Toes On The Line Podcast
Efficient Use of Load Management Data in Basketball

Efficient Use of Load Management Data in Basketball

August 11, 2022

Bri Rubino puts her Toes on the Line today and she literally brought the heat from the Jersey shore on this episode. Coach Rubino is the Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning at Monmouth University and has been utilizing sports technology throughout her time there. She oversee's Polar HR data for women basketball, M/W lacrosse.  

Throughout this episode, we chat about how Bri has evolved with sports technology, and how she has efficiently been able to monitor and control player loads throughout the years.

Believe me, this is an episode you MUST take out the pen and pad for, because I literally learned so much in this episode, AND I WORK IN THE SAME OFFICE AS BRI LOL!

Women Soccer Strength Training & Performance Research featuring Katie Crawley
Building an Internship Curriculum & Culture featuring Steve Georgio

Building an Internship Curriculum & Culture featuring Steve Georgio

July 4, 2022

Coach Steve Georgio joins me today and puts his toes on the line, and we talk about how to develop an internship curriculum as well developing a great culture for interns to thrive off of.  Steve and I both coaches together at Fordham University where he interned for me back in 2019. His work ethic was unmatched and he was promoted to a full-time member of the staff and has ever since helped grow the internship program at Fordham Into what it is today.

In this episode, Steve explains what it takes to be an intern strength and conditioning coach, his personal journey and various internships, as well as how young interns should approach their internships and time spent working for other coaches.

Athlete Self-Accountability Development Model featuring Autumn Lockwood

Athlete Self-Accountability Development Model featuring Autumn Lockwood

June 5, 2022

Coach Autumn Lockwood, from the University of Houston, puts her Toes on the Line in today’s episode.  Coach Lockwood talks about her Three-Tier Athlete Self-Accountability Model System, and how she helps develop her athletes’ qualities in: Self-Awareness, Self-Assessment, and Self-Leadership. She explains how she attacks the psychological aspect of her athletes’ development, and how she develops their sense of self accountability whilst training. Coach Lockwood not only has a passion to develop her athletes to succeed in their sport, but to also get them to fully develop as a person and to be able to identify markers for self-improvement and continuing to work towards their primary goal.

As we get deeper into the conversation, Coach Lockwood touches base on how she specifies her athletes’ development with daily checklists to make sure her athletes are guided on the right path to success.  She also talks about her ACL specialization training that she does with her two sports: Women Basketball & Soccer. And the latter portion of the episode we share information on how we utilize GPS tracking with our athletes (Soccer & Football).

Contact Prep Conditioning for Football featuring Scott Leech

Contact Prep Conditioning for Football featuring Scott Leech

May 22, 2022

Coach Scott Leech, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Rhode Island puts his Toes on the Line!

Coach Leech talks about his Football ‘Contact Prep’ conditioning work that he has installed with his team. Contact prep is basically preparing the athletes body for the contact they will face once the pads come on.  Players will face a physical cost for colliding with people, and there are things that go on during a tackle, and if the body is not prepared for it, greater soft tissue injuries may occur at the early onset of training camp.  Coach Leech lays out some drills that he uses with his linemen, when he uses them, and how he progresses everything to get his players’ bodies prepared for physical collision.

Later in the episode, Coach Leech also talks about his vision for the future of the University of Rhode Island Strength and Conditioning department.  He also mentions a few key points to his future additions for what every FCS school should fight to get in their facilities.

Objective Utilization of GPS in College Football featuring Brian Johnson

Objective Utilization of GPS in College Football featuring Brian Johnson

May 8, 2022

Coach Brian Johnson, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Cal University has spent much of his career analyzing the demands of the game of football both at the collegiate and professional levels.  In today's episode, Brian shares his process of how he and his staff objectively utilize the information they receive from their GPS monitors in practice.

I have personally spent the past year studying the demands of the game both in practice, training, and games...and have concluded with our football staff which positions cover the most ground, accelerate and decelerate the most, and also cover the most high speed distances.

This information is great, however if not utilized or communicated properly, it is useless information.  Brian shares how he objectively utilizes the data to ensure his players are being exposed to stress they need without sacrificing performance.

Sprint Speed Analysis & Development featuring Jason Wooding

Sprint Speed Analysis & Development featuring Jason Wooding

April 26, 2022

Jason Wooding comes back onto the podcast and shares his coaching techniques and knowledge on speed development. Coach Wooding talks about how he has transformed his sprint coaching techniques based on his testing and feedback he gets from utilizing the 1080 sprint.  Whether its about starting position, foot placement, angular positioning, Coach Wooding understands how to correct inefficient movement patterns to develop a more robust athlete when it comes to sprint at a high level.

Passion in Coaching, is in Culture featuring Don Day

Passion in Coaching, is in Culture featuring Don Day

April 3, 2022

Coach Don Day joins the show today and he shares his coaching journey, teams he’s coached, and how he has found his passion in coaching athletes. Talk about a guy that really loves what he does, Don Day is just that guy.

Don Day is also an author of the book The Servant: Correcting a Flawed System, which he shares his coaching journey, as well as ups and downs, and personal battles he has faced while in the profession.  Don shares his insights on coaching his Rifle team, his personal KPIs in working with smaller teams like that and how he has developed a great training culture in his weight room.

We also spent some time talking about training the baseball athlete, and spend some time talking about best practices to train a pitcher to allow for the best form of success when its time for them to take the mound.

Analyzing Football Force Plate Metrics featuring Rodney Hill

Analyzing Football Force Plate Metrics featuring Rodney Hill

March 20, 2022

Rodney Hill is back on the Toes on the Line podcast, and today we are chopping it up about our personal findings on dealing with force plates. Rodney and I both utilize two different force plate companies with our athletes, and over the past year have compared the data with each other.

This episode is solely based on our personal findings and opinions on how to utilize force plates and what metrics we should analyze, track, and worry about at certain times of the year.

MLB Draftee Matt Mikulski

MLB Draftee Matt Mikulski

September 6, 2021

Matt Mikulski was one of my former athletes from Fordham University who got drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 2nd Round of the 2021 MLB Draft.  In this episode, Matt talks about his path to the draft, as well as his work ethics on what he believes will help him elevate his game.

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