A Podcast about Coaching, from specialist turn-ons to general piss-offs… & everything in between.
EvelChat #27 “How Did We Go From 'Three Weeks a Year' To You're Never Home…?”: A Chat with Donna Kaye-Harris.
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In this, the first in a two part series of EvelChat, Derek talks to Donna Kaye-Harris, lifelong coach, sport builder & researcher, on interviews she did with 10 Olympic coaches & their partners prior to the 2016 Rio Games. In part 1 we discuss the feedback from the data on the partners of coaches, in part 2 we discuss the data from the coaches themselves.
EvelChat #26 “We Never Stand in the Same River Twice…”: A Chat with Shawn Myszka.
In this episode of EvelChat Derek and Movement Expert and Skill Acquisition Coach Shawn Myszka discuss learning, teaching and technical development within the context of one of sport’s most complex movement challenges, the Hammer Throw.
Shawn has served primarily as a Personal Performance Advisor and Movement Skill Acquisition Coach for National Football League (NFL) players since 2008, working with approximately 12 players each year and has partnered with 5 NFL All-Pro selections and 12 NFL Pro Bowl Team members.
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You can find Shawn on Twitter at @movementmiyagi
Coaching in northern environments and innovation
Skill development in varying conditions
Facilitating skill development as opposed to imparting a technical model (Ecological Dynamics)
Unique technical and physical elements of the hammer throw
Nikolai Bernstein’s ideas on problem solving
The functional adaptive relationship between the athlete and performance
Movement as a problem-solving process
Drills vs. whole movement learning
A coach’s place in the learning process
Global movements and coaching beginners
Creating dexterity and “Bulletproofness” in technical development
The line between fostering individual problem-solving solutions and facilitating ineffective technique
Barry Sanders and chasing technical models
“Adaptability Zone” and the confluence of constraints
Considering Emergence in movement learning
Global vs. Part learning with beginners
Ego and coaching technical models
Authenticity and problem solving “on the fly”
Creating / exposing athletes to different environments
The line between ‘thinking’ and moving instinctively.
One-on-one coaching and over-coaching
EvelChat #25 “The Solution Has To Come From Them…”: A Chat with Stu McMillan.
In this 2nd of back-to-back episodes of EvelChat with our buddy Stu McMillan, Derek and Stu discuss learning and skill acquisition.
Stu’s a “People Person”
Skill stability and the edges of the technical bandwidth
Performance vs. learning sessions
Variability and the range of accepted movement within a technical model
The “problem in the hammer throw”
Technique vs. Skill
Development coaching vs. Elite coaching
The content vs. the context of a movement
Removing context to help an athlete learn more
Challenging athletes to move more effectively
Prescription vs. facilitation
Changing an athlete’s technical model
Guiding the athlete to solve their own technical solutions.
EvelChat #24 “We’re Going To Start Off Like This Are We?”: A Chat with Stu McMillan.
Derek and Stu go at it again...
Derek’s new goggles
Stu’s modelling career
The (at times) ugly necessity of a social media presence in online education
The infamous Shackleton podcast
What’s new at Altis
The Altis Foundation for HBCU
Stu’s thoughts of the latest EvelChats
Dale Stevo’s training methodology
Harvey and looking for commonalities when comparing methods
Stu’s thoughts on the Nike Super Spikes question from twitter
Is there evidence for “Surfing the Curve”
Max Speed / Max Strength and individual needs and approaches
Transference vs Relatedness in exercise and intensity selection
Bondarchuk and Transfer
EvelChat #23 “It’s More About Early Engagement In Great Coaching Than Specialization”: A Chat with James Baker & Tom Crick of Aspire Academy
In this podcast Derek gets schooled. It’s a deep dive into the science and practice of Long-Term Athlete Development and Preparation. In particular, we discuss the science and practice around Peak Height Velocity (PHV) and overall implementation of the LTAD principles and progressions.
James Baker is a sport performance specialist and one of the world’s top experts in Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) and Preparation. He is the Head of National Talent Identification, Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach and Performance Support Lead for Aspire Academy in Dona, Qatar. He is also the co-founder (with Mike Young) of the LTAD Network (www.ltadnetwork.com), one of the world’s top resources in physical preparation and sport training development for youth.
Tom Crick is the Head of Athletics at Aspire Academy and former Director of Coaching and Athlete Development for Athletics Northern Ireland. Before that he was the Professional Development Manager and Qualifications Manager for British Athletics.
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· James’ Background
· What is LTAD?
· Pathways athletes take in development
· Importance of proper long term athletic preparation
· Technical / tactical development vs. physical development
· Peak Height Velocity (PHV)
· Parent height vs., predicted height and Pre / Circa / Post PHV
· Clown shoes and the order that body segments go through PHV
· C onsiderations for loading around PHV
· PHV and Apophysitis
· Volume of work around growth spurts and PHV
· Natural Volume Experiments at Aspire
· Criticism / efficacy around using PHV
· James’ data around pre / circa / post PHV
· PHV, Bioband and early / late maturers
· Practicality around tracking PHV
· Average Post-PHV age and the start of formal training
· Keeping Late maturers within the net
· Basic strength diagnostics and patterns for beginners
· Producing ‘elite athletes’ vs. any other athlete
· Organization for coaching developing athletes
· Why the pressure to succeed demands more competent coaching practice
· Why ‘Specialization’ is not a dirty word
EvelChat #22 “What Does ‘Good Coaching’ Mean To You?”: A Chat with Harvey Maguire.
Meet Harvey Maguire. Harvey is a former soccer coach and practicing professional physical therapist in Loughborough, England. He is also a sprint coach working at the university and club level.
I thought it might be an interesting conversation to record myself and Harvey discussing some of the things he faces as a development coach who works with athletes new to the sport or training at a relatively young training age. Mainly we discuss the challenges he faces sorting through the world of information in front of him and how to identify “good coaching” in an effort to cultivate his own model of good coaching practice.
I think listeners from all walks of sport life will get something from this one.
Dale Stevo’s training system.
Navigating the world of information as a young or developing coach.
Different approaches in training for different coaches and athletes.
How to assess proven training systems / programs as a development coach.
Factors that influence results in coaching (facilities, weather, drugs, talent pools, support, etc…).
Limitations that influence results in coaching (bureaucracy, environment, etc…).
Objectivity in coaching.
Shackleton in coaching.
Great show very educational
Derek brings humor and knowledge together in a casual conversational format that is very enlightening for coaches.