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Firstbeat Sports Podcast

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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. Firstbeat Sports (https://www.firstbeat.com/en/professional-sports/team-solutions/) is an advanced heartbeat analysis-based solution for professional sports for monitoring the athletes' training load, recovery and for testing their fitness. The software provides unique tools to monitor training intensity and cumulative training load in real time and in post-analysis through advanced individual and group reporting.

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. Firstbeat Sports (https://www.firstbeat.com/en/professional-sports/team-solutions/) is an advanced heartbeat analysis-based solution for professional sports for monitoring the athletes' training load, recovery and for testing their fitness. The software provides unique tools to monitor training intensity and cumulative training load in real time and in post-analysis through advanced individual and group reporting.

Location:

Finland

Description:

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. Firstbeat Sports (https://www.firstbeat.com/en/professional-sports/team-solutions/) is an advanced heartbeat analysis-based solution for professional sports for monitoring the athletes' training load, recovery and for testing their fitness. The software provides unique tools to monitor training intensity and cumulative training load in real time and in post-analysis through advanced individual and group reporting.

Language:

English

Contact:

435-363-9533


Episodes

15: From Club Team to Big 10 Champions - with Cam Davidson, Penn State Ice Hockey – Ep. 15

11/27/2020
Penn State’s Assistant Director of Performance Enhancement talks about the Ice Hockey programs transition from club level to Division I, the traits of elite student-athletes, and how monitoring intensity helps build a winning program. On the line today is Cam Davidson. Cam is Asst. Director of Performance Enhancement at Penn State where he works with the ice hockey, volleyball and track & field programs. Topics discussed in this episode: The journey from Club to Division 1 Ice Hockey | S&C...

Duration:00:48:23

15: Welcome to the Firstbeat Sports Podcast

8/20/2020
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. www.firstbeat.com/sports (https://www.firstbeat.com/en/professional-sports/team-solutions/)

Duration:00:01:14

14: Supporting players during COVID-19 – with Stephen Volek, Head S&C Coach, Binghamton Devils – Ep. 14

6/8/2020
On the line today is Stephen Volek. Stephen is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Binghamton Devils, the top minor league affiliate of the NHL’s New Jersey Devils. Topics discussed in this episode: How the team is adapting during the Coronavirus pandemic | Training programs during gruelling AHL schedule | Strategies for low game minute players | Collaborating with the New Jersey Devils | Position-specific data – what it shows >>> More information about Firstbeat Sports >>>...

Duration:00:26:55

13: Training During the Coronavirus Pandemic – with Martin Spohrer, Eintracht Frankfurt - Ep. 13

5/6/2020
On the line today is Martin Spohrer. Martin is Strength and Conditioning Coach at Bundesliga soccer club Eintracht Frankfurt. Topics discussed in this episode: The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic | Monitoring players remotely | Keeping players focused and motivated | Building fitness of new signings | Playing ‘ghost games’ >>> More information about Firstbeat Sports >>> firstbeat.com (https://www.firstbeat.com/en/professional-sports/team-solutions/)

Duration:00:21:29

12: Achieving Recovery in Elite Alpine Skiing – with Darrell Gray, Burke Mountain Academy – Ep. 12

3/24/2020
On the line today is Darrell Gray. Darrell is the High Performance Director at Burke Mountain Academy, the leading ski racing academy in the United States. Topics discussed in this episode: Spotting and developing Olympic-level athletes | Balancing training and academics | Informing coaching through data | Eight key domains of high performance | Factoring in recovery into training/competition >>> More information about Firstbeat Sports >>> firstbeat.com...

Duration:00:32:07

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

2/13/2020
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. We'll hear from athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, directors of performance, program coordinators, and the coaching staff themselves, as they offer their unique perspective and expert advice on topics ranging from load management and recovery to talent optimization and the practicalities of using data. Over the episode, you'll hear insights...

Duration:00:24:18

10: Building a Performance Infrastructure in Serie A – with Ed Lippie, AS Roma – Ep. 10

12/20/2019
On the line today is Ed Lippie. Ed works as a Senior Performance Advisor for AS Roma and is also Director of Health and Fitness at Raptor Capital Management. Topics discussed in this episode: Building a strong performance infrastructure | Balancing the art and science of coaching | Customizing individual player load | Backing up the ‘eye test’ with data | Similarities between elite athletes and private sector workers >>> More information about Firstbeat Sports >>> firstbeat.com...

Duration:00:24:27

9: A Holistic Approach to Athlete Development – with Mark Egner, William & Mary Field Hockey

11/20/2019
On the line today is Mark Egner. Mark is Associate Head Field Hockey Coach at the College of William and Mary. He’s also worked with USA Field Hockey and in with the national youth teams in his native Ireland. Topics discussed in this episode: Weekly schedule of a top 20 program | Holistic approach to athlete development | Pre-season and in-season load management | Defending from the front | Natural traits of exceptional players >>> More information about Firstbeat Sports >>> firstbeat.com...

