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270: James Baker on Strength, Plyometrics, and Movement Variety in the Process of Long-Term Athletic Development

Just Fly Performance Podcast

Today’s show is with athletic performance coach and long term athletic development expert, James Baker.  James is one of the co-founders of the LTAD Network, and is currently a Strength & Conditioning coach and Performance Support Lead at the Aspire Academy in Doha, Qatar.  James has a unique blend of skills and experience as a S&C coach, PE teacher, sport scientist and researcher.So many times in sports performance, and particularly in the sub-set of speed and power training, we look to focus on the most high intensity methods we can possibly utilize to achieve adaptations in athletes.  Or perhaps, we inquire to the optimal technical or tactical methods for the sport in front of us.Unfortunately, we don’t tend to look much at the entire, long-term process of an athlete achieving their best possible result in a sport, as well as being well balanced outside of their sport specific ventures.  To give athletes the best training experience, we need to have a thorough understanding on how they might respond various training methods along different points in their athletic journey.Look at the long term process; look at the love of movement and play outside of one’s specific sport, better understand the entire umbrella of what it means to be both human and an athleteOn today’s show, James will discuss the difference between early specialization and early engagement, and the need for athletes to love and appreciate other forms of movement and play as their sport career unfolds.  He will also take on free-moving sports like parkour in relation to ball sports, and then deliver some great ideas on progressing plyometric and strength training means over the course of an athlete’s development.For those of you who don’t work directly with growing athletes, realize that by learning more about how young athletes develop, you can learn a lot more about the mature athlete in front of you, and the process that led him or her there.Today’s episode is brought to you by SimpliFaster and Lost Empire Herbs.  For 15% off your Lost Empire Herbs order, head to www.lostempireherbs.com/justflyView more podcast episodes at the podcast homepage.Timestamps and Main Points5:02 – What key changes James feels could help young athletes as they go through the levels of sport without burning out8:49 – The importance of athletes learning to love and appreciate other forms of movement practice outside of their primary sport14:23 – James’ thoughts on early specialization versus early engagement in a sport22:05 – Thoughts on early specialization and mental burnout in sport24:44 – James take on using other/alternative sports in the course of a traditional sport training program31:01 – When to incorporate, and then intensify strength training in young athletes34:23 – Standards to “earn the barbell” in the training of young athletes40:00 – How an athlete’s peak-height-velocity timing will impact whether or not strength training will be helping them to benefit explosively as an athlete46:45 – How athletes who have less muscle mass may respond less favorably to strength training to improve speed and power outputs across a full spectrum of age ranges48:07 – How peak-height-velocity will impact an athlete’s reactivity and ground contact times51:06 – Plyometric progression ideas for young athletes in regards to pogo hops and depth jumps“The danger of athletics is kids wrap up their identity with being a sportsperson”“If anything needs to change, it’s the support network around those kids (that don’t make the next level) and helping them transition”“I think it’s a case of early engagement versus early specialization (especially in “high skill” sports)… getting them in front of good coaches early, but not having that be the only thing they do”“(Regarding how early success does not correlate heavily with later success in “physical sports”) The physical qualities create a bi...

58mins

2 Sep 2021

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James Baker (The LTAD Network): Applying the LTAD models to real life.

The LTAD Network Podcast

James Baker is a coach, educator and researcher that is passionate about helping people achieve their potential as athletes and coaches. He is one of the co-founders of the LTAD Network, previously known as Proformance Strength & Conditioning, and brings a unique blend of skills and experience as a S&C coach, PE teacher, sport scientist and researcher. He is currently a Strength & Conditioning coach and Performance Support Lead at the Aspire Academy in Doha, Qatar. Alongside his coaching responsibilities he is leading a research project on the impact of growth and maturation in youth track and field. In 2020, he received the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association’s Senior Research Award on behalf of the Aspire Academy research team. Prior to arriving at Aspire, James established a number of school based LTAD programmes in the UK, including St. Peter’s R.C. High School in Gloucester. He created and integrated a 7-year LTAD pathway into the state school Physical Education curriculum, redefining what could be offered by state secondary schools in terms of support for “Gifted and Talented” pupils. In 2017, James was awarded the United Kingdom Strength & Conditioning Associations’ S&C Coach of the Year Award for Youth Sport for his work at the school. In this episode James discusses: • The aim to make the application of LTAD coaching easy to understand and apply in a simple and practical way. • How the model has been tested in a variety of environments including the private, education and academy sectors. • Why training age/competency trumps chronological or biological age. • Differences between the female and male models. • How the model maps across to schools and sport academies. • How the model can benefit both individual coaches and organisations. • How to access the model for free here: https://education.ltadnetwork.com/course/free-resources To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk

1hr 9mins

25 Aug 2021

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Episode 114- Vaccine and Pandemic as of NOW, with Dr. James Baker

Richard Helppie's Common Bridge

A fast- paced discussion of Delta Variant, Breakthrough Infections, Gain-of-Function, Vaccine Success & Side Effects, with Dr. James Baker of Michigan Medicine.Support the show (https://RichardHelppie.com)

