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SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team development, performance, and education.

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SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team development, performance, and education.

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5 stars from Coach Dan Allison and the Inflow Team

By CoachDanAllison - Nov 01 2017
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Love the podcast and all that Coach Taylor does to push the industry in a positive direction!

Great podcast

By BigMo60607070 - Jun 25 2015
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Great podcast! Top notch guests and great questions! Keep up the great work!

iTunes Ratings

81 Ratings
Average Ratings
76
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2

5 stars from Coach Dan Allison and the Inflow Team

By CoachDanAllison - Nov 01 2017
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Love the podcast and all that Coach Taylor does to push the industry in a positive direction!

Great podcast

By BigMo60607070 - Jun 25 2015
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Great podcast! Top notch guests and great questions! Keep up the great work!
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SMARTER Team Training

Latest release on Jun 08, 2016

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Andrea Hudy: A STT Exclusive

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Andrea Hudy joined the Kansas staff as the associate director of strength and conditioning in September 2004. She was promoted to Assistant Athletics Director for Sport Performance in July 2008. Since her arrival Hudy has handled the strength and conditioning responsibilities for the KU men’s and women’s basketball team. Currently Hudy oversees the Anderson Strength and Conditioning Complex for all KU sports except football. Hudy came to Kansas after nine and a half years at the University of Connecticut, where she worked closely with the Huskies’ national champion men’s and women’s basketball teams. In all, Hudy was part of eight national championship teams while at Connecticut – two men’s basketball; five women’s basketball; and one men’s soccer. She’s worked with 19 Jayhawks who went on to play professional basketball. Overall, she’s worked with 37 student-athletes who went on to play in the NBA and 21 who went on to play in the WNBA. She was honored as 2012 Strength Coach of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too.Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on iTunes and iHeartRadio at http://sttpodcast.com . Join STT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . Subscribe to STT on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . And follow us on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SMARTERTeam . SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team development, performance, and education. By incorporating the SMARTER Team Training programs into your year round athletic development program, you will decrease your injury potential, increase individual athleticism, and maximize your team training time.

Oct 12 2014

26mins

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Rank #2: Todd Gongwer: A STT Exclusive

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Todd Gongwer is a Husband, Father, Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author, and former college basketball Coach who is passionate about helping others discover their purpose in leadership and in life! He has spent over twenty years developing his expertise in the areas of leadership and team dynamics through a wide range of experiences spanning the world of business and athletics. He has held executive level positions in companies ranging from entrepreneurial start-up to public entity. In addition, Todd served as an assistant college basketball coach for one of the most successful programs in the country during the 1990’s. Since writing Lead…for God’s Sake! Todd has become a sought after speaker, teacher, and coach on the subject of leadership throughout the nation.

The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too.

Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on iTunes at http://sttpodcast.com . Join STT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . Subscribe to STT on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . And follow us on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SMARTERTeam . SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team development, performance, and education. By incorporating the SMARTER Team Training programs into your year round athletic development program, you will decrease your injury potential, increase individual athleticism, and maximize your team training time.

Sep 29 2013

32mins

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Rank #3: Ken Mannie: A STT Exclusive

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Ken Mannie enters his 18th year as Michigan State’s head strength and conditioning coach for football, while additionally directing and overseeing the strength and conditioning programs for all men’s and women’s sports. Mannie has been a keynote speaker and roundtable participant at several national conventions and seminars. In both 2006 and 2007, Mannie was named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in recognition for his numerous and ongoing educational efforts in the field of strength and conditioning and in bringing awareness to the anabolic drug abuse problem in sports. He has been recognized and is widely-published on his adamant stance against performance-enhancing drugs.

The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too.

Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on iTunes at http://tinyurl.com/sttonitunes . Join STT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . Subscribe to STT on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . And follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SMARTERTeam . SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team development, performance, and education. By incorporating the SMARTER Team Training programs into your year round athletic development program, you will decrease your injury potential, increase individual athleticism, and maximize your team training time.

