Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0
Episode #2.58A: Spencer Bowersmith - Regis University

Episode #2.58A: Spencer Bowersmith - Regis University

January 17, 2022
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Coach Spencer Bowersmith is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Regis University.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Bowersmith talks to us about:
  • The number one goal you should achieve when taking over a department
  • The importance of creating a space where athletes feel comfortable in
  • How understanding what sport coaches have done in the past can make your transition smoother
Episode #2.57B: Victoria Saucedo - Wake Forest University
Episode #2.57A: Victoria Saucedo - Wake Forest University

Episode #2.57A: Victoria Saucedo - Wake Forest University

January 3, 2022
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Coach Victoria Saucedo is the Director of Sport Performance for Wake Forest University's Women's Basketball
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Saucedo talks to us about:
  • The importance of finding mentors that you can rely on

  • How loving who you work for and work with can make a huge difference 

  • The fact that attitude and effort are things that everyone should coach no matter your experience level

Episode #2.56B: Susana Meléndez-Whiteman - Sam Houston State University

Episode #2.56B: Susana Meléndez-Whiteman - Sam Houston State University

December 6, 2021
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Registered Dietitian Susana Meléndez-Whiteman is the Director of Sports Nutrition at Sam Houston State University.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Susana talks to us about:
  • How and why nutrition can be adjusted for injured and recovering athletes
  • Defines and explains the importance of understanding the concept of food insecurity
  • How relationship building with coaches and athletes can lead to quicker and more consistent nutrition changes
Episode #2.56A: Susana Meléndez-Whiteman - Sam Houston State University

Episode #2.56A: Susana Meléndez-Whiteman - Sam Houston State University

November 30, 2021
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Registered Dietitian Susana Meléndez-Whiteman is the Director of Sports Nutrition at Sam Houston State University.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Susana talks to us about:
  • Debunking the biggest nutrition myths that athletes and coaches hear.
  • The best ways in which strength coaches can assist their athletes with nutrition.
  • Tips on how to start a fueling station for your program
Episode #2.55B: Scott Caulfield - Norwich University

Episode #2.55B: Scott Caulfield - Norwich University

November 15, 2021
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Coach Scott Caulfield is the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Norwich University.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Caulfield talks to us about:
  • The importance of learning to delegate early and often in your career

  • How tactical and high school strength and conditioning is going to impact the current industry landscape
  • Why regardless of your position you should always do your best and pay attention to the details

 

Episode #2.55A: Scott Caulfield - Norwich University

Episode #2.55A: Scott Caulfield - Norwich University

November 8, 2021
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Coach Scott Caulfield is the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Norwich University.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Caulfield talks to us about:
  • What to look for when choosing a new job that goes beyond new equipment and facilities
  • How dealing with personal injuries can help enhance your communication and empathy with your athletes
  • How the education of the sport coaches is the best way to develop a new performance program
Episode #2.54B: Gary Schofield - PLAE

Episode #2.54B: Gary Schofield - PLAE

October 31, 2021
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Coach Gary Schofield is the Director of Youth and High School Development at PLAE. 
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Schofield talks to us about:
  • How coaching high school teaches you to be a better communicator for different ability levels.
  • The importance of building a community around you and making connections to share experiences and knowledge.
  • And how to effectively collect, conceptualize and communicate data
Episode #2.54A: Gary Schofield - PLAE

Episode #2.54A: Gary Schofield - PLAE

October 25, 2021
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Coach Gary Schofield is the Director of Youth and High School Development at PLAE. 
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Schofield talks to us about:
  • Knowing the difference between roadblocks and obstacles in your personal and professional life.
  • Understanding that sometimes the most difficult actions can lead to your best decisions.
  • The importance of living a life full of passion rather than chasing a singular passion.
Episode #2.53B: Claus Souza - Denver Nuggets

Episode #2.53B: Claus Souza - Denver Nuggets

October 18, 2021
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Coach Claus Souza is an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Denver Nuggets.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Souza talks to us about:
  • How auditing athletes and understanding what they like and don't like about the weight room improves you as a coach
  • The importance of treating individuals as humans first and athletes second
  • The biggest similarities and differences between professional and collegiate athletes
Episode #2.53A: Claus Souza - Denver Nuggets

