Just Kickin' It Pod

Just Kickin' It Pod

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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 #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.

Episode #87 - Holly Silvers-Granelli  

Holly Silvers-Granelli is a board certified Physical Therapist specializing in sports orthopaedic rehabilitation in Santa Monica, CA. She is a current member of the US Soccer Federation Men's and Women's National Medical Team, and a member of the FIFA F-Marc Medical Research Committee. She is the director of rehabilitation for Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy. She is also the director of research at the Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Research Foundation with a primary focus on ACL prevention, articular cartilage injury prevention and rehabilitation, sports hernia prevention and head injury prevention in athletes.

Episode #86 - Adrian Bradbury  

Adrian Bradbury is the Founder and Director of Football For Good Academy in Uganda, East Africa. Adrian moved from Toronto, Canada to Uganda in 2015 and built a youth academy there from the ground up. He has met with some of the best youth academy directors in the world - including Romeo Jozak from Croatia - and has built his academy with the goal of producing top flight professional footballers. You can see more about his project by going to http://www.football-for-good.org/

Episode #85 - Neil Jones  

Neil Jones is the Head Men's Soccer Coach at Loyola-Chicago University in Chicago, Illinois. Neil took over at Loyola-Chicago in 2013 and has improved the program each season. In 2013, Loyola-Chicago won 6 games and in 2016 they finished 14-4-1 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Neil is one of the best young coaches in NCAA Division 1.

Episode #84 - Steve Tashjian  

Steve Tashjian is the High Performance Director for the Columbus Crew SC and the former Head of Sports Science for Everton FC in the English Premier League.

Episode #83 - Brett Uttley  

Brett Uttley is the Assistant Coach for Rio Grande Valley FC of the USL. RGVFC is the 2nd team of the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer (MLS). Prior to that role, Brett worked as an assistant coach and strength coach for Seattle Sounders FC 2 in USL. Brett spent 4 months in Barcelona, Spain completing the MBP Master in High Performance Soccer.

Episode #82 - Mario Sanchez  

Mario Sanchez is the Head Men's Soccer Coach at Southern Illinois at Edwardsville (SIUE). Prior to his current role, Mario worked as the top assistant at Louisville, Akron, and Fresno State as well as the Head Coach at UNLV. Mario played in the early days of MLS after his collegiate playing career ended at Fresno State.

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

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