[PODCAST] Sports science professionals share tips for high performance

By Keith Grabowski | Posted 8/15/2018


Dr. Douglas Casa

Dr. Casa has studied and educated people on exertional heat stroke, heat-related illnesses, preventing sudden death in sport and hydration. He is the chief executive officer of the Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) at the University of Connecticut. KSI works to prevent sudden death in sport by means of education, advocacy, public policy, research, media outreach and publications.

Topic: Why the first few days of practice are crucial

Anna Turner

Turner is a registered dietitian with St. Vincent Sports Performance. She works with the Indiana Fever and the Butler University basketball program. She also assists with the NFL Combine prep program.

Topics: The game-day meal; Foods to help inflammation; 3 recommendations for coaches on nutrition

Erik Korem

Korem is the director of sports science for the Houston Texans.

Topics: Sleep recommendation for athletes; Implications for early morning workouts; Helping athletes with rest before and after a game

Micah Kurtz

Micah Kurtz, a nationally recognized strength and Conditioning Coach, is currently the strength and conditioning coach AC Flora High School, and he previously worked at the University of South Carolina. Kurtz has been named the South Carolina Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year in both 2013 and 2014.

Topic: Varsity athletes’ in-season program

Brett Bartholomew

Brett Bartholomew is a strength and conditioning coach, author, consultant and founder of Bartholomew Strength, a performance coaching and consulting company.

Topic: Combating “copy and paste” coaching

Dr. Greg Myer

Dr. Greg Myer is the director of research and The Human Performance Laboratory for the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He maintains his primary faculty appointment in the departments of Pediatrics and Orthopaedic Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. During the past decade, Dr. Myer has published over 300 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and has published books and several book chapters related to his research on the biomechanics of knee injuries, sports performance and knee injury prevention training.

Topic: Integrating injury prevention into practice

Andrew Murray

Murray serves as the director of performance and sports science at the University of Oregon.

Topic: Coaches need to monitor loads in practice

Dr. Ken Clark

Dr. Clark has a PhD in Applied Physiology and Biomechanics, researches human performance and is a strength and conditioning coach. He also serves as an assistant professor in the department of kinesiology at West Chester (Pa.) University.

Topic: Drills to help top-end speed

Shawn Myszka

Shawn Myszka is the pro performance director of Explosive Edge Athletics in Minneapolis where he consults several NFL athletes.

Topic: How you teach agility and reaction on the field


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