Pre-Season GAA S&C - Petey Performance Podcast #91
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by Peter Wright
1w ago
Welcome back to The Petey Performance Podcast! This much requested episode focuses on pre-season S&C.  In this episode, I explain my pre-season coaching process. I discuss how long the pre-season should be, how I pool my athletes in order to give them an individualised plan based on their strengths and weakness’s, testing protocols and session-splits. Every environment is different, but you can adapt my approach to suit your own environment and maximise your results. Time-Stamps 04:00 - Pre-season S&C  09:50 - How long should the pre-season be? 15:45 - What do you do in pre ..read more
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Plyometrics for GAA Athletes & Coaches with Matt McInnes Watson - Petey Performance Podcast #90
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by Peter Wright
2M ago
Our final episode of the season is with former international high jumper and expert in plyometric training methods, Matt McInnes Watson. Matt is a researcher and is currently studying for his PhD in Sports Science. He also has experience working as a PE teacher in the UAE.  Matt has been coaching multi-events in jumps for many years now and is known as The Plyo Guy on social media. He has a great social media presence and has been pushing some really valuable content over the last couple of years. He just finished his first seminar in Ireland which he tells us about in todays podcast, sha ..read more
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The Process of Podcasting - Petey Performance Podcast #89
The Petey Performance Podcast
by Peter Wright
2M ago
This short episode wraps up the season by reflecting on my podcasting journey so far. I reflect on why I began this podcast in the first place, and where it’s at today.  I’ve had some great conversations with some extremely respectable and influential people in the industry, through which I’ve formed solid connections.  Podcasting has allowed for personal growth and self-development, as well as reflections on my own beliefs and thought processes.  Finally, I give some advice to anyone else considering making their own podcast, by sharing what has helped me grow mine the most.&nb ..read more
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My Agility Coaching Process - Petey Performance Podcast #88
The Petey Performance Podcast
by Peter Wright
2M ago
Today’s solo podcast covers my process for coaching change of direction and agility.  After posting a lot of content relating to speed, agility & gamespeed in recent months, I've been receiving an influx of messages from coaches & athletes alike, in relation to how I go about integrating COD & agility coaching/training. Before I go any further I must give special mention to some coaches who have heavily influenced my development and thoughts in this area, including Sam Portland, Alan Murdoch, Jonas Doodoo, Graeme Morris, Justin Lang, and Jeff Moyer.  Over the course of th ..read more
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Achilles Rehabilitation & Confidence with Kevin Feely - Petey Performance Podcast #87
The Petey Performance Podcast
by Peter Wright
3M ago
This week’s episode is with Kevin Feely of Kildare Senior Football team.  Kevin finds himself in a unique position given that he also has experience playing professional soccer in England with Charlton Athletic and Newport County. Kevin pursued a career in Athletic Training and Therapy and now runs his own therapy clinic in Tallaght, Kevin Feely Athletic Therapy. Kevin also has a Masters in S&C which gave us a lot to talk about.  Kevin is currently rehabbing a serious injury, as he unfortunately suffered an Achilles rupture earlier this year. He spoke about his rehab from his ful ..read more
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Mental Health in Coaching - Petey Performance Podcast #79
The Petey Performance Podcast
by Peter Wright
3M ago
This one was an incredibly tough one to record, but ultimately an important topic to talk about. After my recent newsletter being extremely well received, I struck up the courage to talk about something that I haven't been comfortable talking about in the past. Mental illness, stress and mental health disorders are a bit of a taboo subject in the coaching world. We can be reluctant to show weakness and vulnerability in an effort to appear strong, optimistic and positive for our athletes. However, this may come at an expense. Sometimes we may become so client and athlete-centred that we neglect ..read more
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Resilience, Relationships & Retirement Due to Injury with Conor O'Brien - Petey Performance Podcast #86
The Petey Performance Podcast
by Peter Wright
3M ago
This episode is with former Leinster rugby player, Conor O’Brien.  Conor was unfortunately forced to retire last season due to recurring injuries.  We went into detail on the trials and tribulations involved in being a Leinster rugby player on the peripheries of the favoured playing squad. Conor spoke candidly about dealing with injuries and his own personal growth as a result of going through those tough times. We talked about his recent move to the business industry and the many transferable skills that he's brought with him from professional sport.  We discussed freedom on th ..read more
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Personal Identity & US Collegiate Athletics with Colm Bourke - Petey Performance Podcast #85
The Petey Performance Podcast
by Peter Wright
3M ago
This episode of the podcast is with Irish international athlete, and now horizontal-jumps coach at a collegiate-level, Colm Bourke.  Colm also hosts his own podcast, the Track and Field Performance Podcast. This led us to the conversation about the experience of podcasting and the benefits of it, as well as the aspects of self development and self-discovery that comes from that process. Colm spent a portion of his collegiate career working in the US with the University of Louisiana Monroe. We discussed the lack of the club system in the US and the differences in training and competing in ..read more
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Personal Identity & USA Collegiate Athletics with Colm Bourke - Petey Performance Podcast #85
The Petey Performance Podcast
by Peter Wright
3M ago
This episode of the podcast is with Irish international athlete, and now horizontal-jumps coach at a collegiate-level, Colm Bourke.  Colm also hosts his own podcast, the Track and Field Performance Podcast. This led us to the conversation about the experience of podcasting and the benefits of it, as well as the aspects of self development and self-discovery that comes from that process. Colm spent a portion of his collegiate career working in the US with the University of Louisiana Monroe. We discussed the lack of the club system in the US and the differences in training and competing in ..read more
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Experiencing Burnout & Career Periodisation with Josh Fletcher - Petey Performance Podcast #84
The Petey Performance Podcast
by Peter Wright
3M ago
This episode of the podcast is a conversation around practitioner well-being with Owner of Career Blueprint, Josh Fletcher. Josh has extensive experience within the S&C industry, working with the likes of Exos, English Institute of Sport & Hintsa Performance (F2). However, through his years in the industry he has been through some tough times, experiencing intense burnout and as a result identifying many flaws around how the industry treats ambitious coaches. He started his company Career Blueprint a couple of years ago to attempt to help practitioners to look after their own wellbeing ..read more
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