Episode #2.53A: Claus Souza - Denver Nuggets

October 8, 2021
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Coach Claus Souza is an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Denver Nuggets.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Souza talks to us about:
  • His story on betting on himself
  • How to take your low points in stride on your path to success
  • How focusing the quality of your knowledge can be more important than the quantity of it
Episode #2.52: Jason Martinez - East Carolina University

Episode #2.52: Jason Martinez - East Carolina University

October 3, 2021
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Coach Jason Martinez is an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at East Carolina University.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Martinez Talks to us about:
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Episode #2.51: John Garrish - North Broward Preparatory School (FL)

Episode #2.51: John Garrish - North Broward Preparatory School (FL)

September 25, 2021
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Coach John Garrish is a the Director of Athletic Development and Performance Head Track and Field Coach at North Broward Preparatory School in Deerfield, Florida.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Garrish Talks to us about:
  • His passion and drive to help the high school athlete achieve their goals.
  • How having an experience in the private sector, and all levels of team coaching can help you find the career path you desire.
  • and he also give us insight into his free speed training school for his local community that makes him a staple in the south Florida coaching scene.
 
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Episode #2.50: Marisa ”Coach V” Davis - Georgetown University

Episode #2.50: Marisa ”Coach V” Davis - Georgetown University

September 18, 2021
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Coach Marisa "Coach V" Davis is a Sports Performance Coach at Georgetown University.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Coach V Talks to us about:
  • How to integrate your expertise and experience to an already successful program
  • What it’s like to get back to coaching after taking an extended break
  • and why it is so important to find the right fit when you're looking at a new place of Employment
 
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Episode #2.49: Angie Brambley-Moyer - Princeton University

Episode #2.49: Angie Brambley-Moyer - Princeton University

September 12, 2021
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Coach Angie Brambley-Moyer is the Associate Head Coach - Strength and Conditioning at Princeton University
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Brambley-Moyer Talks to us about:
  • How a trusting relationship with the head coach and the athletes takes time, and a lot of listening, to build up.
  • How her appreciation of her place of employment has allowed for a career that spans nearly two decades, at one school.
  • and how she's been able to evolve as a coach and become a senior leader within the entire athletics department, and helps lead her school into future.
 
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Episode #2.48: Adam Feit -  Springfield College

Episode #2.48: Adam Feit - Springfield College

September 5, 2021
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Coach Adam Feit is the Assistant Professor of Exercise Science & Fieldwork Coordinator at Springfield College
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Feit Talks to us about:
  • How he's able to create a positive environment having a spouse that is a high level operator in the same profession.
  • His recipe for success on how he's been able to reinvent himself multiple times within our profession, to match his "allspark"
  • and a real world look into what it takes to succeed at the NFL, Collegiate, Academic, and Business World.
 
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Episode #2.47: Joe Quinlin - Northwest Missouri State University

Episode #2.47: Joe Quinlin - Northwest Missouri State University

August 22, 2021
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Coach Joe Quinlin is the Head Strength and Conditioning at Northwest Missouri State University
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Quinlin Talks to us about:
  • How he built a prolific strength and conditioning program from scratch
  • How he's able to keep multiple dynastic championship teams focused on growth and improvement
  • and how he's able to communicate failure and it's lessons with the up and coming coach
 
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Episode #246: Brandon Stephens - Idaho State University

Episode #246: Brandon Stephens - Idaho State University

August 14, 2021
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Coach Stephens is the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Idaho State University.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Stephens Talks to us about:
  • How working in his dad's business helped him learn early on how to manage a staff, and the value of hard work.
  • How he was able to fast track his way from assistant to head strength coach at a new school, in a matter of months.
  • and how your support network can prolong careers, especially through the difficult times.
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Episode #2.45: Adam Long - Clear Lake Athletics & Wellness (IA)

Episode #2.45: Adam Long - Clear Lake Athletics & Wellness (IA)

August 7, 2021
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Coach Adam Long is the Executive Director at Clear Lake Athletics & Wellness Center
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Long Talks to us about:
  • How to get out of your comfort zone as a coach, and learn a new skillset that forces to adapt.
  • How to hire a staff on trust, and let that staff complete the job using their own skills and experiences, with no micromanaging.
  • and being upfront and honest, up and down the ladder at work, is the best way to build a culture of success.
 