Jun 24 2012

38mins

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Rank #4: Danielle LaFata: A STT Exclusive

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Danielle LaFata is a Registered Dietitian who earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Central Michigan University. She then went on to earn her Master’s degree in nutrition and food science from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and is a board certified specialist in sports dietetics. Danielle is the Director of Performance Nutrition for Athletes’ Performance. She leads the AP Nutrition Department in developing and implementing nutrition programming for the professional & tactical athlete, various sports teams, college and youth athletes as well as for the general population. She also works closely with the education team to develop and deliver sports nutrition education not just to the athletes, but personal trainers, strength & conditioning coaches and other health industry professionals from around the world. Providing nutrition education and programming to groups and individuals is a primary focus in her work. She is a member of the American Academy of Dietetics (AND), the Sports Cardiovascluar and Wellness Nutritionists (SCAN) as well as the Collegiate Professional and Sports Dietetics Association (CPSDA) organizations.  She is also past President of the Arizona Dietetic Association-Central District.

The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too.

Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on iTunes at http://sttpodcast.com . Join STT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . Subscribe to STT on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . And follow us on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SMARTERTeam . SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team development, performance, and education. By incorporating the SMARTER Team Training programs into your year round athletic development program, you will decrease your injury potential, increase individual athleticism, and maximize your team training time.

Sep 15 2013

34mins

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Rank #5: Brian Cain: A STT Exclusive

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Brian Cain is one of the worlds most sought after mental conditioning and peak performance coaches.  He is also one of the top young motivational speakers and a #1 best selling inspirational author.  An educational leader who has worked with and mentored some of the best athletic programs at the college and high school level as well as world champion coaches and athletes, Cain will give you the mental skills necessary to perform at your best when it means the most.

The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too.

Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on iTunes at http://sttpodcast.com . Join STT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . Subscribe to STT on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . And follow us on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SMARTERTeam . SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team development, performance, and education. By incorporating the SMARTER Team Training programs into your year round athletic development program, you will decrease your injury potential, increase individual athleticism, and maximize your team training time.

Sep 22 2013

33mins

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Rank #6: Mark Verstegen: A STT Exclusive

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An internationally-recognized leader and innovator in the world of athletic performance training, Mark Verstegen is Founder and President of Athletes' Performance, which has set the standard for providing athletes with cutting-edge training based on the latest in sports science. Athletes' Performance has trained many of the top champions in the world of sports at their state-of-the-art facilities, where Verstegen and his team have implemented many of his unique and breakthrough concepts in athletic performance.

The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too.

Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on iTunes at http://tinyurl.com/sttonitunes . Join STT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . Subscribe to STT on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . And follow us on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SMARTERTeam . SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team development, performance, and education. By incorporating the SMARTER Team Training programs into your year round athletic development program, you will decrease your injury potential, increase individual athleticism, and maximize your team training time.

Mar 04 2012

31mins

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Rank #7: Gunnar Peterson: A STT Exclusive

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Gunnar Peterson is a Beverly Hills-based personal trainer whose clients include celebrities, professional athletes, and everyday people. Gunnar works with each client on an individual basis, focusing on achieving long-term results through challenging and constantly varied workouts. He is widely recognized for his expertise in functional training and his commitment to developing and implementing innovative fitness techniques. With over 20 years in the fitness industry, Gunnar's dynamic approach, boundless energy and humor only add to the effectiveness of the experience his clients enjoy.

The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too.

Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on iTunes at http://tinyurl.com/sttonitunes . Join STT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . Subscribe to STT on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . And follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SMARTERTeam . SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team development, performance, and education. By incorporating the SMARTER Team Training programs into your year round athletic development program, you will decrease your injury potential, increase individual athleticism, and maximize your team training time.

May 27 2012

27mins

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Rank #8: Ted Rath: A STT Exclusive

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Ted Rath is the Detroit Lions assistant strength and conditioning coach. Before accepting the position with the Lions, he worked as a graduate assistant and was later promoted to assistant director of strength and conditioning at his alma mater, the University of Toledo. Rath was a linebacker for the Rockets (2003-2006) during which time the team went to two bowl games and captured multiple conference championships.

The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too.

Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on iTunes at http://sttpodcast.com . Join STT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . Subscribe to STT on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . And follow us on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SMARTERTeam . SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team development, performance, and education. By incorporating the SMARTER Team Training programs into your year round athletic development program, you will decrease your injury potential, increase individual athleticism, and maximize your team training time.

Oct 27 2013

32mins

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Rank #9: Lee Taft: A STT Exclusive

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Lee Taft was born in and raised in Whitehall, New York. Lee was a 4 sport athlete in Whitehall having played football, basketball, track, and tennis. In college Lee played 4 years of basketball and 2 years of tennis. It was during his college years that Lee became motivated to learn all he could about strength and conditioning and mainly speed training. Lee noticed that there was not much information on training for court and field sport speed. So he has spent the past 2 decades observing, studying, questioning, and creating systems to achieve optimal court and field sport movement.

