E54 | Charles Stephenson: Changing the Performance Model
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by Donnie Maib
1M ago
Joining us this month, all the way from Central Florida, is Coach Charles Stephenson. In this episode we discuss some of the biggest changes happening in Collegiate Athletics and how they affect our communication with our athletes. Key concerns such as Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) and the transfer portal are two of the biggest entities transforming the college landscape. These changes present a challenge to holding athletes accountable. Coach Stephenson dives into how he holds his athletes accountable and how training today’s collegiate athlete is becoming more similar to a professional perf ..read more
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E53 | Ashley Kuchar: Compassion over Criticism
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by Donnie Maib
2M ago
How in the world can I turn one of my failures into a positive? Ashley Kuchar joins us in the studio to discuss how athletes can approach their game with confidence using resilience and self-compassion. We discussed how athletes deal with a lot of internal and external criticisms and ways they can block that out. Unfortunately, some of these criticisms come from us as coaches, and it’s up to us to consider how we speak to our athletes. Additionally, Ashley talks about how a lot of internal criticisms can begin at a young age. There are many factors in our life that can negatively impact us bef ..read more
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E51 | Donnie Maib: The Secret Sauce – Moving from Ordinary to Extraordinary Leadership
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by Donnie Maib
4M ago
This month’s show features a little twist as Coach Maib and Coach Joe switch roles in the booth and we discuss a topic that is near and dear to Donnie’s heart, Leadership. Throughout the episode we’ll discuss our past leadership experiences and lessons learned from the past. We start with 14 leadership traits and discuss which two we find to be the most valuable. Throughout any coach’s career, there are those moments where we hit valley floors and moments where we sit on mountain tops. Coach Maib gives us his experiences and advice from when he was in those positions. Finally, Donnie reveals a ..read more
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E50 | JP Nerbun: The Culture System – Are you Transactional or Transformational?
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by Donnie Maib
5M ago
All the way from Dublin Ireland, JP joins coach Maib to discuss his book “The Culture System”. Right away, JP and Donnie discuss the differences between transformational and transactional leaders. Their effect on the culture of a team is crucial as JP breaks down the three most important traits in developing team culture. Building Relationships, Being the Example, and Creating Feedback Loops are critical to leading and developing culture. JP and Donnie go even further into enforcing culture in which JP shares two rules: No Blaming and No Shaming. Check out this episode to hear JP and Donnie sh ..read more
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E26 | Anna Craig & Clint Martin: Practical Approaches and Experiences in the College-Setting
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by Donnie Maib
5M ago
Texas coaches, Anna Craig and Clint Martin, make their way out of the weight room and into the recording studio to share their thoughts, experiences, and ideas within Athletic Performance. Each spoke to the power and strategy of building relationships, their experience as a minority in Strength & Conditioning, and how they address specific demands to their respective sports. Their transparent perspectives and practical experiences shared culminate to one of our most powerful episodes yet! Clint Martin serves as an Associate Director in Athletic Performance, coaching Track & Field, Men ..read more
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E22 | Sam Gardner: Coaching within Paralympic & Olympic Sport
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by Donnie Maib
5M ago
Samuel Gardner is currently in his 6th year supporting Team USA as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. Sam has worked with medalists from the London, Sochi and Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. Sam has also spent time working as an Athletic Development coach in professional basketball supporting the Santa Cruz Warriors and Golden State Warrios. He also spent a year working as a contracted Strength and Conditioning coach for the US Department of Defense while working with the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion. Sam has been certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Associatio ..read more
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E20 | Tracy Fober: Bridging the Gap between Sport Medicine and Performance
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by Donnie Maib
5M ago
Tracy Fober has a unique perspective in performance after having served as a physical therapist and strength & conditioning coach. She visits with Donnie Maib and Mike Hanson to share her thoughts on a variety of topics including how proximity breeds collaboration, gaps in returning athletes to training, the importance of leadership in high performance, as well as problems and solutions for discrepancies between men’s and women’s sports. Tracy Fober is a performance coach, physical therapist, and owner of Iron Maven Performance Health in Park City. She previously worked with US Ski & S ..read more
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E18 | Bonus episode: Coaches Round Table with Dan Pfaff and Loren Landow
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by Donnie Maib
5M ago
Dan Pfaff and Coach Loren Landow join Donnie Maib and Anna Craig to take training back to the “Fundamentals and Foundations of Coaching and Performance”. This episode includes evaluation of sport and athletes, starting points in programming and conditioning, instilling fundamentals into high level athletes, the significance of movement literacy, and creating buy in. Coach Dan Pfaff is a world-renowned track and field coach: including 49 Olympians, nine medalists, 51 World Championship competitors (also nine medalists), and five world-record holders. He has directed athletes to 57 national reco ..read more
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E16 | Dr. Mike Voight: Defining and Developing Leadership for Successful Teams
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by Donnie Maib
5M ago
Dr. Mike Voight joins Coach Maib to define and discuss leadership, a sought-after trait of successful teams that is often overlooked and underdeveloped. Dr. Voight shares practical ways to develop leadership within teams, illustrates traits of successful leaders, discusses the impact of belief and buy-in, in addition to highlighting why developing leadership should be a priority for every team. Dr. Voight is a Professor in the Physical Education and Human Performance at Central Connecticut State University, where he teaches graduate courses in leadership, sport psychology, and sport philosophy ..read more
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E 14 | Dr. James Bray: Sport Physician
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by Donnie Maib
5M ago
We welcome the perspective and thoughts of our very own team physician at Texas Athletics, Dr. James Bray. Dr. Bray shares his day-to-day as a team physician in college athletics as well as his role in the performance team model.  He discusses how to build trust with student-athletes, why his job is fulfilling, how he maintains a healthy work-life balance, and more! Dr. James Bray is entering his ninth year as the head team physician for Texas Athletics. Prior to Texas, Dr. Bray spent 10 years in clinical medicine working in primary care and non-surgical orthopedics. Additionally, he has ..read more
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