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Episode #2.44: Aaron Siekmann - Concordia University Wisconsin

Episode #2.44: Aaron Siekmann - Concordia University Wisconsin

August 1, 2021
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Coach Siekmann is the Director of Human Performance at Concordia University Wisconsin.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Siekmann Talks to us about:
  • How to stay true to yourself and trust your abilities, when you get hired on to your dream job.
  • How he manages the operations of over 30 teams and over 700 athletes, with just himself and a graduate assistant
  • and How being in the middle of organized chaos is the best teacher for learning how to coach.
 
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Episode #2.43: Zach Even-Esh - The Underground Strength Gym/Middletown High School South (NJ)

Episode #2.43: Zach Even-Esh - The Underground Strength Gym/Middletown High School South (NJ)

July 25, 2021
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Coach Even-Esh is the Founder/Owner of the Underground Strength Gym and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of Middletown High School South.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Even-Esh Talks to us about:
  • How he made the big time where he is at starting a new position as a strength coach at a public high school.
  • And he elaborates on what it means to coach athletes like how you would want your own children to be coached.
  • And we have a rare candid conversation about salaries in our profession.
 
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Episode #2.42B: Joe Kenn and Peter Kenn - Dynamic Fitness & Strength, Iowa State University

Episode #2.42B: Joe Kenn and Peter Kenn - Dynamic Fitness & Strength, Iowa State University

July 18, 2021
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Coach Joe Kenn  is the Vice President of Performance Education at Dynamic Fitness and Strength.
Coach Peter Kenn is an Olympic Strength and Conditioning Intern at Iowa State University.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Joe Kenn and Coach Peter Kenn finish our talk about
  • What it's like to be a director, and how to draw from your previous experiences to create the leadership style for your program.
  • The "death" of the GA position and how to decipher the many different types of experiences young coaches are facing today.
  • and learn how to give self criticism, and how to better know your roll, and manage your expectations.
Episode #2.42A: Joe Kenn and Peter Kenn - Dynamic Fitness & Strength, Iowa State University

Episode #2.42A: Joe Kenn and Peter Kenn - Dynamic Fitness & Strength, Iowa State University

July 11, 2021
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Coach Joe Kenn is the Vice President of Performance Education at Dynamic Fitness and Strength.
Coach Peter Kenn is an Olympic Strength and Conditioning Intern at Iowa State University.
 
In this very special episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Joe Kenn and Coach Peter Kenn talk to us about.
  • The Value of how much you can learn by Coaching multiple sports at the DII Level,  IAA
  • Also there is a discussion on what its like trying work your way up the ladder in the current state of our profession, and how to manage that.
  • And how to understand our job as a business transaction while working in our profession.
 
This is a must listen to episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0!
Episode #2.41: Matthew Johnson - Butler University

Episode #2.41: Matthew Johnson - Butler University

June 27, 2021
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Matthew Johnson is the Men's Basketball  Strength and Conditioning at Butler University.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Johnson talks to us About:
  • How taking care of your own health, is the most important thing you can do to prolong your high-level career.
  • How  giving back to his community drives him in is service endeavors.
  • And why it's important to be a great person for not only your athletes, but administrators, coaches, and family.
 
All this, on another episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0.
Episode #2.40: Adam Ringler - University of Colorado

Episode #2.40: Adam Ringler - University of Colorado

June 13, 2021
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Adam Ringler is the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Colorado.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Ringler talks to us About:
  • How growing up in a generation, that was on the forefront of new technology, started his passion of sports science.
  • How old school S&C and new School Sports Science can work together to create something special
  • And how a some simple and cost-effective sports science modalities can make the biggest impact for your program.
 
All this, on another episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0.
Episode #2.39B: Joey Bergles - J.J. Pearce High School (TX)

Episode #2.39B: Joey Bergles - J.J. Pearce High School (TX)

June 6, 2021
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Joey Bergles  is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at JJ Pearce High School (TX)
 
In this special Two-Part Episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Bergles talks to us About:
  • His evolution on coaching cues and progressions with his implementation of the Functional Range Systems.
  • How drilling fundamental movements across all sports at the start, allows for long term buy-in
  • And the benefits of daily critical thinking about your coaching experiences.
 
All this, on this special two-part episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0.
Episode #2.39A: Joey Bergles - J.J. Pearce High School (TX)

Episode #2.39A: Joey Bergles - J.J. Pearce High School (TX)

May 30, 2021
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Joey Bergles is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at JJ Pearce High School (TX)
 
In this special Two-Part Episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Bergles talks to us About:
  • How he's innovating and implementing a 6-7  year development program, starting at the middle school level
  • How he manages and motivates 300 athletes a day, with life skills in the weight room
  • And he focuses on long-term healthy movement and consistency for increases in KPI's
 
All this, on this special two-part episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0.
Episode #2.38: Brock Behrndt - South Dakota School of Mines

Episode #2.38: Brock Behrndt - South Dakota School of Mines

May 21, 2021
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Brock Behrndt  is the Director of Performance at the South Dakota School of Mines.
 
