Podcast by Catapult Sports
Podcast by Catapult Sports
(S01E12) Performance Scientist Joe Shaw of the Royal Opera House
This episode sees us caught up with Joe Shaw.
Joe is a Performance Scientist at the Royal Opera House and currently undertaking a PhD in ‘Quantifying Workload in Elite Ballet Dancers’ at St Mary’s University, in Twickenham, London.
Prior to his work at the Royal Opera House and PhD, Joe spent time at the English Institute of Sport, Loughborough University’s Men’s football team and Nottingham Forest Football Club.
In this episode, Joe discusses with Catapult’s Will Ambler about the Royal Opera House’s performance infrastructure, culture of sports science in ballet and dance and the key performance metrics he analyses in his role as a performance scientist.
(S01E11) Ian Carry, Head Soccer Coach at the University of Kentucky
On the 11th episode of the Catapult High Performance podcast, we spoke to Ian Carry. Ian is a former professional soccer player who has since spent more than 15 years in both professional and college coaching. He is currently the head coach of the University of Kentucky Women’s Soccer program.
Ian started his coaching, post an impressive professional playing career. His first coaching role was with the Scottish National team, and then he moved on, to spend over 4 years with Celtic Football Club and has more recently spent time with the Irish National team, Central Michigan University.
In this episode, Catapult’s Will Ambler quizzes Ian about his implementation of Catapult's video analysis solution, Catapult Vision. They continue by discussing how Ian has achieved greater player engagement in performance analysis sessions and why the technology has enabled Ian and the staff at the University to professionalise many aspects of their sporting infrastructure.
(S01E10) Nik Popovic, High Performance Manager at Melbourne United
Nik ‘Coach Pop’ Popovic boasts an extensive resume within high-level basketball around the world. Having worked in various highly respected roles for the likes of the Australian national basketball team (the Boomers), the Sydney Kings, and now Melbourne United, Nik talks about his time in basketball, shifting between leagues in Australia and China and the tactical, physical, and managerial differences between leagues and the roles within them.
(S01E09) Footballer, Dean Heffernan of The Socceroos, Huddersfield Town and more
In episode nine, Dean Heffernan talks to Kieran Howle about his time playing football for the Wollongong Wolves, Sydney United, and UK League One team, Huddersfield Town. Now a coach at the Western Sydney Wanderers in the W-League, Dean reflects on the vast changes in player monitoring, technology, data collection, and player management over the past decade.
(S01E08) Nathan Spencer, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at The Orlando Magic
Episode eight of the podcast sees Catapult sports scientist, Kieran Howle, interview the Orlando Magic’s Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Nathan Spencer. Previously of the St. George Illawarra Dragons, Nathan delves into the intricacies of player management during pre-season periods, recovery priorities, and player load management.
(S01E07) Audiobook: 5 Steps To Success In Video Analysis
This week we've got the second of three audiobooks we're sharing via this feed during season one of the podcast. From engaging your athletes with video, to building relationships with coaches and being prepared for every eventuality - "5 Steps to Success in Video Analysis" is a short guide to the key points for consideration when introducing video technology to your team. Whether you're working in a professional environment or introducing video analysis at grass roots level, this audiobook should help to shape some of your thinking as you look to support your team's objectives.