The Petey Performance Podcast
By Peter Wright
The Petey Performance PodcastMay 24, 2023
Resilience & Success in Women's Football with Chloe Mustaki - Petey Performance Podcast #107
In today’s episode, we have a conversation with Chloe Mustaki of Bristol City’s football team and the Irish Women’s National Team.
Our discussion touched on a range of topics including a conversation about the Irish Women’s National Team and their preparations for the upcoming World Cup, including the process of squad selection.
Chloe shared her experience with Bristol City, in particular their promotion to the Women’s Super League last season.
We delved into the challenges Chloe has faced, including injuries and health issues and explore the significance of maintaining a resilient mindset throughout these experiences.
Finally, we explore the development of Women's Professional Football, examining its progress in recent years and gaining insights into its promising future.
Listen as we delve into the world of women's football with Chloe Mustaki, offering an inspiring and informative discussion on her experiences, aspirations, and the captivating development of the sport.
02:40 - Education in Professional Football
11:20 - Chloe’s ambition and hard work
17:10 - Team environment
26:40 - Her injuries and health issues
33:15 - Her current goals and mindset
41:50 - The development of Professional Women’s Football
51:15 - The World Cup
From GAA to Glory: Success in Pro Football with Georgie Kelly - Petey Performance Podcast #106
In today's conversation, we sit down with Georgie Kelly, Rotherham United's striker, to explore his remarkable experiences and insights.
Georgie takes us back to his famous goal that propelled the Millers into the Championship last season, sharing the intense emotions surrounding that unforgettable moment. We also delve into his background in the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and how it has shaped him as a soccer player, uncovering the invaluable skills he has acquired along the way.
We discuss Georgie's late development and the advantages it has given him as an athlete, highlighting his unwavering determination and resilience. Furthermore, we touch upon his mindset, upbringing, and the significance of education in his football career.
Georgie provides firsthand insights into the contrasting dynamics of changing rooms in the League of Ireland, League One, and the Championship, shedding light on the nuances of each level of the game.
05:05 - How GAA helped Georgie as a soccer player
13:15 - Strengths Vs Weaknesses
20:00 - Experience playing with Rotherham
25:20 - Injuries and high physical demands
33:15 - Famous goal that sealed promotion
37:35 - Differing personalities in pro football
45:05 - Mindset
47:55 - Championship Vs League of Ireland
52:55 - Background & Development
Communication is Key - Petey Performance Podcast #105
Today’s Solo Podcast focuses on the importance of communication.
Communication is essential within teams, in coaching, and in leadership. The language we use as coaches has a huge impact on how our athletes perceive our messages and retain the information we share with them.
Sometimes, as coaches, we unknowingly miscommunicate, so it’s important for our athletes to relay the information back to us, to ensure that everybody is on the same page.
It’s essential to listen to our athletes and to understand what works for them, in order to communicate with them effectively.
It’s our job to facilitate how our different athletes communicate, and it’s essential for our athletes to communicate with us and their teammates, to improve the overall standard within the team environment.
00:30 - Communication is key
06:00 - Communicating with individual athletes
14:10 - Athlete communication within a team
24:40 - Weekly/monthly planning as a coaching team
32:00 - Generational communication
GAA Club Culture with Zak Moradi - Petey Performance Podcast #104
Todays episode of the podcast is with Zak Moradi, the Kurdish, Leitrim hurler.
Zak is a prominent member of Thomas Davis GAA club, the club which I am also involved in coaching. We spoke a lot about the club including what it offers to the community of Tallaght and what it means on a personal level to Zak.
We discussed Zak’s book release, how it has been received over the past year and how it’s success has affected him.
We then went on to speak about his recent trip back to Kurdistan of Iraq and the impact the trip has had on him. We then went on to speak about Zak’s personal political views, including how refugees are looked at and treated in this country, and how Ireland could benefit from more education on the issue.
02:15 - What Thomas Davis GAA Club means to Zak
08:15 - GAA culture
17:10 - Increased professionalism
23:20 - Inclusivity in the GAA
31:35 - Good coaches
36:15 - How Zak’s book was received
40:40 - The fragility of wealth
44:10 - Trip to Kurdistan
48:25 - Zak’s personal political views
Dealing with Defeat & Becoming a Leader with Darragh McGurn - Petey Performance Podcast #103
Today’s podcast is a conversation with Fermanagh's, Darragh McGurn.
