferns Sevens, and the profound professional and personal insights gained from my couple of days spent shadowing with them in Mount Maunganui.



    My adventures this month didn't stop there; the lessons learned from the GWS Giants and the dynamics in AFL teams like Collingwood Magpies and NRL’s finest, Wests Tigers have profoundly influenced my approach to teamwork and leadership. 

    With valuable contributions from Peter Hughes in NZ and other experts in Oz, we delve into the critical balance of collaboration and privacy in the workplace, helping athletes to fulfil their potential while maintaining a focus on connecting with them on a personal level as well.



    Within this episode, I unravel the art of fostering a family-first culture that aligns with the team’s and community’s values. I share my experiences from two very different professional setups and hopefully impart some wisdom that I have been so lucky to garner on my travels around Australasia. 



    Hopefully you’ll learn the importance of fostering athlete autonomy and the necessity for coaches to build trust with their athletes first before imparting their wisdom and seeking to help.



    Join me for these stories and strategies that might just change the game for you too.

    Time-Stamps

    00:00 - Professional Development and Cultural Insights

    13:45 - Key Lessons From GWS Giants

    18:44 - Effective Communication and Leadership in Sports

    30:40 - Developing Positive Habits in Athletes

    38:08 - Leadership, Culture, and Skill Development

    45:15 - Life Updates

    • 47 min

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