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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Nick DiMarco. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Nick DiMarco, often where they are interviewed.

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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Nick DiMarco. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Nick DiMarco, often where they are interviewed.

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Podcast 246- An Instagram Live Q and A with Nick DiMarco

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“Parts of everything are somewhat truthful.” 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 Nick DiMarco on an Instagram Live talk. Nick answers some questions from Instagram, starting with morphocycles including where the idea came from, and how they’ve communicated these ideas to their coaches. We also discuss building trust, communication, program building, and how all three of these work together for us to be best by the athletes we get to work with. 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 share Enjoy 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
Jul 22 2020 · 51mins
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Nick DiMarco- Developing Mentally Tough Athletes Through High Standards & Consistency

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Nick DiMarco- Director of Athletic Performance, Elon University

This Episode includes:

·        Overview of Elon Football’s weekly training split

·        His top 3 lower body strength development movements

·        His top 3 explosive power development movements

·        Why he doesn’t back squat and Olympic lift his athletes

·        How to build mental toughness in athletes

·        Why you should include tempo runs in your program

·        What qualities does he look for in assistant coaches

·        The Elon Sports Performance Culture defined: AED 

May 09 2020 · 50mins

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Nick DiMarco, Director of Strength & Conditioning, Elon University

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Nick has been at the forefront of innovative thinking and implementation of new ideas and programming in college sports. Nick became the director of strength and conditioning at age 25 and has shared many of his ideas on social media. We discuss the role (or lack there of) of olympic weightlifting as a means to training for team sport athletes as well as how Elon implements their speed/agility work to be transferable to sports.

Apr 21 2020 · 40mins
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Episode 2: Nick DiMarco

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We are joined this week by Nick DiMarco.  He is the Director of Sports Performance at Elon University.

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Apr 09 2020 · 59mins

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Episode 30 - Nick DiMarco - Why Not to Olympic Lift, Aerobic Reserves and If Your Life Sucks You Suck

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Nick DiMarco - Why Not to Olympic Lift, Aerobic Reserves and If Your Life Sucks You Suck

In this episode we welcome our guest, Nick DiMarco, on to the podcast. We had the opportunity to talk about skill development for athletes, how to lead other and get everyone on the same page, and finally the mindset of "If your life sucks, then you suck". This episode is filled with amazing nuggets that you will really enjoy. 

Mar 09 2020 · 1hr 9mins
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My Thoughts Monday #111- Nick DiMarco- What is Agility?

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“It’s not just running around cones that are easy to set up.” This My Thoughts Monday is brought to you by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord, ForceDecks, the GroinBar and HumanTrak. With all their products providing evidence-based solutions to performance professionals so they can get the right information, for the right decision, at the right time. Make sure to go check out all their great products at: www.valdperformance.com Nick DiMarco joins us to share what to expect from his presentation at The 2020 Seminar in this weeks My Thoughts Monday. Nick plans on sharing with us how he defines agility and the background of this. He will cover how implements agility and change of direction training, the differences between the two, and how they categorize them. He also will discuss results, what they see, and how they evaluate agility. Make sure to book your seat for what is going to be an absolutely sensational weekend for the entire profession here https://cvasps.com/the-seminar/2020-seminar/ 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 share. Enjoy 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
Nov 18 2019 · 8mins
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Outside The Rack #11- Nick DiMarco, Elon University

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What’s up everybody and welcome the 11th episode of Outside The Rack brought to you by Kinetic Performance the makers of Gymaware. In this show we are going to try to dive a little deeper into the minds of the top practitioners in the world of sport performance to learn a bit more about who they actually are and how they got to where they are at today. Today we are joined by Elon University’s Director of Strength and Conditioning, Nick DiMarco. Nick, thanks for being with us. Before we start, who is Nick DiMarco? Husband, father most importantly, teacher and a coach. 1) Describe a learning situation that brought about an epiphany in your career There is no exercise that is that important, find what’s important to the athlete. 2) If you could ask one questions and you know you would get the answer what would that be and why? How do I optimize performance for each individual? How did the world start? 3) What’s your escape? It’s trying not to spend to much time in the office, and avoid my phone as much as I can. 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 share Enjoy 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
Oct 31 2019 · 8mins
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Episode 188- Nick DiMarco- Training The 21st Century Football Player

