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 #107 - The "Art of Coaching" with Brett Bartholomew  

A conversation about awareness. Awareness of your self, of others, and the emotions and experiences that shape the human performance experience. How can you coach another person, when you don't even know who they are? What drives them? What experiences have shaped them? Life gets infinitely more complicated and then simple when you try to answer those questions for yourself. Seek first to understand and then to be understood. Check out Brett Bartholomew at bartholomewstrength.com

Episode #106 - The Limits of Science in Soccer  

Today we spoke with Tony Strudwick, the Director of Performance at Manchester United. We talk about his role, sports science, and the dilemma between football-only and physiology based models of performance.

Episode #105 - From the Classroom to the Pitch: What teachers can teach us about teaching  

Steve Sallis is the former Head of Education and Player Welfare at Millwall Football Club in London, England. Steve previously worked as the Head of Teaching and Learning and assistant Headteacher at Crown Woods College and has over a decade's worth of experience in teaching and pedagogical studies. Today, we discuss what teachers can teach coaches about teaching.

Episode #104 - Picasso, Cruijff, and Coaching  

Todd Beane is the son-in law of the legendary Johan Cruijff and founder of TOVO Academy in Barcelona, Spain. Today we talk about how children learn, why coaches refuse to change, and how to make yourself a better coach. We also talk about Todd's presentation he gave for the Inspire Coach Education NextGenCoaches event that occured on July 29th, 2017. For access, click here -> http://inspirecoached.com/

Episode #103 - Developing the Individual within the Team  

Michael Beale was most recently the Assistant Coach at Sao Paulo FC of the Brasileiro Serie A. Today we talk about his experience at Sao Paulo, the difference between South American players and European players, why he left Sao Paulo, and how to develop your team while still developing each individual.

Episode #102 - What is Coach Education? w/ Ian Barker  

Today we were joined by former guest Ian Barker, the Director of Coach Education for the NSCAA. In our chat, we talk about the good and bad of coach education. How should delegates participate effectively? What sort of information should they be looking to take home with them? How can they maximize each educational opportunity? Ian will also be presenting at the Next Gen Coaches Virtual Conference, hosted by Inspire Coach Education on July 19th, 2017. Head to this link to sign up to get access to Ian's presentation and 23 other presentations from great coaches and coach educators. - https://www.eventbrite.com/referrals-attendees?internal_ref=login

Episode #101 - Tactical Periodization w/ Frederico Morais  

Frederico Morais is a former student of Vitor Frade, the creator of Tactical Periodization. We conducted this interview for Inspire Coach Education (inspirecoached.com) in preparation for the Next Gen Coaches conference taking place on July 29th, 2017. Frederico will be expanding upon many of the things we discuss in this podcast regarding Tactical Periodization, what it is, how to use it, how to misuse it, and common myths regarding it's implementations.

Episode #100 - Fergus Connolly  

Dr. Fergus Connolly is heading into his 2nd season as the Director of Performance for Michigan Football. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, Connolly spent two seasons as the Director of Elite Performance for the San Franciso 49ers of the NFL. Coach Jim Harbaugh was so impressed with Connolly that he brought him with him to Ann Arbor. Connolly is the only person to ever work at the highest levels of American Football (NFL, NCAA), Football (EPL), Australian Rules Football (AFL), and Professional Rugby (Welsh Rugby Union). He has a Ph.D. in computer integration-based optimization.

Episode #99 - Anson Dorrance  

Anson Dorrance is the winningest coach in NCAA soccer history. Heading into his 39th year at the helm of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Anson looks to build on his legacy of 22 National Championships. Anson was the Head Coach for the US Women's National Team that won the 1991 World Cup. Since 1981, Anson has produced 33 players that have played in the Olympic Games and 6 of the 23 players on the 2015 US Women's World Cup winning team came from the University of North Carolina.

Episode #98 - Clint Peay  

Clint Peay is the Head Coach of the U.S. U14 Boy’s National Team and Technical Advisor for U.S. Soccer covering the Atlantic region. Clint previously served as the Head Coach of the University of Richmond men’s soccer team before the program was cut in 2012 and as an Assistant Coach for the U.S. U17 Men’s National Team. Clint won 4 National Championships at the University of Virginia under Bruce Arena and 3 MLS Cups with DC United.

Episode #97 - Adin Osmanbasic  

Adin Osmanbasic is the Head Coach of the U14 Boy's team at United Futbol Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to that role, Adin worked as a Performance Analyst for Columbus Crew SC in Major League Soccer (MLS). He is also a regular contributor to the famous German Tactics Blog Spielverlagerung where he covers training methodology, match analysis, and football theory of some of the best teams and coaches around the world.

