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Adversity University Episode 47 Featuring Arizona Coyotes High Performance Director Devan McConnell

Adversity University

Episode 46 of Adversity University featuring our guest, Arizona Coyotes High Performance Director, Devan McConnell. Co-Hosts, Sean Giles and Garrett Metcalf take some time to break down Devan's path to his strength/conditioning career and the adversity that comes with it. Devan previously spent 2 seasons with the New Jersey Devils as the Director of Performance Science and Reconditioning. Executive Producer Sam Thrutchley.

47mins

22 Mar 2021

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Podcast 247- An Instagram Live Q and A with Devan McConnell

CVASPS The Podcast

“I’ve learned a ton from them, again, about really even more specific thought processes around training a hockey player than I’ve ever thought of, and I’ve played the game for 30 years at this point.”This episode of The Podcast is brought to you by Exxentric, the makers of the kBox and kPulley. Exxentric is the world leader in fly wheel training technology providing multiple pieces to fit your budget and needs to better serve your athletes. North American customers looking for more info should contact Andreas at andreas.ahlstrom@exxentric.com or 503-739-1391. All others, or to learn more about the kBox, kPulley and flywheel training, please go to their website at: https://exxentric.com/.Recently I got to catch up with Devan McConnell on an Instagram Live talk. Devan and I talked about the novelty (at the time) of “COVID Life”, and what he was seeing up in New Jersey. Next, he shares with us what the move from college to the NHL was like, and what were some of the growing pains of the move. Devan also talks with us about special exercises, and how using specific pieces of technology in training has helped him widen his view to how they can better serve their players. We finish off talking about communication, and how much he has learned from the players upon arriving with The Devils. We are hoping to provide the best possible content for strength coaches with each of our shows. If feel this could provide value for anyone else in the strength and conditioning field please feel free to shareEnjoy the content? Then you should check out The Strength Coach Network!We built The Strength Coach Network to provide you three ways become the best practitioner possible. First, each month we add a new lecture from one of the best practitioners in the world to help keep you and your staff up to date with what the best of the best are doing with their athletes RIGHT NOW! Secondly, the forum provides you a new avenue to connect with practitioners around the world to find a unique point of view from coaches all over the world when it comes to career advice, training ideas, or any aspect of our lives in coaching. Finally, you get exclusive discounts on all products CVASPS related, INCLUDING your seat at The Seminar! When you add those three in with our library of over 100 sensational lectures, including all of those from The Central Virginia Sport Performance Seminar, you have found your one stop shop for continuing education for you and your staff. Make sure you hop over today and get your first 48 hours for only $1 by using the link here: https://strengthcoachnetwork.com/cvasps/#StrengthCoach, #StrengthAndConditioningCoach, #Podcast, #LearningAtLunch, #TheSeminar, #SportsTraining, #PhysicalPreparation, #TheManual, #SportTraining,#SportPerformance, #HumanPerformance, #StrengthTraining, #SpeedTraining, #Training, #Coach, #Performance, #Sport, #HighPerformance, #VBT, #VelocityBasedTraining, #TriphasicTraining, #Plyometrics

40mins

28 Jul 2020

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Upper Left Performance #30 Devan McConnell & Stephen Volek - Constructing High Performance Throughout an NHL Organization

Upper Left Performance

This week I am lucky to be joined by not one, but two members of the New Jersey Devils performance staff. Director of Performance/Reconditioning Coach Devan McConnell and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Devil's AHL affiliate in Binghamton, Stephen Volek are live on the pod talking their performance model.Both guys bring a wealth of hockey experience to the table here and it was particularly insightful hearing how much they utilize every member of the organization to influence performance. Together, these guys outline the importance of the analytics staff, coaches, players and trainers in relation to developing tangible metrics to assess performance and necessary interventions. They also shine a light on the technology being used including force plates, GPS data and HR monitoring.In a time where traditional strength coaching is no longer the sole role of a coach, it was refreshing to hear about all the ways we can influence performance and involve ourselves in establishing a culture of winning. Thanks to these two for discussing their process in moving the industry forward!You can find Devan's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Intent-Practical-Approach-Athletic-Development/dp/1946702099Devan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/dmcconnell29/Devan's Twitter: https://twitter.com/DMcConnell29Stephen's Twitter: https://twitter.com/SVolek0927

1hr 8mins

27 Jul 2020

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Simplifying Energy System Development with Devan McConnell

The Minimum Effective Dose

In this episode, Mike speaks with Devan McConnell, the Director of Performance Science and Reconditioning with the New Jersey Devils and former Head of Hockey Performance and Sports Science at the University of Massuchusetts. Mike and Devan talk about energy system development. This episode is a fantastic combination of sport science, empirical evidence and trial and error. Coaches, if you are looking for pertinent information on how you can simplify your energy system development protocols, don’t miss this. Connect with Devan and the New Jersey Devils: Devan McConnell on Instagram New Jersey Devils Connect with Mike: Mike Perry on Instagram Mike Perry on Facebook Skill of Strength: Skill of Strength Online Training Contact Skill of Strength Skill of Strength Instagram Skill of Strength Facebook Skill of Strength YouTube Oh, and please make sure to share the episodes that motivate you and move you in the right direction.