The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too.

Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on iTunes at http://tinyurl.com/sttonitunes . Join STT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . Subscribe to STT on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . And follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SMARTERTeam . SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team development, performance, and education. By incorporating the SMARTER Team Training programs into your year round athletic development program, you will decrease your injury potential, increase individual athleticism, and maximize your team training time.

May 13 2012

1hr 58mins

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Rank #10: Dr. Wayne Westcott: A STT Exclusive

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Dr. Wayne Westcott has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Fitness Professionals, the Healthy American Fitness Leader Award from the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, and the Roberts-Gulick Award from the YMCA Association of Professional Directors, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Governor’s Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports, and the NOVA 7 Exercise Program Award from Fitness Management Magazine.

The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too.

Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on iTunes at http://tinyurl.com/sttonitunes . Join STT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . Subscribe to STT on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . And follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SMARTERTeam . SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team development, performance, and education. By incorporating the SMARTER Team Training programs into your year round athletic development program, you will decrease your injury potential, increase individual athleticism, and maximize your team training time.

Aug 05 2012

32mins

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Rank #11: David Deets: A STT Exclusive

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One of the most well respected men’s basketball strength coaches in the country, David Deets has been a featured speaker at national conferences and was one of seven individuals in Nike Basketball’s SPARQ program.  The Nike SPARQ program developed new testing measures for several sports with Coach Deets contributing to the basketball standards. Prior to joining Anderson and his staff at Arkansas, David Deets spent five years at Missouri.  He was instrumental in the renovations of Sally O. Nichols weight room and mentored four National Strength and Conditioning All-Americans. Coach Deets off-season etiquette with the Tigers was instrumental in Missouri’s three NCAA tournament runs and Big 12 Tournament Championship in 2009.

The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too.

Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on iTunes at http://tinyurl.com/sttonitunes . Join STT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . Subscribe to STT on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . And follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SMARTERTeam . SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team development, performance, and education. By incorporating the SMARTER Team Training programs into your year round athletic development program, you will decrease your injury potential, increase individual athleticism, and maximize your team training time.

Jul 22 2012

29mins

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Rank #12: Mike Bradley: A STT Exclusive

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Michael Bradley is a twenty-year veteran of college coaching. He is currently the Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach at Florida State University. Bradley has previously coached at Stanford University, the University of Miami, the United State Military Academy at West Point, the University of South Carolina and Southern Methodist University. He is on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Resistance Trainers and has authored several chapters and articles for various books, journals and newsletters.

The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too.

Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on iTunes at http://tinyurl.com/sttonitunes . Join STT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . Subscribe to STT on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . And follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SMARTERTeam . SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team development, performance, and education. By incorporating the SMARTER Team Training programs into your year round athletic development program, you will decrease your injury potential, increase individual athleticism, and maximize your team training time.

Jun 10 2012

31mins

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Rank #13: Alan Stein: A STT Exclusive

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Alan Stein is the owner of Stronger Team and the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the nationally renowned, Nike Elite DeMatha Catholic High School boys basketball program. He spent 7 years serving a similar position with the Montrose Christian basketball program. Alan brings a wealth of valuable experience to his training arsenal after years of extensive work with elite high school, college, and NBA players.

The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too.

Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on iTunes athttp://tinyurl.com/sttonitunes . Join STT on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . Subscribe to STT on YouTube athttp://www.youtube.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . And follow us on twitter athttp://www.twitter.com/SMARTERTeam . SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team development, performance, and education. By incorporating the SMARTER Team Training programs into your year round athletic development program, you will decrease your injury potential, increase individual athleticism, and maximize your team training time.

Apr 15 2012

32mins

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Rank #14: Matt Gifford: A STT Exclusive

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Matt Gifford is a sports performance coach at NX Level in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Gifford's expertise in sprint and sport speed has helped make NX Level one of the most successful midwest performance centers.  Youth, high school, collegiate, and professional athletes, along with average Joe's have benefited from his cueing, programming and motivation. Coach Giff is a UW-Whitewater graduate and started for the 2007 National Champion Warhawks Football team at wide receiver. Gifford also appeared in the Ultimate Fighter "TUF" season 20 as a S&C Coach for Team Pettis. He is an NSCA speaker, Level 1 USATF certified coach and Proud Altis (World Athletics Center) apprentice.The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too.Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on iTunes and iHeartRadio at http://sttpodcast.com . Join STT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . Subscribe to STT on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . And follow us on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SMARTERTeam . SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team development, performance, and education. By incorporating the SMARTER Team Training programs into your year round athletic development program, you will decrease your injury potential, increase individual athleticism, and maximize your team training time.

