Whether it be the daily commute or early morning cardio, cooking dinner or doing the chores, walking the mall or relaxing poolside on a weekend – podcasts are a great way to conveniently sneak in a little extra learning for the week. In this weekly installment, I share with you a shortlist of listen-worthy podcasts – old and new – to check out this week. Enjoy!
Today I’ll be sharing two tremendous podcasts from the Central VA Sports Performance Podcast…
The Central VA Sports Performance Podcast – Episode #33 – “Baylor University Athletic Performance – The Program”
The CVASP Podcast is a treasure trove of Sports Performance knowledge. With each episode ranging from roughly 30 minutes to an hour, they pack a ton of information into the perfect amount of time for your 1-way daily commute, or for the round-trip.
Today I wanted to share two of CVASP’s podcast, including their newest installment – an interview with members of the Baylor Sports Performance staff. For me, personally, Baylor University is one of those schools that carries a ton of intrigue – along with schools like Stanford and Oregon – because they produce some freakish athletes, while they seem – from the outside looking in -to do so using highly innovative and intellectual methods.
The CVASP Podcast does a great job of drawing some of this information out of their staff, as they discuss their levels system that they progress their athletes through, how they assess readiness and preparedness, and much, much more. Definitely a great listen!
The Central VA Sports Performance Podcast – Episode #30 – “Jayhawk Research, Coaching, & Performance Team – Collaborations in Training”
Sticking with the CVASP Podcast and the theme of innovative and integrative sports performance teams, I also wanted to share another great podcast, this one conducted with Andrea Hudy, of Kansas University, and Dr. Andy Fry. Together, along with their performance staff, they have put together one of the leading strength & conditioning programs in the country, especially in terms of integrating research and technology into daily training protocols (not to mention all of the success that Coach Hudy’s teams have seen under her tenure).
This podcast touches on how the Jayhawks assess readiness on a daily basis, how the performance staff gets “buy-in” from the sport-coaches when it comes to new data-driven methodologies, and much more.
If this isn’t enough, Coach Hudy is a former NSCA National Collegiate Strength Coach of the Year Award winner, and has many national championships in Men’s and Women’s Basketball to her credit. Any chance you can listen to her speak – you should be doing it!