The Locker Room Podcast - Deely Sport Science
High Performance Coaching & Sport Science

High Performance Coaching & Sport Science

June 30, 2020

Ciaran, Joe and Ross this week discuss setting up a high performance model of coaching and sport science- while looking back on their 4 years working with the London Gaelic football team as Manager, Coach and Head of Performance respectively. The analyse what makes a good coach; how to design a player Individual Action Plan (IAP); their experience of devising Position Essentials for their team; how to build and scaffold a training session & weekly training plan; and some practical advice for coaches on how to implement elite-level sport science support for your team.

The Locker Room Podcast is run by the people at Deely Sport Science - an online community of coaches membership club for Coaches, Sport Scientists and S&C Coaches www.DeelySportScience.com

 

The Rob Pacey Interview- S&C, Podcasts & 2nd Incomes

The Rob Pacey Interview- S&C, Podcasts & 2nd Incomes

June 21, 2020

Ross & Ciaran are joined this week by world-renowned Podcaster Rob Pacey- host of the Pacey Performance Podcast- to discuss trends in the S&C world; what makes a really good practitioner & guest; how his playing career later helped his coaching career; what are some of the additional skills to create a second income stream; and what are the next steps for his extremely successful podcast show. You can follow Rob on Twitter at @Strengthofsc

This episode is supported by RYPT - who offer the best software package for fitness professionals & gyms and gives you the ability to offer online programmes and support for your teams & clients. Their clients include DSS, Kerry GAA and Swim Ireland. Find out more at www.RYPT.app

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GAA CoVid emergency- is it Club v County?

GAA CoVid emergency- is it Club v County?

June 12, 2020

Journalist John Fogarty from the Irish Examiner newspaper joins Ciaran and Joe to discuss the Club v County championship fixture stand-off hurtling down the tracks for the GAA. Has this been an unavoidable PR disaster for the GAA; what routes are different counties taking; are County Boards too weak to stand up to the Senior Inter county Managers; and what's Davy Fitz saying about it all?

This episode is supported by RYPT - who offer the best software package for fitness professionals & gyms and gives you the ability to offer online programmes and support for your teams & clients. Their clients include DSS, Kerry GAA and Swim Ireland. Find out more at www.RYPT.app 

GAA ‘Return to Play’ Framework

GAA ‘Return to Play’ Framework

June 7, 2020

Ciaran and Joe are joined by Dr Sean Carmody- a doctor working in pro football- and Ryan McLaughlin- sport scientist at STATSports and S&C Coach for the Donegal Senior Hurling team- to speak about the GAA's 'Return to Play' framework. We break down the phases, give advice on what activities & practices you can use with your players, and some of the issues that may crop up for the GAA in this whole process. We also discuss Ryan's Player Proximity Report for the GAA and Sean's BJSM journal article on Risk Assessment for the recommencement of professional sport.

This episode is supported by RYPT - who offer the best software package for fitness professionals & gyms and gives you the ability to offer online programmes and support for your teams & clients. Their clients include DSS, Kerry GAA and Swim Ireland. Find out more at www.RYPT.app 

 

Lessons from London GAA- Part 1

Lessons from London GAA- Part 1

June 2, 2020

Ciaran, Joe and Ross this week look back on their 4 years working with the London Gaelic football team as Manager, Coach and Head of Performance respectively. In this part 1, they discuss lessons learned good and bad, how important having specific support staff involved is, how they changed the culture around the team and the steps they took in setting up a high performance model.

The Rich Clarke Interview - COD, Agility & the UKSCA

The Rich Clarke Interview - COD, Agility & the UKSCA

May 26, 2020

QPR FC Sport Scientists Ciaran Deely & Ross Bennett are this week joined by Lecturer and Researcher Rich Clarke- the Agility guru- to talk about Change of Direction, Agility and the UKSCA, of which Rich is currently a Board Member. In the first half, Rich and the lads discuss some challenging topics about the role of the UKSCA, its exam processes, and how Graduates can make themselves stand out from the crowd. In the second half, Rich speaks about factors involved in training COD & agility; challenges in testing change of direction; and his 'Deceleration Deficit' concept. Not one to be missed! www.DeelySportScience.com