Dec 13 2015

32mins

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Rank #15: Bryan Miller: A STT Exclusive

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Bryan Miller is in his first year working at the United States Naval Academy as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for Football.  Prior to Navy, Bryan served as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Oregon State University for over 9 years and oversaw the physical preparation and sports performance for all teams and was the Head Strength Coach for Football, Volleyball and Women’s Gymnastics.  During his time at Oregon State University, Bryan was the NSCA State Director for Oregon and was a member of the Nike Sparq Performance Network from 2012-2015.  Before moving to the West Coast, Bryan worked at the University of Wisconsin as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach working with Football, Women’s Basketball, Volleyball and Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey from 2004-2006.  Prior to Wisconsin, Bryan served as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Northern Illinois University from 2000-2004.  During his time at Northern Illinois, Bryan worked as an intern for the Chicago Bulls during the 2001, 2002 and 2003 off seasons.  From 1999-2000 Bryan worked as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at North Park University.  Bryan started his coaching career as an intern at Northwestern University from 1998-1999.The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too.Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on iTunes and iHeartRadio at http://sttpodcast.com . Join STT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . Subscribe to STT on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . And follow us on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SMARTERTeam . SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team development, performance, and education. By incorporating the SMARTER Team Training programs into your year round athletic development program, you will decrease your injury potential, increase individual athleticism, and maximize your team training time.

Dec 06 2015

32mins

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Rank #16: Buddy Morris: A STT Exclusive

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Buddy Morris is the Arizona Cardinals strength and conditioning coach. Previously with the Cleveland Browns where he worked with current Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, Morris returned to the NFL after working at the collegiate level for 19 years. A native of South Park, PA, Morris has an extensive background in strength and conditioning dating back to his first job at his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh, where he began his coaching career in 1980 in the first of his three stints with the Panthers. He worked under head coach Jackie Sherrill from 1980-89 and aided in the development of future NFL Hall of Famers Dan Marino, Rickey Jackson, Chris Doleman and Russ Grimm. During that period, Morris helped train 13 first round NFL draft picks and 15 first-team All-Americans. After working as the wellness director for the Horizon Hospital System in Sharon, PA from 1989-97, Morris returned to Pittsburgh and worked from 1997-2001. During his second tenure at Pitt, the Panthers made three bowl appearances: the 1997 Liberty Bowl, the 2000 Insight.com Bowl and the 2001 Tangerine Bowl. Morris also developed the moniker for the Panthers strength and conditioning program, “The Pitt Iron Works.” In 2009, Muscle & Fitness Magazine name Morris’ gym one of the 10 toughest in America. Morris then joined Butch Davis and the Cleveland Browns for three seasons before working at the University of Buffalo in 2006 as its Director of Sports Performance. After one season in Buffalo, he went back for his third stint at Pitt under head coach Dave Wannstedt where he worked from 2007-10. The Panthers made the 2008 Sun Bowl and the 2009 Meineke Car Care Bowl during that period. Following his third stop at Pitt, Morris and his family opened a private gym in Buffalo called the New York Sports Center where he worked with athletes at all levels through personal training, group fitness classes and injury rehabilitation. Morris worked with Roger Kingdom, the Cardinals assistant strength & conditioning coach and 1984 and 1988 Olympic gold medalist in 110-meter hurdles. He also helped develop NFL Hall of Fame running back Curtis Martin and Pro Bowl guard Ruben Brown while both were at Pitt. He graduated from Pittsburgh in 1980 after lettering for four years (1977-80) in track and field.The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too.Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on iTunes and iHeartRadio at http://sttpodcast.com . Join STT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . Subscribe to STT on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . And follow us on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SMARTERTeam . SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team development, performance, and education. By incorporating the SMARTER Team Training programs into your year round athletic development program, you will decrease your injury potential, increase individual athleticism, and maximize your team training time.

