Sports Podcast - Episode 11published 13 Feb 2020

Firstbeat Sports Podcast – The Best of Episodes 1-10 – Ep. 11

Welcome to the Firstbeat Sports Podcast where we talk with coaches and sports scientists to explore the latest in performance monitoring and how it is making a difference in NCAA and pro sports alike. We’re going to connect you with practical advice from the best in the business to help you take your athletes to the next level.

In this episode, we’ll look back at some of the highlights from the conversations we’ve had with our guests over the past 10 episodes.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Coaching philosophies across different sports
  • Reducing injury risk using data
  • Training periodization
  • Focusing on student-athlete well-being
  • Building a strong performance infrastructure

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  • Kevin Cronin, Ex-Colorado College, currently UMass Lowell
    Debating ‘Strength and Conditioning’ vs. ‘Conditioning and Strength’ (0:36)
  • Michael Vaughan, Merrimack Women’s Ice Hockey
    Protocols for athlete well-being (2:10)
  • Henry Barrera, Liberty Men’s Basketball
    Maintaining winning streaks (3:55)
  • Andy Bliz, Buffalo Men’s Basketball
    Return to play protocols (5:35)
  • Jeff Nevolo, South Carolina Women’s Tennis
    Data-influenced training decisions (7:34)
  • Pat Trainor, Tampa Bay Rays
    Adapting training programs to fit busy travel schedules (9:47)
  • Jen Mavis, UMBC Soccer
    Utilizing TRIMP to plan and review training and games (12:50)
  • Benjamin Jensen, Firstbeat
    Most underutilized Firstbeat metrics (15:00)
  • Mark Egner, William & Mary Field Hockey
    How to communicate better with staff and athletes (16:21)
  • Ed Lippie, AS Roma
    Establishing infrastructure and being evidence-based (19:54)

Thanks for listening. Catch up on all previous Firstbeat Sports Podcast episodes here!