Bonus Episode- How to break into the Sport Science industry

Bonus Episode- How to break into the Sport Science industry

May 22, 2020

Coach and Sport Scientist Ciaran Deely is joined by regular co-host Ross Bennett- QPR FC Academy Head of Performance- and also by QPR S&C Coach and recent Sport Science Graduate Ben Smalley to chat about how to break into the professional sports industry, and lessons they've all learned along the way. They also analyse the positives and negatives of the UKSCA accreditation process. A must watch episode for any graduates or people who are interested in the S&C/Sport Science industry in general. www.DeelySportScience.com

Sports Journalism & Writing Books - with Michael Foley & Declan Bogue

Sports Journalism & Writing Books - with Michael Foley & Declan Bogue

May 19, 2020

Interviewing famous players in the modern era, dealing with managers, writing engaging articles, telling a good story, and what makes a book a piece of literature- it's all covered in this week's episode!

Ciaran and Joe are this week joined by The Sunday Times journalist and writer Michael Foley and freelance journalist and writer Declan Bogue to discuss the current state of play of sports journalism and media; alongside a fascinating discussion on writing books and what makes a good story. Declan touches on his critically acclaimed book- 'This is our year' and the ensuing controversy with Kevin Cassidy and Jim McGuinness; as well as a touching story about the former Derry player who received the backing of his local community off the back of a hard-hitting article. Michael discusses his books- 'Harte' the autobiography of Mickey Harte; the award-winning 'Kings of September'; and the touching story of the 14 men, women and children who were killed on Bloody Sunday in Croke Park in 1920 in 'The Bloodied Field'. Michael also tells us the best GAA character he has ever interviewed- you may be surprised by it!

The Chris Ramsey Interview - Developing the Individual Player

The Chris Ramsey Interview - Developing the Individual Player

May 12, 2020

Sport Scientists Ciaran Deely & Ross Bennett are joined by Chris Ramsey- the world-renowned football coach at Tottenham Hotspurs, QPR and The FA, and former First Team Manager in the Premier League and Championship. Chris speaks about coaching the individual player in the team setting; positional essentials; what is the zone of proximal development (ZPD); how to design a player's individual learning plan (ILP); bringing through Harry Kane at Tottenham Academy; losing a FA Cup Final to Man Utd at Wembley in 1983 in front of 99,000 people; and some thoughts around what makes a good sport scientist and S&C coach in his eyes.

The Bernard Jackman Interview- How to build a High Performance team

The Bernard Jackman Interview- How to build a High Performance team

May 5, 2020

Ciaran, Ross & Joe are joined by Bernard Jackman, the legendary Leinster, Connacht, Sale Sharks and Irish Rugby Union player. Bernard speaks about his long coaching & playing Rugby career- which also took in coaching in France, Wales and Ireland- about how to build a High Performance team; Personal Development Plans (PDPs) for his players & staff; and what it was like to train every day with the like of Brian O Driscol & Gordan Darcy and how, in his own words, he was the 'piano-pusher' to their 'piano-player'!

The lads also celebrated the return of Joe Coulter from his sacking from the Podcast last week...due to popular people power/outrage. So we had to give The People what they want, even if it ends in disaster!

How to make your Players Faster with Max Speed Training

How to make your Players Faster with Max Speed Training

April 28, 2020

Ciaran is joined first by Ross Bennett (QPR FC Academy Head of Performance) to discuss Max Speed development and making your players fasters; and later by QPR Sport Scientist and recent Graduate Ben Smalley to chat about how to break into the professional sports industry, and lessons he's learned along the way. Ross & Ciaran wonder how Ben managed to slip by their quality control net to get into their department at the club, and Ross & Ben have a fight about what day to programme your speed work (Ross won!!).

What now for Sports? When will the GAA & Premier League seasons return?

What now for Sports? When will the GAA & Premier League seasons return?

April 21, 2020

Coach and Sport Scientist Ciaran Deely is joined by Joe Coulter & Ross Bennett to discuss where sport goes from here; when will our GAA & football seasons return, if ever; and does it really matter?

We also discuss the UK Govt's slow response to the CoVid-19 crisis; Ross' new podcast logo choice; Joe bankrupting London GAA with his exorbitant wages demands; and Ciaran having pints of Guinness with the GAA hierarchy in Croke Park at Congress...before getting sacked!