Having suffered a recent defeat to Derry in the Ulster Championship, Darragh spoke candidly about how he’s been dealing with the defeat and how the team is refocussing on moving forward with this year's Tailteann Cup.
We had a great chat about the differences between teams that are challenging for All-Ireland and Provincial honours and the other counties that have lower but no less significant ambitions.
We spoke about leadership in the inter-county setup and Darragh’s own role within the team. We went into depth on how the group is building a new culture and how open communication is driving the team's standards to an elite-level standard.
We spoke about mindset and the physical qualities necessary for playing football at an elite-level.
We went into more detail on the importance of developing skills such as speed and change of direction, alongside the technical skills of Gaelic Football.
And finally, Darragh then spoke about his ongoing learning and education, in particular in the area of Sport-specific strength & conditioning.
01:40 - Fermanagh’s defeat to Derry
10:20 - Playing inter-county level football
14:25 - Implementing improvements within the team
21:05 - Developing leadership qualities
26:40 - Refocussing as a group
31:45 - The New Age Inter-County Player
46:10 - Education
52:30 - Busy schedule
55:55 - Mindset
Consistency - Petey Performance Podcast #102
Today’s Solo Podcast was a result of me leading by example for my own clients by showing up and staying consistent.
While I was ready to skip this weeks podcast, I remembered that often what I see in my clients is that: consistency = more long term success.
Consistency is often made easier to achieve by setting achievable minimum goals rather than setting unsustainable goals where you or your client are likely to flake off and not show up.
Not showing up here and there leads to the formation of a new, less-desirable habit, reducing the likelihood of staying consistent further down the line. Set your non-negotiables, set achievable goals, show up and see results. Time-stamps:
2:10 - Consistency = higher success rate
8:35 - Demonstrating consistency
10:20 - Underestimate don’t overestimate
15:20 - Consistency in GAA training
Mentorships - Petey Performance Podcast #101
Today’s Solo Podcast covers the topic of mentors and mentorship’s.
I’ve had multiple different mentors and mentorships, all which have been a positive experience for me. While some people believe it’s advantageous to have one mentor for life, I believe it’s optimal to learn from a range of different people.
Each of my mentors have taught me what I needed at that time. I believe mentorships to be a mutually beneficial relationship, with something to gain for everyone involved.
If you’re interested in developing your skills and progressing your career, there’s great value in reaching out to potential mentors who you believe you can learn something from.
02:20 - My experience with mentorships
10:50 - Sam Portland’s mentorship
17:00 - SpeedWorks’ mentorship
20:05 - Developing game speed qualities
27:35 - How mentorships have impacted my mindset
Feuds, Credibility & Scarcity vs Abundance - Petey Performance Podcast #100
Today’s Solo Podcast marks the 100th episode of the Petey Performance Podcast!
Today’s topic is coaching feuds, communication, relationships and credibility within the industry.
I speak about the role our egos and insecurities play in the negative opinions we sometimes hold of other people.
Often, we disagree with a person’s opinion and confuse this with a dislike for that person. It’s important to separate people from their opinions.
There’s a common misconception that this industry is oversaturated and there’s not enough work to go round. It’s not necessary to undermine other coaches in order to succeed. Learn to fill your own cup without emptying somebody else’s.
Learn to view the industry with a mindset of abundance as opposed to a mindset of scarcity. The perfect client/coach for someone else will not always be the perfect client/coach for you. Be your own person and the results will follow.
00:45 - Finding value in a loss
04:00 - Relationships and credibility within the industry
07:20 - Coaching feuds
09:40 - Dealing with your own insecurities
15:05 - Perceiving the other point of view
18:30 - Be the best you
Skill Development & Human Psychology with David Grey - Petey Performance Podcast #99
Today’s episode is with the one and only David Grey of David Grey Rehab (DGR). David’s company has had a whirlwind of growth and success in recent times.
We discussed the business side of things, the importance of providing an authentic service to clients, and the mission of DGR.
We touched on skill development, including what people may be doing wrong with regard to developing their basic skills and what they should be doing to maximise their results.
We then went onto talk about negative transfer training and the effects this can have on an athlete.
With a big emphasis on psychology there’s huge value in this episode for any GAA athletes and coaches, as well as any practitioners in the industry.