50mins

6 Aug 2021

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James Baker (In The D3FB Huddle) On NCAA D-III Region 2 & Liberty League Football

Noontime Sports Podcast

For the third consecutive week, Matt Noonan is joined by James Baker of In The D3FB Huddle to break down our Noontime Sports Teams to Watch in the NCAA Division III's second region, which includes a few teams in the Liberty League (LL): Hobart, Ithaca, and Union.  Noonan and Baker discuss teams on the rise in the Liberty League, as well as if Hobart, Ithaca, and Union can continue their previous success (and  momentum from 2019) this fall.  Stay connected with Noontime Sports by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, as well as follow us on Instagram at @NoontimeNation. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/noontime-sports/support

37mins

23 Jul 2021

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James Baker (In The D3FB Huddle) on CCC & Region 1 D3 Football

Noontime Sports Podcast

James Baker of In The D3FB Huddle and Matt Noonan are back for the second-straight week, which means it is time to talk some FOOTBALL (again!). On today's show, Baker and Noonan revisit some opening comments from Bob Bowlsby, who is the commissioner of the Big 12 Conference, on Wednesday during "media day" -- should college football fans be worried about the Delta variant this fall? The two hosts then transition to some early Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) football talk and what non-New England NCAA D-III football teams fans should watch in Region 1 this fall.  Stay connected with Noontime Sports by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, as well as Instagram -- follow us at @NoontimeNation --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/noontime-sports/support

39mins

16 Jul 2021

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S2 Episode 4: James Baker

Wide Open Road: The West Australian Music Podcast

The Scientists, Hoodoo Gurus, Beasts of Bourbon, and many more, his career spans 50 years and includes run-ins with some very famous faces. He still makes music and is about to release a brand new solo album. For Episode 4 of the podcast, Em and James caught up at SAE Insitute in Northbridge Hosted, recorded and produced by Em Burrows (WAM, RTRFM). Recorded at SAE Institute, Perth, 2021. The post S2 Episode 4: James Baker appeared first on Wide Open Road: The West Australian Music Podcast.

29mins

6 Jul 2021

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James Baker (In The D3FB Huddle)

Noontime Sports Podcast

James Baker, who is the co-host of In The D3FB Huddle, joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports Podcast -- the show was recorded on Monday, June 7, so you may hear something like the Boston Red Sox earned a weekend sweep of the New York Yankees.  Both Baker and Noonan discuss the past year of college athletics, specifically small college football. Additionally, the two discuss some changes coming to NCAA D-III football, along with an early outlook on what teams we should watch, both here in New England and from other parts of the country. In addition to some football talk, Noonan and Baker discuss the opening weekend of the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL), Pac-12 football games being played at 12 p.m. eastern and yes ... the Boston Red Sox (quickly, of course!).  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/noontime-sports/support

33mins

8 Jun 2021

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Programming for early and late maturing athletes, athlete case studies, and identifying gaps in development with James Baker (Senior S&C Coach at Aspire Academy)

Pacey Performance Podcast

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of National Talent ID & Senior S&C Coach at Aspire Academy, James Baker. This is the second part to a two-part episode with James so if you haven't checked out part 1, make sure you do so. In this episode James gives us some incredible insight into two case studies. They highlight how essential the monitoring of growth and maturation is in young athletes. We also dive into moving athletes from a developmental programme into a performance programme where winning is the aim. In this episode, we discussed... Talent identification - finding the best athletes in Qatar Developing an LTAD framework Integrating a new athlete into an established pathway Assessing growth and maturation Testing and profiling with a limited budget Specific competition performance James can be found on Twitter @jamesbaker_8 Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com. Enjoy PP

1hr 1min

27 May 2021

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Assessing growth and maturation, developing an LTAD framework, and talent identification with James Baker (Senior S&C Coach at Aspire Academy)

Pacey Performance Podcast

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of National Talent ID & Senior S&C Coach at Aspire Academy, James Baker. If you're working with youth athletes anywhere in the world, you should have heard or seen James' work. He has taken on a further role at Aspire, now looking after national talent ID which is a fascinating transition which is another examlpe of the wide skill set of the strength and conditioning coach. Whether you have a huge budget or a small budget, information in this podcast will give you a clearer idea of how to develop an LTAD framework. In this episode, we discussed... Talent identification - finding the best athletes in Qatar Developing an LTAD framework Integrating a new athlete into an established pathway Assessing growth and maturation Testing and profiling with a limited budget Specific competition performance James can be found on Twitter @jamesbaker_8 Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com. Enjoy PP

1hr 26mins

20 May 2021

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Reagan’s Right-Hand Man: Peter Baker Discussion on James Baker II

Reaganism

New York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker joins Reaganism  to discuss a bygone era where politics worked in Washington and the political operator who helped bring Reagan’s vision of government to life. Peter and Susan’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Man-Who-Ran-Washington-Times/dp/0385540558

1hr 3mins

19 Apr 2021

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