Episode #96 - Tab Ramos  

Tab Ramos is the Head Coach of the U-20 USMNT and the Youth Technical Director for US Soccer. Tab made over 80 appearances as a player on the US Senior National that included starring roles in the 1990 and 1994 World Cup's. Tab was also the assistant coach for the USMNT that qualified for the Round of 16 in the 2014 World Cup.

Episode #95 - John Kessel  

John Kessel is the Director of Sport Development for USA Volleyball and World ParaVolley. John has been coaching since 1971 at the collegiate and professional level. He is an Internationall Acclaimed lecturer that has presented in all 50 states and over 50 countries. His blog, "Growing the Game Together", is the 2nd most popular blog available amongst over 100 organized though the US Olympic Committee's Team USA website. John shows us what motor learning science can teach us about training youth soccer players.

Episode #94 - Phil Wheddon  

Phil Wheddon is the Director and Founder of the International Goalkeeper Coaches Conference (IGCC). From the World Cup to the Olympics, Phi has enjoyed success at soccer’s most prestigious events. He helped guide the United States to consecutive gold medals, including the 2008 crown in Beijing. Phil has trained some of the best goalkeepers in the world, including Hope Solo, Brianna Scurry, Tim Howard and Kasey Keller to name a few. Phil is also the director of GK One. The International Goalkeeper Coaches Conference will be held on June 2-4, 2017 at the Sawgrass Grand Hotel. Listeners of the JKIP receive a $300 discount off of the registration price by signing up using the promo code - IGCC17SAVE You can register at the following link - http://www.internationalgoalkeepercoaches.com/

Episode #93 - Todd Beane  

Todd Beane is the founder of the TOVO Soccer Academy in Barcelona. Todd moved to Barcelona in 2002 to begin working with Johan Cruyff to launch and build the Cruyff Institute and eventually Cruyff Football. Todd married Chantal Cruyff, Johan’s daughter, and worked with his father-in-law for nearly 15 years before Johan’s untimely death in 2016. The TOVO Academy is Todd’s continuation of the legacy he set out to establish with his late-father-in-law. Over the past two decades, Todd has learned from practitioners at La Masia, Barcelona’s infamous youth academy, and his father-in-law, Johan Cruyff, to develop clear ideas about youth development, positional play, rondos, and all aspects related to the success of Spanish and Catalan Football.

Episode #92 - Albert Rude  

Albert Rude is the First Team Assistant Coach at CF Pachuca in Liga MX. Albert is one of the co-founders of the MBP Coaching Methodology that offers a 4-month immersive course in Barcelona called the Master in High Performance. In Albert's first year, CF Pachuca finished in 2nd in La Clausura 2016 after finishing in 7th in 2015 without Albert. In 2017, CF Pachuca has advanced to the CONCACAF Champions League Final against Tigres.

Episode #91 - Ryan Cotter  

Ryan Cotter is a Strength and Conditioning coach with the New York Red Bulls working with both the First Team and Red Bulls 2 of the USL. Prior to his role with the NYRB, Cotter worked for the the 2016 BIG Ten Champions at the University of Maryland alongside Sasho Cirovski. Ryan also writes articles for SimpliFaster covering all aspects of sports performance. His articles can be found at https://simplifaster.com/articles/author/ryancotter/ and he can be followed on Twitter https://twitter.com/CoachCotter2?lang=en

Episode #90 - Scott Donnelly  

Scott Donnelly is a Technical Advisor for US Soccer charged with identifying and developing talent in the NorthEast region. Scott is also an assistant coach for the U18 Men's National Team under Omid Namazi, a former guest of the show. Scott was the Head Coach of Southern-Illinois at Edwardsville (SIUE), a NCAA Division 1 Program prior to leaving that role for his current role with US Soccer.

Episode #89 - Mike Boyle  

Mike Boyle is one of the foremost experts in the field of Strength and Conditioning. Mike worked as the Head S&C coach for Boston University for 15 years before starting one of the first sports performance gyms in the country. He has worked with the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, USA Hockey, and thousands upon thousands of athletes across every sport including soccer players like Heather O'Reilly. Check out Mike's gym at http://www.bodybyboyle.com/ and his personal blog/resource website StrengthCoach.com. Follow Mike on Twitter @mboyle1959

Episode #88 - Junior Gonzalez  

Junior Gonzalez is the new Head Coach of Rio Grande Valley FC of the USL, Houston Dynamo’s 2nd team. Junior was previously an assistant coach for the Seattle Sounders FC S2 team, assistant coach and director of scouting at Chivas USA, assistant coach for the U.S. U-15 Boys National Team, as well as the head scout for the U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile. Prior to that, he was the Head Coach at UC Irvine for 11 years. Junior also played at UCLA for Sigi Schmidt where he won a NCAA Championship.

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