In this Episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Behrndt talks to us About:
  • How winning multiple national championships as a player helps him establish that standard as a coach.
  • Hpw he evolved as a coach going from a military academy to a STEM school.
  • And how to use social use social media as a tool to create a digital resume.
 
All this, on another episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0.
Episode #2.37: Allen Hedrick - Colorado State University - Pueblo (Retired)

Episode #2.37: Allen Hedrick - Colorado State University - Pueblo (Retired)

May 15, 2021
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Allen Hedrick is a recently retired Head Strength and Conditioning at Colorado State University - Pueblo.
 
In this Episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Hedrick talks to us About:
  • How he was able to build a multi-decade career as a strength and conditioning coach, by staying true to himself.
  • How to prevent burn-out by really loving what you do.
  • And what his mindset was for preparing a team, after winning a national championship.
 
All this, on another episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0.
Episode #2.36: Taryn Eubanks - Performance Medicine and Sports Therapy

Episode #2.36: Taryn Eubanks - Performance Medicine and Sports Therapy

May 8, 2021
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Coach Taryn Eubanks is a Conditioning and Performance Coach at Performance Medicine and Sports Therapy in Frisco, Texas
 
In this Episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Eubanks talks to us About:
  • How she carved her niche by bridging the gap between rehab and strength and conditioning.
  • How working as a high school performance coach impacted her coaching with the professional athlete.
  • And how she plans to lead by example being a female in our industry.
All this, on another episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0.
Episode #2.35: Tyler Friedrich - Stanford University

Episode #2.35: Tyler Friedrich - Stanford University

May 2, 2021
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Coach Friedrich is the Director of Olympic Sports Performance and Applied Sports Science at Stanford University.
 
In this Episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Friedrich talks to us About:
  • How he finds the right fit, when finding coaches, to join one of the largest olympic strength staffs in the country.
  • How a staff can start up a sports science program, thats simple, and cost effective.
  • And what the culture looks like when working with athletes at a highly academic school, and how to navigate what's right for the athlete, versus what's wanted by the strength coach.
 
All this, on another episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0.
Episode #2.34: CPT Anna Zamora - United States Army

Episode #2.34: CPT Anna Zamora - United States Army

April 24, 2021
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CPT Anna Zamora is a Holistic & Fitness Project Officer for the United States Army.
 
In this Episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Captain Zamora talks to us About:
  • How she used her experience as a soldier to help her become a better collegiate coach, and how being a collegiate coach helped train soldiers.
  • How to better understand the dynamic of training soldiers versus collegiate athletes.
  • And how she's helping the army change their fitness standards after 100 years, to a more holistic approach including nutrition, and sports medicine, along with strength and conditioning.
 
All this, on another episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0.
Episode #2.33: Daniel Darcy - Lamar University

Episode #2.33: Daniel Darcy - Lamar University

April 18, 2021
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Daniel Darcy is the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at Lamar University.
 
In this Episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Darcy talks to us About:
  • How he manages the programming and coaching of multi-sports, including football, as a Division I Head Strength Coach
  • His hiring process when looking for quality coaches that are looking to join his staff.
  • And how he became a better administrator to keep his strength program moving forward.
 
All this, on another episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0.
Episode #2.32: Chris Romano - Walton High School (GA)

Episode #2.32: Chris Romano - Walton High School (GA)

April 10, 2021
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Chris Romano is the Strength and Conditioning Coach Walton High School, in Marietta Georgia.
 
In this Episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Romano talks to us About:
  • The increased demand and the importance of the High Strength and Conditioning Coach.
  • How developing a robust middle school performance program, sets the ultimate foundation for the high performance coach.
  • And he addresses common misconceptions of the high school strength coach.
 
All this, in another episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0.
Episode #2.31: Michael Silbernagel - University of Mary

Episode #2.31: Michael Silbernagel - University of Mary

April 4, 2021
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Michael Silbernagel is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Mary
 
In this Episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Silbernagel talks to us About:
  • The amount of hard work and detail needed when building a strength and conditioning program from scratch.
  • How to go about negotiating with administration to advance your program.
  • And how goes about allowing his assistants to make their own mistakes, ton their path to becoming a complete coach.
 
