As championships are won, records are broken, and physical limits are pushed, coaches and athletes alike are searching for an edge.
The margin between winning and losing is oftentimes a 1 percent difference.
In today’s high performing sports culture you will find a “team behind the team” that not only supported but sustained an individual’s or team success.
This podcast will provide relevant content and real conversations with various industry leaders influencing athletes performance today.
Host Donnie Maib, Head Coach for Athletic Performance at Texas will draw upon various experts and topics in the realm of sports performance to help educate, equip, and empower you to win not only on the field but also within your own performance team.
When the team behind the team wins, everyone wins!
E36 | Coach Jeff “Maddog” Madden : The Man, The Myth, The Legend…
Coach Jeff “Maddog” Madden joins us this week to share his stories and thoughts on a long and successful career in the field. For four decades, Coach Madden has done it all in strength and conditioning. Managing hard times, good times, and everything in-between, Coach Madden was able to push his athletes with great leadership skills. His leadership not only earned respect from his athletes, but from his peers as well. This episode is packed with stories that are too valuable to miss, and you don’t have to be at IHOP at 2 a.m. to hear them!
Coach Madden’s resume more than checks all the boxes required to have achieved this lofty status. An All-City, All State and All-Star athlete in his day, he went on to train over 15,000 athletes, hundreds of whom went on to become professional athletes and Olympians, in a coaching career that’s spanned nearly four decades. The football teams he was directly responsible for training, most notably The University of Texas, had a combined record of 244-70 and won Two National Championships. You can reach Coach “Maddog” Madden at his email: email@example.com and his website at maddogmadden.com
This episode was mixed and mastered by Morgan Honaker and Karoline Pfeil
E35 | Peter Twist: From the NHL to the Mountains
All the way from Vancouver B.C., Coach Peter Twist joins us to discuss his long and successful career in sport performance. He talks about his experiences with the Vancouver Canucks and writing the book, Complete Conditioning for Ice Hockey before heading into the private sector. Coach Twist also walks us through the details of fascial line training and getting out of the weight room for running in the mountains. This episode is packed with positive and insightful tips that you do not want to miss!
Peter Twist is from Peterborough Ontario, where he was drawn to becoming a Physical Education Teacher. Peter instead progressed to achieve his Masters in Coaching Science at the University of British Columbia. He graduated to work as a sport scientist conducting brain-body research and coached for 11 years in the NHL with the Vancouver Canucks. Coach Twist has worked with over 700 professional athletes, published over 400 papers, authored 10 books and 19 DVD’s on athletic development. Two major honors include the NSCA’s 1998 Presidents Award and the Can-Fit-Pro 2003 Specialty Presenter of the Year Award. You can find Coach Twist on Instagram @coachpetertwist and on Facebook: Peter Twist
This episode was mixed and mastered by Will Kurzner
E34 | Social Discipline in Sports… Good or Bad?
Are we disciplined enough to win a Championship? Did we look perfectly in sync during our warm up? Did we follow our program to a tee, and execute it on time just like the strength coach told me to? Dr. Gearity aka Dr. G joins us from the University of Denver to discuss society in sport and how we view discipline as a major contributor to winning… or is it? Major companies and athletic programs have modeled themselves with military style leadership for a long time, but the outdated and often abused system may be holding us back. Check out this month’s episode to hear why.
Dr. Brian Gearity, is founding Director and Assistant Professor of the Master of Arts in Sport Coaching program at the University of Denver. Dr. Gearity has been a S&C coach for youth, high school, collegiate, and professional athletes, including stops at the University of Tennessee and Cleveland Guardians. You can reach Dr. G online: @DrGearity on all social platforms.
E33 | Breaking the Status Quo
This summer we tip off with Coach Molly Binetti. Molly joins us from South Carolina, fresh off winning the Women’s Basketball National Championship. In this episode we discuss her coaching philosophy and the challenges women face in sport performance. Molly also shares how her programming strategies reflect her research, Mechanical Determinants of Faster Change of Direction and Agility Performance in Female Basketball Athletes. This episode is packed with content that you do not want to miss!
Since June 2018 Molly Binetti has been the current Women’s Basketball Sports Performance Coach for the South Carolina Gamecocks. Before her time with South Carolina, Molly spent four seasons at Louisville working with volleyball, softball, and women’s tennis. Molly also spent one year at Purdue from 2013-14, working with women’s tennis, men’s and women’s diving, and cheerleading.
You can find Molly on Instagram: @mbinetti22 and Twitter: @MollyBinetti
E32 | Zach Dechant: The Baseball Guru
The long wait is over! Zach Dechant joins us in the studio to share his thoughts on strength training and topics alike. Coach Dechant works primarily with baseball players both Collegiate and Professional. In this episode, Donnie and Zach go in depth on shoulder health for the overhead athlete. We also cover the nature of baseball today and how he manages the volume his athletes accumulate over a long season. Finally, Zach talks about the books he’s written thus far and what he plans on writing next. This is a great episode you do not want to miss!
Since 2008, Zach has been the Senior Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning at Texas Christian University (TCU) overseeing the development of Baseball. Zach also runs his own business, Zach Dechant Sports Performance Enhancement, where he offers numerous courses, blog articles, resources and (2) books written by him. You can reach Zach at his website zachdechant.com.
This Episode was Mixed and Mastered by Alejandra Arrazola and Clayton Faries
E 31 | Craig Moore: Building Trust and Tackling Food Insecurities
Craig Moore joins us in the studio to talk about his career as a Dietician in the collegiate setting. Craig spent time with us explaining the importance of “Buy-In” with athletes and coaches. This helped him engage with athletes on a more personal level and in turn, allowed him to prescribe in-depth nutrition strategies. Lastly, we discuss an important research thesis Craig completed on Food Insecurities, and how it affected athletes at home over the COVID pandemic.
Craig has recently accepted the position of Performance Nutritionist at the Red Bull Athletic Performance Center LA (APLCA) in Santa Monica, CA. Over the past three years he was the Head Football Dietician at the University of Texas. Craig received bachelor’s degrees in both Medical Dietetics and Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from the University of Missouri, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He completed his master’s degree from the University of Utah in Nutrition and Integrative Physiology. To contact Craig, go to @craigmoorerd on Instagram or email him at Craigmoorenutrition@gmail.com
Great to learn all aspects of sports performance
Just listened to the episode featuring Kylie and mental health and wow it is such a great episode. In the day and age college athletes are living in now, it gives a great perspective on external influences on their mental health.
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Donnie Maib and his staff truly live this wholistic approach to working with student-athletes and they give great insight on practical ways to make changes in your program! Donnie Maib is one of the best humans out there and that SHINES in these podcasts!
Great conversation. Very insightful as a young coach. Look forward to being a subscriber