David and his team are making some meaningful changes within the industry, improving industry standards for everyone.
This was an incredibly enjoyable conversation where David and I spoke about about some of our favourite athletes while having the craic along the way.
02:40 - An authentic working environment
12:20 - Emphasis on psychology
23:25 - Skill development
34:35 - Your biggest strength is your biggest weakness
39:45 - David’s strongest qualities
43:40 - DGR’s mission
49:40 - David’s mindset
54:25 - Individualising programming for optimal results
1:08:25 - DGR’s success
More is Not Always Better - Petey Performance Podcast #98
More work is not better, better work is better.
This is the topic of today’s solo podcast. While some coaches throw high volume at their athletes, I feel it’s crucial to find a balance between load and quality. While increased load may be beneficial in certain cases, it’s important to not let increased load hinder the quality of execution.
Increasing the load on one skill may have a negative impact on an athletes performance, as typically, they tend to then neglect other areas in need of improvement or maintenance. This places a high importance on dividing your time, energy and attention evenly among all areas of your training.
Just like in all areas of life, time away from your training is often just as beneficial as the time you spend training. A lower attentional load often leads to increased productivity and a better overall performance.
02:55 - Balancing load and quality
13:00 - Dividing load evenly among different skills
17:35 - Focus on execution
21:45 - The value in rest days
Online vs In-Person Coaching - Petey Performance Podcast #97
Today’s Solo Podcast addresses the topic of online vs in-person coaching. Like most things, each have their pros and cons to consider.
With differences in terms of flexibility, effectiveness, communication, and financial considerations, there’s no one-size-fits-all. Different coaching styles work differently for different coaches and athletes depending on their goals, values and priorities.
Hopefully from my experience working with both styles, this episode helps you to identify what it is you need as a coach, or what you need in a coach as an athlete.
02:55 - The business side of coaching
06:05 - The value of in-person coaching
11:10 - Communication and building trust
15:00 - Finding a good client/coach fit
26:40 - Benefits of combining online and in-person coaching
Positive Influence in Performance & Rehabilitation with Sarah Quinn - Petey Performance Podcast #96
This week's episode is with Irish international athlete Sarah Quinn. Sarah is currently coming back from a recent stress fracture, which led us to speaking about her ongoing rehabilitation and recovery processes.
We spoke about Sarah’s coaches, past and present and how they’ve each helped her in the sport. We then went on to talk about the impact your circle has on you, in particular her training partners and her training group and how they’ve positively influenced her.
We touched on her experience as a ballet dancer and how this has led to her being focused on the finer details in her sport.
We then discussed how Sarah was a late developer in terms of athletics, but has experienced a high level of success in recent years after perfecting her training habits and behaviours, enjoying the process all the while.
Finally, Sarah shared her goals for 2023, involving getting back on the track whilst prioritising her health and happiness.
01:45 - Sarah’s current training
03:30 - Recent injury
15:25 - Making time for family and friends
23:00 - Consistency in injury recovery
26:25 - Being detail focussed
31:40 - Good coaches
41:50 - The influence of your circle
49:40 - Goals for 2023
The Power of Connection in Coaching with Sami Dowling - Petey Performance Podcast #95
Todays podcast is a conversation with Sami Dowling, who has recently taken on two new roles as the head S&C coach with Dublin Ladies football team and Dundalk FC.
With previous experience working with the Irish hockey team and Leinster rugby as well as other GAA teams, Sami has an abundance of information and insightful lessons to share, which he has gained throughout his ongoing career.
This was an incredibly enjoyable conversation as we covered some less touched on topics including handling assistants, transitioning into managerial roles, dealing with players and connecting with a management team.
We also spoke about the importance of taking time away from coaching in order to give our best efforts to our coaching.
Sami then went on to share his opinion on the value of sharing our free time with our family and friends and how this assists us in being the best coaches we can be.
01:50 - Sami’s new roles
15:10 - Working with assistants
21:45 - Work/life balance
33:00 - Lessons learned throughout Sami’s career
38:15 - Next stage in Sami’s career
46:10 - Taking a step back to take a step forward
48:55 - Why Sami became a coach
57:15 - Applying lessons from various sports to different environments
Leadership Skills and AFLW with Aisling McCarthy - Petey Performance Podcast #94
Today’s podcast is a conversation with Aisling McCarthy. The former Tipperary GAA football captain is now plying her trade in the AFLW with the West Coast Eagles.