All this, in another episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0.
Episode #2.30: Ryan Metzger - Clemson University

Episode #2.30: Ryan Metzger - Clemson University

March 27, 2021
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Ryan Metzger is the Senior Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Clemson University.
 
In this Episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Metzger talks to us About:
  • How she developed and runs one of the top strength and conditioning internship programs in the country.
  • She will also talk about her onboarding system for her athletes that allows for autonomy during workouts.
  • And she tells us a story about how working out with her older siblings ignited the fire that would later lead her to the strength and conditioning profession.
 
All this, in another episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0.
Episode #2.29: Mark Mitchell - Southern Methodist University

Episode #2.29: Mark Mitchell - Southern Methodist University

March 21, 2021
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Mark Mitchell is the Director of basketball Athletic Performance at Southern Methodist University.
 
In this Episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Mitchell talks to us About:
  • How he utilizes his all 5 days of the week to keep his team primed and ready during the basketball season.
  • How giving a young coach the freedom to struggle and make their own mistakes allow them to find out what kind of coach they are.
  • And he tells us a story on how sometimes it's better to be patient while you work towards your dream job.
 
All this, in another episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0.
Episode #2.28 Part 2: Ron Thomson - (Retired) New Mexico Highlands University

Episode #2.28 Part 2: Ron Thomson - (Retired) New Mexico Highlands University

March 13, 2021
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Ron Thomson  is a recently retire Legend in the field of Strength and Conditioning . He's known as the Architect because he's been the founding member of so many strength and conditioning programs.
 
In part 2 of this special episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Thomson talks to us About:
  • The Evolution and trends of our industry in 2021.
  • Some practical advice for coaches trying to navigate their way though our industry.
  • And some stories from the golden age of strength and conditioning.
 
All this, in a special two part episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0.
Episode #2.28 Part 1: Ron Thomson - (Retired) New Mexico Highlands University

Episode #2.28 Part 1: Ron Thomson - (Retired) New Mexico Highlands University

March 7, 2021
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Ron Thomson is a recently retire Legend in the field of Strength and Conditioning . He's known as the Architect because he's been the founding member of so many strength and conditioning programs.
 
In this special, two part episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Thomson talks to us About:
  • Some of the life lessons he's learned through his incredible career that spans more than 30 years.
  • How he's learned to work with administration at every level of our profession throughout his career building strength programs.
  • And he'll share some insight into what separates the good from the great, not matter the level of competition.
 
All this, in a special two part episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0.
Episode #2.27: Jordan Alcantar - Loyola Marymount University

Episode #2.27: Jordan Alcantar - Loyola Marymount University

February 27, 2021
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Jordan Alcantar is an Assistant Sports Performance Coordinator for Loyola Marymount University.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Alcantar Talks to us About:
  • How starting a collegiate strength and conditioning program better prepared him for the job he has now.
  • How having a mindset of being an educator can have a positive impact on weight room culture.
  • And how having a work history in sports medicine helped him create the ultimate relationship between strength and conditioning and athletic training and physical therapy.
 
All this, in another new episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0.
Episode #2.26: Hewitt Tomlin - Teambuildr

Episode #2.26: Hewitt Tomlin - Teambuildr

February 21, 2021
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Hewitt Tomlin is the Co-Founder and CEO of Teambuildr. A software company for the strength coach.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Hewitt Talks to us About:
  • The latest trends in sports science, and programming, and the demands of the strength and conditioning profession during covid.
  • He will also take us show the decision making, of an entrepreneur,  who's main customer is the strength and conditioning coach.
  • And some practical advice on how to make a side hustle that you're passionate about, and turn it into a main hustle.
All this, in another new episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0.
Episode #2.25: Sean Conaty - University of Buffalo

Episode #2.25: Sean Conaty - University of Buffalo

February 13, 2021
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Coach Sean Conaty is the Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports at the University of Buffalo.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Conaty Talks to us About:
  • How to successfully transition into a leadership role at a new university, by working with the current strength staff and administrators.
  • How being in the roll of intern/assistant and working your way up, helps develops the type of leader you become.
  • And how early on, choosing a DIII school versus a DI school allowed him master programming that would later help him land his dream job.
All this, in another new episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0.
Episode #2.24: Kajsa Bank - Hittarps IK (Sweden)

