27 episodes

A Podcast about Coaching, from specialist turn-ons to general piss-offs… & everything in between.

EvelChat Derek Evely

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

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.

    EvelChat #27 “How Did We Go From 'Three Weeks a Year' To You're Never Home…?”: A Chat with Donna Kaye-Harris.

    If you are a committed coach in a relationship you are going to want to listen to this podcast. If you are the committed spouse or partner of a coach you are really going to want to listen to this podcast...

    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.

    • 2 hr 12 min
    EvelChat #26 “We Never Stand in the Same River Twice…”: A Chat with Shawn Myszka.

    EvelChat #26 “We Never Stand in the Same River Twice…”: A Chat with Shawn Myszka.

    In this episode of EvelChat Derek & Movement Expert & Skill Acquisition Coach Shawn Myszka discuss learning, teaching & 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 & 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.
    You can find Shawn’s full bio at https://emergentmvmt.com/about/
    Shawn’s website: https://emergentmvmt.com  
    You can find Shawn on Twitter at @movementmiyagi 
    Topics:
    Coaching in northern environments & innovationSkill development in varying conditionsFacilitating skill development as opposed to imparting a technical model (Ecological Dynamics)Unique technical and physical elements of the hammer throwNikolai Bernstein’s ideas on problem solvingThe functional adaptive relationship between the athlete & performanceMovement as a problem-solving processDrills vs. whole movement learningA coach’s place in the learning processGlobal movements & coaching beginnersCreating dexterity & “Bulletproofness” in technical developmentThe line between fostering individual problem-solving solutions & facilitating ineffective techniqueBarry Sanders & chasing technical models“Adaptability Zone” & the confluence of constraintsConsidering Emergence in movement learningGlobal vs. Part learning with beginnersEgo and coaching technical modelsAuthenticity & problem solving “on the fly”Creating / exposing athletes to different environmentsThe line between ‘thinking’ & moving instinctively.One-on-one coaching & over-coaching 

    • 2 hr 5 min
    EvelChat #25 “The Solution Has To Come From Them…”: A Chat with Stu McMillan.

    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 & Stu discuss learning & skill acquisition.
    Topics include:
    Stu’s a “People Person”Skill stability & the edges of the technical bandwidth Performance vs. learning sessionsVariability & the range of accepted movement within a technical modelThe “problem in the hammer throw” Technique vs. Skill Development coaching vs. Elite coachingThe content vs. the context of a movementRemoving context to help an athlete learn moreChallenging athletes to move more effectivelyPrescription vs. facilitationChanging an athlete’s technical modelGuiding the athlete to solve their own technical solutions.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    EvelChat #24 “We’re Going To Start Off Like This Are We?”: A Chat with Stu McMillan.

    EvelChat #24 “We’re Going To Start Off Like This Are We?”: A Chat with Stu McMillan.

    Derek & Stu go at it again...
    Topics:
    Derek’s new gogglesStu’s modelling careerThe (at times) ugly necessity of a social media presence in online education https://simplifaster.comThe infamous Shackleton podcastWhat’s new at AltisThe Altis Foundation for HBCUStu’s thoughts of the latest EvelChatsDale Stevo’s training methodologyHarvey & looking for commonalities when comparing methods Stu’s thoughts on the Nike Super Spikes question from twitterIs there evidence for “Surfing the Curve”Max Speed / Max Strength & individual needs & approachesTransference vs Relatedness in exercise and intensity selection Bondarchuk & Transfer

    • 1 hr 28 min
    EvelChat #23 “It’s More About Early Engagement In Great Coaching Than Specialization”: A Chat with James Baker & Tom Crick of Aspire Academy

    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 & Preparation. In particular, we discuss the science & 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 & 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 & sport training development for youth.
    Tom Crick is the Head of Athletics at Aspire Academy & former Director of Coaching & Athlete Development for Athletics Northern Ireland. Before that he was the Professional Development Manager & Qualifications Manager for British Athletics.
    Topics:
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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 & Apophysitis
    ·      Volume of work around growth spurts & 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

    • 1 hr 46 min
    EvelChat #22 “What Does ‘Good Coaching’ Mean To You?”: A Chat with Harvey Maguire.

    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.
    Topics:
    Harvery’s background.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...

    • 1 hr 18 min

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7 Ratings

ScottCappos ,

Great show very educational

Derek brings humor and knowledge together in a casual conversational format that is very enlightening for coaches.

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