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Episode 181 – Valeri Stoimenov

Highlights of the episode:

  • What the program at Bendigo East High School looks like and their athlete selection process
  • How to break up athletes in big groups during their running drills
  • The reason why the Frans Bosch Methodology is getting popular nowadays
  • Valeri shares their strength training program
  • How he deals with athletes who are scared to try something new

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Episode 180 – Jarrod Wade

Jarrod is an experienced strength and conditioning coach and high-performance manager at Collingwood FC. Over his career, he has worked in Geelong FC, Essendon FC and South Sydney Rabbitohs in roles such as head of strength, sports science, and rehabilitation in football codes (AFL/NRL). Jarrod is a strong research professional with a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) focused on Human Movement and has completed a master’s degree in Research into Strength and Power Profiling of Rugby League Athletes.

Highlights of the episode:

  • Considerations for loading in pre-season
  • Importance of chasing one key area of athletic development each week rather than all of them
  • Why GPS is not a good measure of training load
  • How to manifest energy when players are having it tough during their training block
  • Common mistakes when planning in-season performance work

People mentioned:

  • Tim Rogers
  • Julian Jones
  • Ross Smith
  • Dean Robinson
  • Paul Haynes
  • Suki Hobson
  • Wayne Bennett
  • Craig Mcrae
  • Steve Hocking
  • Neil Balme
  • Paul Devlin
  • Gregg Inglis
  • Dean Filopoulos
  • Mark Thompson

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Episode 178 – Conor Daly

Highlights of the episode:

  • Tips to help strength & conditioning coaches find their passion in the fitness industry
  • The importance of the physical preparation program assisting the football game plan
  • The similarities and differences between rugby union, league and AFL
  • The factors to consider when prescribing strength & power sessions prior to field sessions
  • The importance of understanding the demands of the game style and how to develop physical qualities to enhance performance and mitigate injuries

People mentioned:

  • Blair Mills
  • Cameron Ferguson
  • Shane Lehane
  • Nick Henderson
  • Bryce Cavanagh
  • Sean Murphy
  • Alex Sakadjian
  • Nick Kane
  • Roy Keane
  • Will Snelling
  • Matt Guelfi

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Episode 176 – Ben Serpell

Ben is the Performance Coach at Geelong FC. With extensive experience working in elite environments across Europe and Australia, Ben has demonstrated success collaborating with a range of high performing teams and individuals in professional and international Rugby (Brumbies Rugby, NSW Waratahs, Munster Rugby, Gloucester Rugby, Wallabies), Australian Rules football (Port Adelaide Power, Geelong Cats), individual athletes (Ellyse Perry, Maitlin Brown), and high performance consultancy for physical, coach, and high-performance program development in Olympic Sports (Australian Institute of Sport, Cycling Australia, Australian Taekwondo)

Highlights of the episode:

  • Why you need mentors to develop you technically and sponsors to advocate for you
  • Doing lifting before running and how it boosts testosterone and energy
  • Building emotional resilience in AFL
  • What a good primer session for young athletes looks like
  • Recovery tips to help athletes mentally and physically recover after a football match

People mentioned:

  • Dean Benton
  • John Pryor
  • Frans Bosch
  • Harry Talor
  • Scott Murphy
  • Paddy Hogben

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Episode 174 – Scott Dickinson

Scott has worked in multiple Olympic sports, as well as being a part of two different football codes. His career spanning over 20 years, saw him work with the Queensland Academy for Sport where he helped coach many different kinds such as hockey and baseball before moving onto Newcastle Knights’ organization.

Since returning to Australia, Scott has worked at both the North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL club and the Victorian Institute of Sport before taking up his current role as National S&C Lead with Swimming Australia.

Highlights of the episode:

  • Why it’s important to work in a range of different environments and sports over your career
  • Understanding your environment and how to develop strong relationships with your peers
  • A year-by-year breakdown leading up to the Olympics
  • Best conducive environment for athletes
  • How they do rehab in their Olympic team

People mentioned:

  • Bill Knowles
  • Lachlan Penfold
  • Kevin Giles
  • Suki Hobson
  • Emma Mckeon
  • Michael Bohl
  • Robert Walsh

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Episode 173 – Prime Train: Tom Baulch

David is the Head of Performance at Sydney Roosters Football Club. He is a highly experienced leader with a 25-year background in high performance and team dynamics. Dave has worked with some of Australia’s most respected and successful sporting organizations such as the Australian Cricket Team, the Sydney Swans Football Club and Tennis Australia.

Highlights of the episode:

  • How he decided to create his own brand
  • What it means to train like an athlete
  • Advice to new brands starting out
  • How he balances his content with entertainment, education, and promotions.
  • Who handles his marketing, programs, athletes and dealing with brands

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Episode 172 – David Misson

David is the Head of Performance at Sydney Roosters Football Club. He is a highly experienced leader with a 25-year background in high performance and team dynamics. Dave has worked with some of Australia’s most respected and successful sporting organizations such as the Australian Cricket Team, the Sydney Swans Football Club and Tennis Australia.

Highlights of the episode:

  • Advice to S&Cs to gain opportunities and why developing movement IQ in athletes is important
  • Understanding that each athlete will respond differently to the program and knowing when to adjust
  • How tactical coaches use GPS to design the program
  • His key high-performance processes and systems
  • How to develop psychological safety in your environment

People mentioned:

  • Paul Roos
  • Steve Lawson
  • Geoff Marsh
  • Errol Alcott
  • Ray Mclean
  • Steve Waugh
  • Andrew Ireland
  • Ross Lyon
  • Mick Malthouse

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Episode 170 – Joshua Manuel

Josh is the Strength & Conditioning Coach at Adelaide Crows where he manages the 1- 4-year strength programs and assists in rehabilitation. Josh has also worked at the Port Adelaide FC, Darren Lehmann cricket Academy and SANFL Umpires.

Highlights of the episode:

  • Why he switched from his physio pathway to strength & conditioning
  • The importance of being enthusiastic and understanding your role as a intern
  • Why developing a reflection practice to make the most of your mentor and learnings
  • The 3 key pillars for the crow’s athletic development plan
  • How Josh designs his training programs and session plans

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