Just Kickin' It Pod

Just Kickin' It Pod

United Kingdom

Just Kickin' It Podcast is a weekly soccer podcast that interviews players, coaches, strength coaches, fitness coaches, and anyone and everyone that has an impact on the modern game. This podcast is hosted by the Duquesne Men's and Women's Soccer assistant coaches, Josh Faga and Brian Shrum. Check out our website at JustKickinItPod.com and follow us on twitter at JustKickinItPod.


Episode #81 - Dan Abrahams  

Dan Abrahams is a global sport psychologist working alongside leading players, teams, coaches, and organizations across the world. Dan has worked with Premier League clubs such as West Ham, Fulham, QPR, and Darby County alongside Steve Maclaren. Dan has written 3 books on the subject "Soccer Tough", "Soccer Tough 2", and "Soccer Brain". You can find Dan on twitter @DanAbrahams77 and at his website danabrahams.com

Episode #80 - Jonathan Henderson  

Jonathan Henderson is the Academy Manager at Bristol Rovers FC in League One. He holds a UEFA A License and the FA Youth Award. Additionally, he holds a BSc in Sports Coaching and a MSc in Coaching Science.

Episode #79 - Omid Namazi  

Omid Namazi is the Head Coach for the U-18 US National Team. Before that, he worked under Carlos Quieroz for 4 years with the Iran National Team. You can find Omid on Twitter @Onamazi

Episode #78 - Nick Cowell  

Nick Cowell is the Head Women's Soccer Coach at St. Edwards University in Austin, TX. He has coached there since 2006 and has an overall record of 160-33-13 with 6 conference championships, 9 NCAA tournament appearances, and 18 All Americans. He has studied Tactical Periodization and applied it in the college setting. He taught himself Portuguese in order to read some of Vitor Frade's original work.

Episode #77 - Anthony Pulis  

Anthony Pulis is the Head Coach of Orlando City B in the USL. Anthony is the son of West Bromwich Albion F.C. manager, Tony Pulis. Anthony grew up playing for his father and in the England lower leagues before moving to the USA to play for Adrian Heath and Orlando City. Once Anthony retired in 2014 he was offered the opportunity to go straight into coaching with Orlando City's USL side, where he currently is beginning his 2nd season in charge. You can follow Anthony on twitter @antpulis

Episode #76 - Hamish Munro  

Hamish Munro is the U21 Fitness Coach handling all Sports Science and Strength and Conditioning for Al Ahli Football Club in Dubai. Previous to that, Hamish worked at Chengdu Blades Football Club and Qinghai Senke where he became the first foreign born coach on staff in league history. He also worked domestically in the UK for Peterborough United and Norwich City FC.

Episode #75 - Gerard Jones  

Gerard Jones is the Director of Coaching at Eastside FC in Michigan. He has earned his UEFA A License, FA Youth Award, and is currently a candidate for his USSF B. Gerard has a MSc in Performance Coaching and has written a book called "Let's Talk Soccer: Using Game-Calls to Develop Communication and Decision Making in Football". You can follow him on Twitter @Gerard_Jones visit his website at gerardschooloffootball.com and buy his book here ->http://www.bennionkearny.com/Lets-Talk-Soccer-Game-Calls-in-Football-Gerard-Jones-Book.htm

Episode #74 - Paul McGinlay  

Paul McGinlay is the Head Men's Soccer coach at Trinity College in San Antonio, Texas. Paul has coached Trinity to a 459-74-29 record over the past 26 years where he is one of the winningest active soccer coaches in the nation in all NCAA divisions. He has a top-five winning percentage on the all-time list of NCAA soccer coaches. He has won NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year 9 times. He led Trinity to a 2003 NCAA Division III National Championship with a perfect 24-0-0 record.

Episode #73 - Garga Caserta  

Garga Caserta is the strength and conditioning coach for Portland Thorns FC of the NWSL. The Thorns roster includes players like Tobin Heath and former guest, Meghan Klingenberg. Garga got his start in strength and conditioning by working with EXOS and he also currently owns GC Strength and Conditioning which you can check out at gcstrength.com. He can also be found on twitter @gargacaserta

Episode #72 - Rene Meulensteen & Erwin Van Elst  

Rene Meulensteen and Erwin Van Elst grew up playing together and then went their separate ways in football for a short period. Rene became first team coach at Manchester United, Manager at Fulham, and is currently manager at Maccabai Haifa F.C. in the Israeli Premier League. Erwin tackled youth development in the USA and formed the Meulensteen Method, along with Rene, in hopes of developing players at the youth level in the United States. Check out the Meulensteen Method at http://www.meulensteenmethod.com/

Episode #71 - Dave Tenney  

Dave Tenney is the High Performance Director for the Seattle Sounders (MLS). He is a leader in data and sports science innovation and application to sports which helped propel Seattle to the 2016 MLS Cup. You can find Dave on Twitter @DaveTenney

Episode #70 - Saul Isaksson-Hurst  

Saul Isaksson-Hurst is a Technical Specialist that has worked for 10 years in the premier league as an individual skills coach for Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea FC. He currently owns and operates My Personal Football Coach - https://t.co/1cd9quj393 a website dedicated to individual technical development as well as PDA 1 on 1. Saul can be found on Twitter @MyFootballCoach

Episode #69 - Mike Muñoz  

Mike Muñoz is the Head Coach of the LA Galaxy U-18 Development Academy Team. He began his coaching career with the Real Salt Lake Development Academy following a professional playing career that included stints with Chivas USA and the LA Galaxy. You can find him on twitter @MikeEMunoz

Episode #68 - Nick Leman  

Nick Leman is the Director of High Performance with the Seattle Reign of the NWSL and also worked with Melbourne City FC as a physiotherapist in the Australia A-League.

Episode #67 - Erwin Van Bennekom  

Erwin Ban Bennekom is the Assistant women's soccer coach at Duke University. Previous to that position, he worked in a similar role with Sky Blue FC of the NWSL, the University of Alabama, and NJIT. He is a UEFA B Licensed coach and moved from Holland to the US following college to pursue coaching in the US. You can find him on twitter at https://twitter.com/coachevb

Episode #66 - Dr. John Cone  

Dr. John Cone is the founder of Fit for 90, a monitoring system app used by the US National Teams and over 300 college and professional sport teams to monitor training load. He has worked in MLS for the Portland Timbers as the Director of Sports Science and for Sporting Kansas City as an assistant coach. John can be found at www.fitfor90.com and www.sportfuzion.com

Episode #65 - Jay Martin  

Jay Martin is the winningest coach in college men's soccer history with a total of 673 wins over 40 seasons at Ohio Wesleyan University with a career win percentage of 81%. He is also a professor in Ohio Wesleyan's physical education department and writes for the NSCAA Journal.

Episode #64 - Marc Nicholls  

Marc Nicholls is the Academy Technical Director of the Seattle Sounders, a Major League Soccer (USA) club.

Episode #63 - Michael Beale  

Michael Beale is the U-23 Head Coach at Liverpool FC. Michael also spent 10 years at Chelsea in youth development.

Episode #62 - Liviu Bird  

Liviu Bird is a soccer coach in Western Washington with the Kitsap Pumas of the Premier Development League (PDL) and a youth coach for Bainbridge Island FC. Liviu also previously worked as a National soccer write for Sports Illustrated covering a variety of topics concerning the game: Tactics, Development, etc. You can find more about Liviu at http://www.bifc.net/coachingstaff

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