Aisling shared her thoughts and goals on the upcoming season and gave us an insight into her role in the leadership group. We then went on to discuss the contrast between the GAA and the AFLW match schedule.
Aisling shared her personal schedule and the processes she follows to keep herself in her optimal state to compete at a high level.
We spoke about how Aisling’s body has changed over time as she adapted to playing AFLW, and then touched on physicality within the LGFA and how it could be changed in order to improve the game.
Finally, Aisling touched on her own personal professional goals looking into the future.
2:05 - Off-season/Pre-season
5:00 - Aisling’s schedule
10:15 - The leadership group
19:10 - The professional environment in the AFLW
25:00 - Not making the team
30:45 - AFLW vs GAA match schedule
36:40 - Things Aisling misses about GAA
38:45 - Training for AFLW
44:30 - Physicality in LGFA
52:00 - Aisling’s professional goals
Athlete Archetypes & Individualising GAA S&C - Petey Performance Podcast #93
In this episode I give my take on individualising GAA S&C programmes.
It may seem tough to give your athletes an individualised approach without creating 30 different programmes, but this episode explains some simple ways to cater for the different types of athletes.
Firstly, I provide some really simple and effective ways to give your athletes more autonomy in their training, to best suit their needs. This includes providing multiple rep and set ranges for the athlete to choose from, as well as various alternative exercises.
I then go on to discuss the three athlete archetypes I have identified in my athletes, which guides how I pool my athletes. These three archetypes include athletes that need to improve their strength, athletes that need to improve their stiffness or reactivity, and athletes that need to improve both.
This people-centric approach creates a framework to allow for more autonomy within the athletes training, hopefully increasing their motivation and productivity, benefiting both the individual athlete and the team.
01:00 - Grouping athletes
04:20 - Individualising a generalised plan
12:00 - Athlete archetypes
24:40 - Setting goals with individual athletes
Is The GAA Dual-Star Dead? - Petey Performance Podcast #92
Today‘s solo podcast attempts to answer the question; “Is it possible to be an effective and elite level dual-code GAA athlete at club level?”
First, I break down the hectic match/training schedule dual-sport athletes are faced with, and address the reality of fulfilling all events involved.
I then touch on the principle of cumulative fatigue and the training approach that I would use as a way for dual-sport athletes to get exposure to strength training within their busy schedules.
Naturally I then go on to discuss both the physical and mental fatigue most often experienced by dual-sport athletes, and the effect this can have on both the athlete and the team.
Finally, I provide what I consider the most realistic solutions to the complicated situation of juggling two sports at once.
01:00 - Dual sport athlete
02:30 - Schedule
15:30 - Principle of Cumulative fatigue & training structure
21:30 - Mental fatigue and burnout
28:15 - Solutions
Pre-Season GAA S&C - Petey Performance Podcast #91
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.
04:00 - Pre-season S&C
09:50 - How long should the pre-season be?
15:45 - What do you do in pre-season?
18:45 - Pooling athletes for individualisation
28:00 - How to test/pool the athletes
42:40 - Session splits
Plyometrics for GAA Athletes & Coaches with Matt McInnes Watson - Petey Performance Podcast #90
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, sharing the things that surprised him about the process of presenting to Irish coaches and athletes.
Matt touched on his vision for his company, Plus Plyos, and where he hopes for it to go in the future.
He then spoke about adding plyometrics into a training programme for team sports athletes the benefits of doing so. Matt picked apart my own process in using plyometrics, COD and speed coaching in a team-setting for Gaelic Games.
We then got into the specifics of plyometrics and choosing the correct plyometric progressions for each athlete in relation to their position of play, in relation to rugby union and other team-sports.
07:00 - Public vs private gym environment
09:40 - His seminar in Carlow, Ireland
13:40 - Reflections on the seminar
21:30 - The future of Plus Plyos
31:30 - Reframing coaches’ approaches to coaching plyometrics
37:45 - How to implement plyometrics into a training programme
46:30 - My plyometric coaching process
54:20 - Individualised plyometrics for a specific athlete’s position
The Process of Podcasting - Petey Performance Podcast #89
This short episode wraps up season 2 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 loads of fantastic conversations with well-respected, intelligent and influential leaders in the industry, through which I’ve formed solid connections.
