31 episodes

Pulling back the curtain on sports to upgrade health & performance. Dr. Adam Loiacono discusses not only the X's & O's of successful sports training and rehab, but also explores how industry leaders & experts are finding small wins that contribute to high performance. Adam will even share some insight into some challenges that happen behind the scenes that can influence the health & performance of not only athletes, but everyday life.

Finding Small Wins Dr. Adam Loiacono

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Pulling back the curtain on sports to upgrade health & performance. Dr. Adam Loiacono discusses not only the X's & O's of successful sports training and rehab, but also explores how industry leaders & experts are finding small wins that contribute to high performance. Adam will even share some insight into some challenges that happen behind the scenes that can influence the health & performance of not only athletes, but everyday life.

    Data-Driven Performance: Insights from World Cup Champion Darcy Norman

    Data-Driven Performance: Insights from World Cup Champion Darcy Norman

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    Darcy Norman, a performance coach and data optimization expert, discusses the evolution of health and performance approaches in his career. He emphasizes the importance of data and how it has improved our understanding of nutrition, training, and rehabilitation. Norman also shares his personal experience as an athlete and how it has shaped his perspective on health and performance. He highlights the limitations of language in the traditional model of sports rehabilitation and the need for a more holistic and individualized approach. Norman also explains the concepts of data integration and data optimization in the context of athlete management systems. In this conversation, Darcy Norman discusses the importance of adapting to the needs of sports partnerships and the value of getting hands-on experience. He emphasizes the need for curiosity and constant learning, as well as the significance of data in making informed coaching decisions. Darcy also highlights the importance of setting goals, having a clear process, and celebrating small wins along the way. He shares memorable moments from winning the World Cup and the humility that comes with realizing the importance of success to different people. Darcy encourages setting micro-intentions and reflects on the joy of helping others achieve their goals.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    From Individuals to Teams: Psychological Cohesion & Team Dynamics with Dr. Alex Auerbach

    From Individuals to Teams: Psychological Cohesion & Team Dynamics with Dr. Alex Auerbach

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    Alex Auerbach, a counseling and performance psychologist, shares his experience as the former performance psychologist for the Toronto Raptors and discusses the importance of mental wellness and health in high-performance sports. He highlights the significance of talent identification and character assessment in hiring personnel and acquiring players. Auerbach emphasizes the role of the 11th to 15th players on a team in building culture and supporting leadership. He also discusses the difference between toxic positivity and bringing good vibes to a team, emphasizing the importance of honest feedback and a balance between positive and constructive criticism. In this conversation, Adam and Alex discuss the importance of focusing on both positive and constructive feedback in order to improve performance. They also explore the process of analyzing interviews and conversations to gather objective information about a person's character traits.

    Alex explains that words are data and can provide insights into a person's thoughts and feelings. He suggests looking for patterns and using follow-up questions to gather more information. They also discuss the potential use of artificial intelligence and natural language processing to analyze interviews more efficiently. The conversation concludes with a discussion on balancing intuition and expertise in decision-making and the importance of embracing ambiguity.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Redefining High Performance: Insights from US Soccer’s Rick Cost

    Redefining High Performance: Insights from US Soccer’s Rick Cost

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    Rick Cost, High Performance Director at US Soccer, discusses the role of high performance in elite sports and how it is being redefined. He emphasizes the importance of creating a high performance environment that is focused on clearly defined priorities, measured success, cooperation, and shared leadership responsibility. He also highlights the key qualities and skills required for high performance personnel, including expert knowledge, communication skills, empathy, collaboration, attention to detail, motivation, and a cultural fit. Rick also discusses the challenges that can lead to unsuccessful environments, such as internal communication issues and unclear expectations.

    Rick discusses the importance of communication and relationships in high-performance environments. He emphasizes the need for a common language and the ability to translate rationality into emotion. Rick also highlights the significance of trust, clear communication, and direct communication in resolving issues and achieving success. He shares his vision for the future of high performance, which involves simplifying the environment and focusing on high-impact innovations. Lastly, he talks about the importance of celebrating small wins and creating a sense of belonging within the team.

    • 1 hr
    The Role of Psychiatry in Sports: Insights from Dr. Brook Choulet

    The Role of Psychiatry in Sports: Insights from Dr. Brook Choulet

    Sports & Performance Psychiatrist Dr. Brook Choulet discusses mental health, performance, and skills that are necessary to optimize high performance.

    • 38 min
    Evolving Sports Rehabilitation: A Deep Dive with Dr. Trevor Rappa

    Evolving Sports Rehabilitation: A Deep Dive with Dr. Trevor Rappa

    Dr. Trevor Rappa takes a deep dive into what successful sports rehab requires and discusses how the industry can progress forward with higher quality care.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Building Performance Programs in MLS Expansion Teams with Jarryd Phillips

    Building Performance Programs in MLS Expansion Teams with Jarryd Phillips

    Learn from Director of Sport Performance in MLS Jarryd Phillips on his experiences creating high performance with multiple expansion teams.

    • 34 min

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