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E65 | Trevor Rappa Interviewed on the Speed and Power Podcast

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Resilient’s Trevor Rappa was recently interviewed on the Speed and Power Podcast by hosts Jason Heairheller and Ryan Heickert.

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E64 | Keir Wenham-Flatt: The State of Strength & Conditioning

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Keir Wenham-Flatt is a Strength & Conditioning Coach, Consultant and Speaker. He is currently based in the USA, where he most recently worked at the The College of William & Mary, in addition to consulting with athletes and teams all over the world.

As a rugby strength and conditioning coach he has worked with 7 different professional teams in four different countries including Los Pumas Argentina (culminating in a 4th place finish at the 2015 Rugby World Cup), the 2014 World Club Champions the Sydney Roosters, Toshiba Brave Lupus in the Japan Top League and London Wasps in the English Premiership.

He has consulted with a number of high level teams and organizations including Arsenal Football Club, Northampton Saints, Shandong Province 7s, Oxford University Varsity Rugby, and Team EXOS (formerly Athletes Performance).

He holds a Master’s degree in strength and conditioning, and a Bachelor’s degree in sport science. 

Topics Covered:

  1. Keir’s background in strength and conditioning and why he chose to stop working in a team-based setting
  2. How to strength and conditioning coaches really contribute to athletes’ success when so many variables contribute to “winning”
  3. What metrics/KPIs are indicative of a strength and conditioning staff’s worth to athletic departments
  4. Curriculum development for strength and conditioning coaches- what’s the low hanging fruit, what’s overemphasized, what’s underemphasized
  5. Credentialing- reconciling top down and bottom up processes to maintain quality without outsourcing everything to governing bodies
  6. Why is there such an aversion to coaches profiting off their products but not to large governing bodies monopolizing education
  7. What can the private sector teach team settings and vice versa
  8. How to spend less time “in the system” and more time working “on the system”

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Andy Ryland on the Resilient Performance Podcast

Andy Ryland Podcast

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Andy Ryland is USA Football’s senior manager of education and training and has been with USA Football since 2010. He has consulted with programs at every level of competition, and is widely recognized as a foremost expert on developing the fundamentals necessary for a successful shoulder tackle. He is a former Penn State linebacker and member of the U.S. Men’s Rugby team and is a primary instructor in the Advanced Tackling System.

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