The podcast has been a vehicle that I've used 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 starting their own podcast, by sharing what has helped me to grow mine over the past 2 years.
02:10 - Why I started the podcast
06:50 - The guests
09:50 - Benefits of podcasting
16:00 - Podcast improvements
My Agility Coaching Process - Petey Performance Podcast #88
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 this episode I explain my rationale behind a progressive approach to agility training and why I think about it the way that I do.
I go into depth on the the importance of understanding the game, as well as learning theory in relation to the stages of competence model and theories of motor learning.
I also go into detail on the part of the process that I believe is often overlooked, visual scanning, pattern recognition, perception and action.
And finally, I take you through my 8-stage process of building up to match-play from isolated change of direction movements.
1. General Movement Execution
2. General Movement Execution in Response to a Stimulus
3. Use of Passive Defenders in a Specific Scenario
4. Attack-Favoured Games in a Specific Scenario
Attack-Favoured Games in Rugby
5. 1-v-1 Games in a Specific Scenario
6. Team Scenario Drills & Games
7. Small-Sided Drills & Games
For reference to my previous blog post on the subject you can visit my website; What Coaches Get Wrong About Agility
For all related videos on useful drills & games you can visit my YouTube Channel.
3:45 - Influential coaches
7:05 - My rationale
13:15 - Understanding the game
16:40 - Stages of competence
21:00 - Skipping the middle step
27:20 - Perception and action
29:55 - My coaching process
37:28 - Attack favoured drills and games
41:02 - 1:1 drills and games
42:16 - Team scenario drills and games
46:20 - Match play
Achilles Rehabilitation & Confidence with Kevin Feely - Petey Performance Podcast #87
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 full reconstruction and the unique position he finds himself in as both a sports medicine practitioner and patient.
We talked about Achilles rehab and the communication aspect of therapy and rehabilitation. We spoke about the importance of goals, metrics and reaching out to other therapists for help.
We also touched on the power of self-talk and visualisation in sports therapy and sports performance.
We discussed his confidence on the field of play and how he gets himself in the best mental position to perform come game-day.
Before we finished up Kevin also spoke about the interesting differences between the atmosphere in GAA dressing rooms and professional soccer dressing rooms, along with why he finds himself to be entirely more comfortable in the former.
You can find out all necessary information about Kevin Feely Athletic Therapy over on kevinfeelyathletictherapy.ie or on Instagram via @kevinfeelyat
5:25 - Kevin’s achilles rehab
7:45 - Having an injury as an Athletic Therapist
17:30 - Learning from injury
21:40 - Controlling return to play with ease
27:10 - Collaborative planning with clients
31:20 - Empathising with clients
33:30 - Kevin’s client and follower demographic
38:00 - Setting up his business outside his local area
42:30 - Visualisation
48:10 - Kevin’s rehab goals
52:00 - Confidence
1:00:35 - GAA VS professional soccer environment
Resilience, Relationships & Retirement Due to Injury with Conor O'Brien - Petey Performance Podcast #86
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 the field of play and outside of a sporting environment, the highs and lows of pro-sport, as well as the decision-making process that led him to pick rugby over GAA in his youth.
Conor spoke of the relationships he developed during his time at Leinster rugby with both the performance staff and his teammates. And we also delved deep into his personal identity as an athlete and the profound levels of self-awareness and acceptance of his present that Conor now holds.
7:50 - Freedom within and outside of sport
13:25 - Breaking into the 25
18:50 - Going off a play-sheet
24:10 - Understanding the play for the whole team
29:10 - Conor’s transfer over to the business world
33:20 - Self-awareness
37:50 - Acceptance in a recurring injury
42:40 - Resilience gained from injury
45:40 - Advice to people dealing with a long term injury
53:20 - His relationship with his physio
59:45 - Conor’s experience playing GAA
Personal Identity & US Collegiate Athletics with Colm Bourke - Petey Performance Podcast #85
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 the States vs Ireland.
Colm opened up about the struggles of being isolated alone in a foreign country. He shared how he tackled those hurdles and pushed himself to perform at the highest level possible during his time in America.
We discussed the importance of having different interests outside of sport, which make up an important part of your personal identity, to take pressure off your athletic endeavours. We spoke in detail about sports psychology and it’s importance in athletic pursuits, why it’s commonly neglected, but why that’s now changing.