Duration:00:35:31

8: From the NFL to 70 College Campuses, Lessons From Elite Coaches – Benjamin Jensen, Firstbeat - Ep. 8

10/3/2019
Today we’re speaking to our very own Benjamin Jensen, Firstbeat Sports (https://www.firstbeat.com/en/professional-sports/team-solutions/) Director of North American Sales & Research and the usual host of the podcast. A former coach, BJ has worked with elite sports programs for over six years through Firstbeat and will be sharing some of the insights he’s picked up along the way. Topics Discussed in This Episode: Differences in coaching in Europe vs USA | The advances in sports science at the...

Duration:00:23:35

7: Using Data to Start Key Discussions with Your Athletes – with Jen Mavis, UMBC Soccer - Ep. 7

8/19/2019
On the line today is Jen Mavis. Jen is Assistant Coach and Director of Camps and Clinics for UMBC Women’s Soccer. She has previously held positions at William & Mary and the University of Oklahoma. Topics Discussed in This Episode: The fundamentals of a successful soccer program? | Building trust between coaches and athletes | The growth of exercise science in soccer | The ‘student’ element of a student-athlete | Combining objective and subjective data | Preventing soft tissue injuries >>>...

Duration:00:25:04

6: Training Load and Recovery in MLB Minor Leagues – with Pat Trainor, Tampa Bay Rays - Ep. 6

6/27/2019
On the line today is Pat Trainor. Pat is the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator with the Tampa Bay Rays where he works with the club’s four affiliate teams. He has previously spent time with the San Diego Padres and Cleveland Indians. Topics Discussed in This Episode: The complex role of an MLB minor league S&C coordinator | The difference between training programs that nurture talent vs MLB veteran program | How to adapt training programs around busy travel schedule |...

Duration:00:30:07

5: How to Train Smarter – with Jeff Nevolo, South Carolina Women’s Tennis - Ep. 5

6/10/2019
On the line today is Jeff Nevolo. Jeff is the Associate Head Coach for University of South Carolina Women’s Tennis. He is the 2018 ITA National Assistant Head Coach of the Year and has previously spent time with Air Force and Alabama. Topics Discussed in This Episode: Learning and developing in a power conference | Using Heartrate analytics (https://www.firstbeat.com/en/professional-sports/team-solutions/) to design training | Working with international and US athletes | The end of 'no pain,...

Duration:00:20:46

4: The Role of the Modern Athletic Trainer – with Andy Bliz, Buffalo Men's Basketball - Ep. 4

4/30/2019
On the line today is Andy Bliz. Andy is in his 6th year as Athletic Trainer for the University of Buffalo Men’s Basketball program. During this time, the Bulls have won 3 MAC Championships and appeared in the NCAA Tournament four times – including this year as 6 seeds. Andy holds a Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training and a Master’s degree in Sports Management. He has previously worked with the Michigan State University football program. Topics Discussed in This Episode: The day-to-day...

Duration:00:24:48

3: Training Loads in Mid-major Basketball – with Henry Barrera, Liberty Men's Basketball - Ep. 3

3/15/2019
On the line today is Henry Barrera. Henry is the Director of Performance for the Liberty Men’s Basketball program. His 14-year career in coaching and performance training has included stops at Nike World Headquarters, Concordia University and West Linn High School. Henry also trains athletes world-wide as part of his basketball and performance training company Hoop Diaries, and runs the Master Minds project connecting coaches on key industry topics. Topics Discussed in This Episode: How to...

Duration:00:20:57

2: Managing Athlete Well-being & Performance – with Michael Vaughan, Merrimack Women's Ice Hockey - Ep. 2

2/12/2019
On the line today is Michael Vaughan. Mike in his fourth year as Director of Women’s Ice Hockey Operations at Merrimack College where he also serves as the team’s Strength and Conditioning Coach. He has previously worked with the United States Women’s National Hockey Team and has spent time as a S&C coach at Mike Boyle’s Strength & Conditioning. Topics Discussed in This Episode: Putting together a sport-specific training program | The challenge of load management in ice hockey | The critical...

Duration:00:20:57

1: The Role of the Modern S&C Coach – with Kevin Cronin, Colorado College - Ep. 1

1/8/2019
On the line today is Kevin Cronin from Colorado Springs. Kevin is a former NSCA Education Coordinator and has been the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Colorado College since 2012. Topics Discussed in This Episode: Kevin's thoughts on the role of today's strength & conditioning coach | How to improve buy-in amongst coaches and players when working with new technology | Is it better to lift before or after running? | Differences between internal and external workloads | Balancing D1 and...

Duration:00:33:22