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 #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

Episode #61 - Dan Freedman  

Dan Freedman is the author of the massively popular soccer books chronicling the life of fictional character, Jamie Johnson. The main character came to life through inspiration from Dan's interviews and time spent with players such as Ronaldo, Messi, Beckham, Ferdinand, Rooney, and others. Dan has been featured in Sports Illustrated - http://www.sikids.com/si-kids/2016/01/12/author-athlete-kick-soccer-series and is using his soccer-novels to help tackle National Literacy rates. Our interview with Dan talks about everything from the insights gained from interviews with the best soccer players of all time, to the process of writing a soccer novel, to how clubs can get involved with the book series and help contribute to improving literacy across the globe. Dan can be found on Twitter @DanFreedman99 and you can check out his books at http://www.danfreedman.co.uk/

Episode #60 - Hugo Langton  

Hugo Langton is a UEFA A License Coach with Eastbourne Boro. He is the owner of an opposition scouting business and can be found on twitter @baldy1974

Episode #59 - Darren Sawatzky  

Today we chatted with Darren Sawatzky, Head Coach of the Seattle Sounders U23 PDL team and the Tacoma Stars. Darren played professionally in MLS for the New England Revolution, Dallas Burn, Colorado Rapids, Seattle Sounders, and Portland Timbers. We spoke with Darren today about how players learn, true development, and decision making in the game. He can be found on Twitter @dtarzan66

Episode #58 - Kieran Smith  

Kieran Smith is the Juvenil "C" Coach with CE Europa in the Spanish 3rd Division. Kieran is a student of Positional Play and has challenged himself as a foreign coach in Spain. He has his UEFA A and experience with clubs in La Liga, EPL, and SPL. He can be found on Twitter @KieranSmith1

Episode #57 - A Chat About Coaching Language With Keith Ovenden, Ian Pitchford, Thomas Ovende  

In a little bit different of an episode, today we chat with the "A Mind for Adventure" team, which includes Ian Pitchfor, Keith Ovenden, and Thomas Ovenden. We speak about coaching language, player learning, development, and getting the most out of your players. They can be found at http://www.amind4adventure.com/

Episode #56 - Robin Russell  

Robin Russell is the CEO and Founder of SportsPath, an e-learning business focused on coach education. He left the English FA in 2005 to work for UEFA as a Football Development Consultant. He founded the LMA School of Football Management in 2010 which has involved over 3,000 coaches in 50 countries. He is an adjunct professor at Ohio University and can be found on twitter @Sportspath

Episode #55 - Robbie Russell  

Robbie Russell is a former Professional Soccer Player that spent 7 seasons in Major League Soccer and a few seasons in Europe prior to his retirement in 2013 to start Medical School at George Washington University. Robbie can be found on Twitter @RobbieRussell03

Episode #54 - Jed Davies  

Jed Davies is an oppositions analyst for the Estonia National Football Team and has a variety of coaching roles throughout the United Kingdom and North America. He has written two books, "Coaching the Tiki-Taka Style of Play" and "The Philosophy of Football: In The Shadows of Marcelo Bielsa". You can find Jed on Twitter @TPiMBW and purchase his books at RocketBirdLondon.com

Episode #53 - Nick Winkelman  

Nick Winkelman is the Head of Athletic Performance & Science for Ireland Rugby. We speak with Nick about the communication mediums coaches use with their athletes including implicit learning vs explicit learning, external stimuli, external vs internal cueing, and how to use constraints to improve the environment of training your team and athletes are exposed to. You can find Nick on Twitter @NickWinkelman

Episode #52 - Enda King  

Enda King is the Lead performance Rehabilitation Physiotherapist at the Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin, Ireland. Working on his PhD in 3D Biomechanics in Return to Play decision making after ACL reconstruction, Enda joins us to chat about athletic groin pain, ACL injury and return to play protocol, and much more related to soccer performance and injury prevention. He can be found on Twitter @Enda_King and at the Sports Surgery Clinic website (www.sportsurgeryclinic.com). He also contributed a chapter on the athletic hip and groin in the great book "Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation" by David Joyce. You can buy it here - http://www.amazon.com/Sports-Injury-Prevention-Rehabilitation-Integrating/dp/0415815061

Episode #51 - Bart Caubergh  

Bart Caubergh is the fitness coach for FC Krylia Sovetov Samara in the Russian Football Premier League. He joins us today to chat about better training instead of more training. He can be found on Twitter @BartCaubergh

Episode #50 - Darcy Norman  

Darcy Norman is the Director of Performance for AS Roma of the Italian Serie A. He helped serve on the performance team of the DFB German National Soccer Team during the 2014 World Cup Run. Darcy speaks with us about how the Germans won the world cup and how he is changing a culture and developing athletic qualities in world class players at AS Roma. He can be found on twitter @DarcyNorman

Episode #49 - Ian McKeown  

Ian McKeown is the head of athletic development at Port Adelaide FC of the Australian Football League (AFL). We speak with him about athletic movement, assessment, and training your athletes to be more than just strong. Ian can be found on Twitter @IanMackers

Episode #48 - Allistair McCaw  

Allistair McCaw is an internationally recognized leader in athletic performance enhancement. He is the founder of the McCaw Method (themccawmethod.com) and has been coaching world class athletes and coaches with cutting edge training techniques and strategies for over 20 years. He can be found on Twitter (@AllistairMccaw) and on Facebook (McCaw Method). Enjoy!

Episode #47 - Jay Entlich  

Jay Entlich is the head women's soccer coach at Columbus State Cougars. The Lady Cougars lost in the NCAA D2 National Championship Game to Grand Valley State after a 22-3-1 season. Jay is also an USSF "A" licensed coach and a US Soccer instructor. He is also a former professional coach with the Carolina Courage of the WUSA.

Episode #46 - Raymond Verheijen  

Raymond Verheijen joins us to talk about "better training instead of more training."

Episode #45 - Erica (Walsh) Dambach  

Erica (Walsh) Dambach is the Head Women's Soccer Coach at Penn State University. She has led Penn State to a 115-43-8 record over 9 seasons and led her team to the 2015 NCAA College Cup where they won the 2015 National Championship. You can find out more about Erica and Penn State at http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/walsh_erica00.html

Episode #44 - Tim Noakes  

Professor Tim Noakes is a retired Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town in 2014 and is now an Emeritus Professor at UCT. He speaks with us about the Low Carb Healthy Fat diet and why Carbohydrate intake leads to Insulin Resistance, which is responsible for metabolic diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity, Dimensia, and Cancer. He can be found on Twitter @ProfTimNoakes

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