We touched on Colm’s return to Dublin and his current roles in DCU and NCI.
Colm also gave some incredibly invaluable advice to any athletes considering moving to the states to pursue their athletic career. If you are an athlete that is debating whether the US is the place for you to train and compete, then this is a must listen episode.
You can find out more about Colm's podcast over at The Track and Field Performance Podcast on Apple Podcasts.
5:40 - Podcasting
15:05 - Importance of hearing from different people from different backgrounds
19:00 - The absence of the club system in the US
25:50 - The culture shock of moving to the US
34:30 - Worrier or Warrior
39:40 - Assessing readiness prior to competition
46:00 - Importance of authenticity
58:30 - Colm’s return to Ireland
1:04:50 - Advice to athletes considering moving to the States
Experiencing Burnout & Career Periodisation with Josh Fletcher - Petey Performance Podcast #84
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, deal with conflict and find the right roles for them, thus streamlining their success in the industry.
We were lucky to catch him as he was fresh off the back of presenting on this topic at the UKSCA conference in Nottingham.
Josh was incredibly brave to share his own story over the course of this conversation, as he hopes to help others who may find themselves in a similar situation at the moment.
We had a conversation around how to identify symptoms of burnout or identify when one is at risk of becoming burned-out in the near future.
We also took some time to speak about setting yourself up for a successful career in the coaching industry, as well as preparing for job interviews and how to figure out if a role is the right role for you.
You can find out more about Josh and Career Blueprint over on their website or social media channels which I've attached below.
Josh has also been so kind as to offer all of our listeners a discount code for their Reflective Practitioners Journals.
Use code Petey10 at checkout for a 10% discount.
03:45 - UKSCA conference
07:20 - Starting the conversation about the practitioner well-being
10:20 - The responsibility involved in his role
16:20 - Finding strength in vulnerability
23:20 - Experiencing burnout
30:00 - Deciding who to work with
36:20 - Highlighting the importance of wellness within the industry
49:25 - Career periodisation
1:02:20 - Job Interview Preparation
1:05:00 - Career Blueprint
Mental Preparation & Driving Standards with Peter Lydon - Petey Performance Podcast #83
This episode of the podcast is with Kilkenny-man & Rouen Normandie Rugby star, Peter Lydon.
Peter has been playing professional rugby abroad for almost 10 years now and has become accustomed to many of the cultural differences out in France, as he plies his trade in the Pro D2.
However, one thing that he has not been able to accept is the differences in approach to home vs away games from fans and players alike. That was a big topic of conversation over the course of this conversation, as well as how important it is for him to prepare mentally in the same way for both games in Rouen and around France.
We spoke a lot about maintaining high standards and team-leadership, as well as advice he would give to younger players who have aspirations of playing at the highest level.
We also touched on the value of getting extras in outside of team-training sessions and the benefits of playing multiple sports at a young age, as well as integrating extra speed and conditioning into your own training program.
09:30 - Peter’s personal aspirations and Rouen's team-goals
15:45 - Importance of mental preparation (Home vs Away games)
20:05 - Preparing for an away game
25:45 - Having high standards
31:50 - Maintaining confidence through wins and losses
36:50 - Advice to young players around mental performance
42:05 - Developing his skills outside of team-training
46:65 - Quality vs quantity
52:30 - Advice to young players with aspirations to play at the highest level
58:25 - Benefits of playing multiple sports at a young age
1:03:20 - Speed work and S&C
Inter-County GAA Off-Season S&C and Player Monitoring with Stephen Casey - Petey Performance Podcast #82
This episode of the podcast is with Head S&C with the Cork Senior Hurling team, Stephen Casey.
Stephen brings a wealth of knowledge to this conversation, which went in many different directions, as all good conversations do.
We spoke about some of Stephen's more unorthodox approaches to player monitoring, his abilities to converse with players on complex topics and his abilities to negotiate with management and adapt training to suit the needs of the team.
We also touched on connecting with other coaches, games-based conditioning, building relationships and the business side of S&C.
Cork are a team on the rise and I have no doubts that they will continue to improve under the fantastic guidance of Stephen and the rest of his team. I wish them all the best over the course of next season's league and championship campaigns.
You can find out more about Stephen over on his website, Instagram or Twitter pages.