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“If I see anything that closely resembles the game in a way that it will improve performance or improve the likelihood of keeping guys healthy then we’re definitely going to try to implement it.” “If 10 out of 10 hated it and I don’t think it’s a huge improvement, and I can do something else, then I’ll do something else if it’s going to give you the same results.” 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/. In this weeks edition of The Podcast I had the pleasure of sitting down and talk with Nick DiMarco about how he trains his football players at Elon University. After a brief intro Nick dives right into some of the unique aspects to his programming. Coach DiMarco dives down the rabbit holes of change of direction vs agility and how they train both, the impact of autonomy on training, conditioning for football, and vetting your staff to make sure they would be open to using “different” means and methods than the traditional training programs. Make sure to follow @elonperformance on Instagram and subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbzj-v6lk5J3qVk2ABLr6OQ on YouTube. 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 share. You can find sensational content just like this in The Strength Coach Network. As a member of The Strength Coach Networks, you can access over 200 hours of the highest-level lecture content just like this one for 48 hours for only $1. Follow the link below to sign up and use the code CVASPS at check out to get a 48 hour trial for only $1. Check out The Strength Coach Network 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
Jun 04 2019 · 31mins
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152: Nick DiMarco on Integration of Perception-Reaction Agility Training in Sports Performance | Sponsored by SimpliFaster

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Today’s episode features Nick DiMarco, director of sports performance at Elon University.

With a thorough understanding of training loads, and the components behind transferable agility training, Nick has a unique array of insights he brings to the coaching table.  As a former professional athlete (NY Jets and Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker in 2014), Nick is well versed in the intuitive aspects of what it takes to be a high achieving athlete.  Nick is on track to finish his PhD in Health and Human Performance at Concordia University of Chicago by early 2020.

When it comes to agility and change of direction training, there are a lot of questions on the context and integration of perception/reaction work.  At the end of the day, the more elements of sport we as coaches can engage and overload, the better, and this area of the field has exciting possibilities for transfer to athletes.

This concept follows up to the last show with Mike Guadango on the evolution of the strength coach and the sports skill industry as a whole:  Where does the role of the strength coach in terms of reactive agility training fit in the grand scheme of things?  How do we intermix the different layers of the Bondarchuk pyramid in terms of training transfer?  Does “basic agility technique” outside of reactive stimuli need to be trained or considered?

Nick covers many of these concepts and more in today’s show, as well as describing his system of categorization of perception and reaction work.   He also shares ideas on assessing the results of such a training system, which is a question that many coaches have when considering implementing the work and gauging their progress.

Today’s episode is brought to you by SimpliFaster, supplier of high-end athletic development tools, such as the Freelap timing system, kBox, Sprint 1080, and more.
Key Points

Nick’s background in perception/reaction style work
The categorization of perception/reaction elements in programming
Nick’s take on the hard skill vs. soft skill argument in agility training for sport
How Nick integrates the perception/reaction work into a training day and week
What is Nick trying to overload in the perception reaction space that athletes are not getting in their specific sport practice
How Nick’s perception reaction work fits in the grand scheme of sport coaching
Assessing the results of a perception/reaction based program
“We had guys who were great at a 5-10-5 or 3-cone drill, and then they would get on the field and were terrible football players”

“What are you trying to do in any field sport: you are either trying to evade a defender, or stay in front of an offensive guy and try to score or not let them score”

“(In regards to perception/reaction) We have a mirror category, we have a dodge category, we have a chaser category and we have a score category”

“You are never going to use that exact technique (of canned agility) no matter how engrained it is in you, when you are reacting to the environment versus a drill”

“(Regarding implementation of agility work in the week) With Tuesdays we’ll do a mirror category and chaser category, and then on Friday we’ll do a mirror or chaser category, and a score category.”

“The options in perception/reaction are limitless”

“In every sport the 1 on 1 situations are pretty critical so we’ll focus on that a lot”

“For basketball with your guards and forwards playing on the perimeter, if they can get more blow-by’s and prevent more blow-by’s as a defender, then that is a huge deal for them, so for them focusing on the mirror drills, and tight spaces (is important)…

“(In terms of training transfer, you are) trying to make the scenarios as close to the sport as you can, you’re not the sport coach, but at close as you can where it’s going to have some carryover”

“In the grand scheme of things, you are trying to get them to play the sport better”
May 31 2019 · 1hr 3mins