Episode #2.24: Kajsa Bank - Hittarps IK (Sweden)

February 6, 2021
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Coach Kajsa Bank is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Hittarps IK, a professional soccer club in Sweden. She is also the owner of Fitness in the Bank.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Bank Talks to us about:
  • Her transition from collegiate strength and conditioning in America, to Professional Strength and Conditioning in Sweden.
  • The creative ways needed to program for a professional team that has an age range from 15 years old to 45 years old.
  • And her take on how to launch a successful fitness company..
All this, in another new episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0.
Episode #2.23: Logan Jones - Arizona Diamondbacks

Episode #2.23: Logan Jones - Arizona Diamondbacks

January 30, 2021
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Coach Logan Jones is a Sports Performance Coach with the Arizona Diamondbacks' Minor League affiliate. 
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Jones Talks to us About:
  • How the human connection is universal no matter the level of athlete.
  • The differences is training between international and domestic athletes
  • And the revolutionary Next Gen program creates an internship by merging all aspects of the sports medicine team.
All this, in another new episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0.
Episode #2.22: Kevin Cronin - UMass - Lowell

Episode #2.22: Kevin Cronin - UMass - Lowell

January 23, 2021
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Coach Kevin Cronin is the Head Sports Performance Coach at the UMASS - Lowell.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Cronin Talks to us about:
  • What to focus on if you find yourself as the first strength and conditioning coach at your school
  • How a brief stint in the private sector provided a great experience in management and logistics
  • And some perspective on how to go about finding context for things you see online.
All this, in another new episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0.
Episode #2.21: Gage Rosier - William Jewell College

Episode #2.21: Gage Rosier - William Jewell College

January 16, 2021
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Coach Gage Rosier is the Director of Athletic Performance at William Jewell College.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Rosier Talks to us About:
  • How he built up an NCAA Strength and Conditioning program by learning to be a good administrator.
  • How being creative, and being a problem solver is a key ingredient to developing a program.
  • And how growing up on a farm, fanned the flame of entrepreneurial endeavors, that can help create longevity in our profession.
All this, in another new episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0!
Episode #2.20: Andrea Hayden - Minnesota Twins

Episode #2.20: Andrea Hayden - Minnesota Twins

January 10, 2021
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Coach Andrea Hayden is the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Minnesota Twins MLB Baseball Team.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Hayden Talks to us About:
  • How to show value within our scope as we look to integrate strength and conditioning and sports medicine
  • How listening to you athletes is a key building block of culture, no matter the level you work out at.
  • And insight on her decision making process for choosing courage over comfort, has led her to success.
All this, in another new episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0.
Episode #2.19: Tom Morris - Indiana University

Episode #2.19: Tom Morris - Indiana University

January 3, 2021
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Coach Tom Morris is Senior Assistant Athletic Director of Athletic Performance at the Indiana University.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Morris Talks to us About:
  • How finding a side hustle, and balance are crucial for longevity in the coaching profession.
  • The importance of humility for the intern, the assistant, and the head strength and conditioning coach.
  • And listen in to his story of resilience, that is one of the most inspiring and motivating true stories, in strength and conditioning.
All this, as we welcome back new episodes of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0. , and get you ready to take on 2021!
Episode #2.18: Stephen Reich - Grand Canyon University

Episode #2.18: Stephen Reich - Grand Canyon University

December 13, 2020
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Coach Reich is an Assistant Director of Sports Performance at Grand Canyon University.
 
In this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Reich Talks to us About:
  • How the school's student athlete culture can help assist for a smoother transition at a new job
  • The positive characteristics of successful a intern
  • And the importance of genuine interactions for networking.
All this, on another episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0
Episode #2.17 Part 2: Tim Caron - Allegiate Gym

Episode #2.17 Part 2: Tim Caron - Allegiate Gym

December 5, 2020
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Coach Tim Caron is the Co-Founder and Head Strength and Conditioning at Allegiate Athletic Strength and Fitness in California.
 
In Part-Two of our Special Episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Caron Talks to us about:
  • The current state of the job market in the strength and conditioning profession
  • The amount of focus and continuous development needed to continue to grow as a strength coach
  • And how having courage through adversity will help you carve your own path.
All this, in part-two of this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0
 
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