05:05 - Importance of low intensity training in the off-season
11:50 - Recording RPE
18:00 - Creating a good relationship with the coach and players
27:05 - Sharing educational information with players
32:00 - Internal and external monitoring
42:00 - The business side of S&C coaching
47:52 - Games-based training
59:05 - Implementing heart rate monitoring
1:02:46 - Fitness testing
GAA Off-Season S&C - Petey Performance Podcast #81
This episode of the podcast is a full breakdown of my recommendations for GAA athletes entering their off-season.
I speak about the importance of focusing on performance over outcomes during the season, before then going into detail on how long athletes should take off, when they should return to training and what they should focus on upon their return.
From gym-based training to speed & agility, skill-development to body recomposition, I cover it all here.
I hope you enjoy it and take something from it and if you are interested in getting some help with your training then feel free to drop me a message.
Make sure to do so now to avoid disappointment, as outlined in the podcast, there are limited spots available in my online coaching group.
0:55 - Off-season training
1:30 - Performance > Outcome
4:55 - How long to take off
8:15 - Returning to training after the break
14:30 - Focus in the gym
21:40 - On-pitch off-season training
31:20 - Skill work
33:50 - Body composition
GAA In-Season S&C - Petey Performance Podcast #80
This episode of the podcast is a full breakdown of how I approach in-season S&C for Gaelic Games.
I talk about how I structure the weeks & months of training, how I decide upon what will be done on each day and how I communicate that with the coaches so that they know what drills, games & exercises are appropriate for each session.
I explain how we integrate our speed & change of direction work into pitch sessions and why we perform our pitch and gym sessions on the same day.
I speak about what gym-based exercises are appropriate for each day of training, how I foster enjoyment and healthy competition amongst the group, as well as going into depth on the coaches that have influenced my coaching process and thought-patterns around in-season training.
We use a colour-coded model for training, categorising sessions as Red, Orange, Green or Yellow. This colour coding of sessions applies to both the nature of pitch and gym sessions and brief explanation can be seen below.
Red (High session) = Improve Performance of High-Speed Actions
Orange (High session) = Improve Repeatability of High Speed Actions
Yellow (Low session) = Improve Technical & Tactical Elements + Feel Good (Primer session/ Team run)
Green (Low session) = Recover from High days, Improve Aerobic Conditioning, Tissue Tolerance & Technical Skills
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Mental Health in Coaching - Petey Performance Podcast #79
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 our own health and wellbeing in the process.
I'm hoping that by opening a conversation around this topic, others that are feeling this way will know that they're not alone. I also hope to see athletes and coaches talk more openly about their mental health, to see my listeners reach out to their friends and family members and ultimately I hope to become more comfortable myself, in talking about my experience & mental wellbeing in the future.
My call to action for this episode is for each listener to reach out to just one person and check in on them this week. You never know what someone is going through. Having an open conversation, listening and being there for them could make all the difference.
00:50 - My personal experience with mental health
05:50 - Coaching and mental illness
09:40 - Accepting responsibility as a coach /
Placing self worth on athletes’ results
13:45 - Isolating yourself due to overworking
17:00 - Putting on a brave face
25:00 - “Self praise is no praise”
29:30 - Respecting mental illness
33:55 - Reaching out for support
Redefining Velocity-Based Training with Jacob Tober (VBT Coach) - Petey Performance Podcast #78
This episode of the podcast is with Australian S&C Coach and founder of Metric VBT, Jacob Tober.
Jacob is an expert in velocity-based training and has spent the last couple of years developing his own VBT tracking tool in the form of a smartphone application, Metric VBT.
He is constantly putting out quality insights into the benefits and utility of VBT on his Instagram and YouTube channels, which I've attached below.
During our conversation, we spoke about why he believes VBT is a term that doesn't give an accurate description of all that the methodology encompasses.
We also spoke about how Jacob's interest in VBT was sparked and how it has evolved over time, before moving onto speaking about how Metric VBT was started and the improvements that have been made to the app over time.
We were able to touch on all of the quality VBT software that's on the market at the moment, including podcast sponsor Output Sports.
And we also had time to discuss VBT Training Zones, barriers to using VBT and its implementation in a practical setting.
You can find out more about Jacob & Metric VBT via the links below.
YouTube: VBT Coach
6:40 - