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 #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

Episode #61 - DC Freedman & Jason Sisneros  

Dan "DC" 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 DC'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 DC 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. DC can be found on Twitter @DCFreedman and you can check out his books at http://www.jamiejohnson.org

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

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