Nov 22 2015

30mins

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Rank #17: Derek Hansen: A STT Exclusive

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Derek Hansen is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist based out of Vancouver, B.C., Canada that has been working with athletes in speed, strength and power sports since 1988. Originally working with Track and Field athletes, Derek expanded his services to assist athletes in all sports with an emphasis on speed development, recovery and regeneration, specialized rehabilitation protocols and electrical muscle stimulation. He has since worked with some of the top performers in the world as a coach, advisor and a consultant – including Olympic medallists, world record holders, Canadian National team athletes, and professional athletes from numerous sports, including the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB.  Locally, Derek has produced some of the top sprinters in British Columbia and continues to work with some of the fastest and most dynamic athletes in various sports.  Derek also provides expertise and instruction in the professional development realm, presenting his innovative ideas at conferences, workshops and seminars.  He posts his training and recovery articles regularly on StrengthPowerSpeed.com.The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too.Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on iTunes and iHeartRadio at http://sttpodcast.com . Join STT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . Subscribe to STT on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . And follow us on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SMARTERTeam . SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team development, performance, and education. By incorporating the SMARTER Team Training programs into your year round athletic development program, you will decrease your injury potential, increase individual athleticism, and maximize your team training time.

Nov 15 2015

38mins

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Rank #18: Jedd Johnson: A STT Exclusive

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Jedd Johnson loves all forms of strength training, but his passion is Grip Strength. A 2-time North American Grip Champion, he has held multiple world records in various Grip Sport events and has produced dozens of training manuals and DVD's devoted to strength development. If you need stronger hands, check out Jedd's website, DieselCrew.com.The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too.Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on iTunes and iHeartRadio at http://sttpodcast.com . Join STT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . Subscribe to STT on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . And follow us on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SMARTERTeam . SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team development, performance, and education. By incorporating the SMARTER Team Training programs into your year round athletic development program, you will decrease your injury potential, increase individual athleticism, and maximize your team training time.

Nov 08 2015

38mins

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Rank #19: Scott Salwasser: A STT Exclusive

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Scott Salwasser is the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of California Football. He is the lead assistant for all strength and conditioning activities exclusive to the Football program. A number of his specific duties include, but are not limited to: leading the linear speed development program which resulted in 80% of athletes' improving their 40 yard dash times during winter training, working primarily with the offensive and defensive skill position players during strength and power development sessions in the weight room, and finally conducting cutting edge movement assessments using state of the art force plate technology to reduce injury risk and improve position specific performance. He specializes in bio-energetic development for up-tempo spread offensive systems such as the Bears' attack. Prior to coming to Cal, Salwasser spent time on the strength and conditioning staffs of the Oakland Raiders, Sparta Performance Science, the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and Sacramento State University. He played football at UC Davis, where he received his Bachelors Degree. He received a Masters Degree in Kinesiology from Sacramento State University, while competing nationally in the sport of Weightlifting. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, among other distinctions.The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too.Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on iTunes and iHeartRadio at http://sttpodcast.com . Join STT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . Subscribe to STT on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . And follow us on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SMARTERTeam . SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team development, performance, and education. By incorporating the SMARTER Team Training programs into your year round athletic development program, you will decrease your injury potential, increase individual athleticism, and maximize your team training time.

Sep 27 2015

29mins

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Rank #20: Matt Nein: A STT Exclusive

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As the Coordinator of Sports Performance  of Salisbury University, Matt Nein looks to continue the progress of the Sports Performance Program with the concepts of reducing the student athletes risk of injury while enhancing player performance. Matt's responsibilities include the coordination of all 21 teams' training programs, speed and agility sessions, facility and equipment maintenance, and internship/volunteer  supervision. Matt came to Salisbury University following a one year stint as a strength coach in the minor league system of the Toronto Blue Jays. He received his Masters Degree in Applied Health Physiology from Salisbury University in 2004 and his Bachelors Degree in Physical Education from Towson University in 2002. While at Towson University, Matt pitched for the Tigers Baseball Team for five seasons and served as a captain in his final year with the squad. Since 2004, Matt has been certified as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Matt  also holds the certification of SPARQ National Trainer.The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too.Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on iTunes and iHeartRadio at http://sttpodcast.com . Join STT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . Subscribe to STT on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . And follow us on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SMARTERTeam . SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team development, performance, and education. By incorporating the SMARTER Team Training programs into your year round athletic development program, you will decrease your injury potential, increase individual athleticism, and maximize your team training time.

Sep 20 2015

33mins

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