22 Jul 2020

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How to be Successful as a Strength Coach – Private Gyms vs. Team with Devan McConnell

The Minimum Effective Dose

In this episode, Mike speaks with Devan McConnell, the Director of Performance Science and Reconditioning with the New Jersey Devils and former Head of Hockey Performance and Sports Science at the University of Massuchusetts. In the episode, Mike and Devan share their journey and give you invaluable advice on how to be successful in the private sector, but also in team sports! Connect with Devan: Devan McConnell on Instagram Connect with Mike: Mike Perry on Instagram Mike Perry on Facebook Skill of Strength: Skill of Strength Online Training Contact Skill of Strength Skill of Strength Instagram Skill of Strength Facebook Skill of Strength YouTube Oh, and please make sure to share the episodes that motivate you and move you in the right direction.

1hr 24mins

4 Jun 2020

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Episode 39 (2020) Devan McConnell

Performance Talk

Devan McConnell is the Director of Performance Science and Reconditioning with the New Jersey Devils of the NHL. In this role, he oversees the integration and application of sport and performance science technologies, systems, and practices. In addition, he assists with the day-to-day performance training of all National Hockey League athletes within the organization, oversees the return-to-play training of injured athletes and assists with the organizational vision and directive of the Performance department, at both the NHL and AHL levels. Prior to his appointment in New Jersey, he was the Head of Hockey Performance and Sport Science at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. In this role, he was responsible for the oversight and development of all aspects of physical development for the Ice Hockey team, including strength, speed, and power development, energy system development, nutrition, recovery and regeneration, physiological monitoring, sport science, technology integration, as well as coordination of analytics, long term athletic development, and tactical periodization. In addition to this role, he is responsible for the physical development of the Field Hockey team. Prior to joining UMass Lowell, McConnell served as the Sports Performance Coordinator at Stanford University from 2008-11. He worked closely with the women's basketball team, along with men's and women's volleyball, all of which were regulars in the NCAA Tournament. During his tenure, Women’s basketball competed in 3 straight Final Fours, the Women’s volleyball team competed in two Final Fours, the men's volleyball program won the 2010 NCAA Championship.

56mins

29 May 2020

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Episode 68: Devan McConnell

InGoal Radio Podcast

This one may be our longest feature to date as David Hutchison sits down to talk sport science and goaltending with InGoal Member, and New Jersey Devils Director of Performance Science & Reconditioning Coach, Devan McConnell. We talk about what makes goaltenders different from a physiology and biomechanics perspective, injury prevention, efficient training and recovery in the midst of challenging schedules – in the NHL or minor hockey – our specific needs in training and in practice and much more. McConnell is not just an NHL Sport Science Director who works with the likes of MacKenzie Blackwood and Cory Schneider, he is a goaltender himself who played and coached at the college level. This interview is packed with knowledge that will help goaltenders and coaches at all levels.

1hr 33mins

5 May 2020

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The big leagues with Devan McConnell, New Jersey Devils Director of Performance Science and Reconditioning

Life Well Dunn Podcast

Welcome Back to the Life Well Dunn Podcast! As a quick reminder, please subscribe, rate, leave and a comment, and share with friends! On this episode, Brian is joined by the Director of Performance Science and Reconditioning with the New Jersey Devils. The boys get to rapping about training seasons, Devan's path from youth hockey player to college coach and now the pros, struggles and opportunities, and Devan's co-authored book,"Intent: A practical approach to applied sport science for athletic development." If you are interested in knowing about the day to day operations of a pro hockey player, their performance team, or what opportunities there are in pro sports for strength and conditioning related careers, this episode is for you. You can find Devan on Instagram @dmcconnell29 and Brian @lifewelldunn Feel free to reach out to either of them! Enjoy the episode!

1hr 1min

26 Apr 2020

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Devan McConnell on Transitioning to the NHL

The Hockey Strength Podcast

On episode #77 of the Hockey Strength Podcast, we sit down with Devan McConnell, the Director of Performance Science and Reconditioning with the New Jersey Devils. We discuss: - Devan's role with the team, from data collection to working with injured players. - His collaboration with the entire hockey performance department in New Jersey - How he balances limited time for training and attacking the "one percent" despite a condensed schedule and hectic travel. - Why building relationships is paramount for strength coaches. - How Devan inspired a college hockey team to read books and write papers. - Devan's recommended reading. You can find links to resources (including his book on applied sports science) in the show notes at hockeystrengthandconditioning.com

30mins

24 Apr 2020

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The Speed Podcast Ep. 40 - Devan McConnell

The Speed Podcast

It was a pleasure having Devan McConnell on the podcast. Devan is the head sports performance coach at UMass Lowell. He is responsible for the oversight and development of all aspects of physical development for the Ice Hockey team, including strength, speed, and power development, energy system development, nutrition, recovery and regeneration, physiological monitoring, sport science, technology integration, as well as coordination of analytics, long term athletic development, and tactical periodization. In addition to this role, he is responsible for the physical development of the Field Hockey team. Twitter: https://twitter.com/DMcConnell29?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

1hr 1min

17 Apr 2019

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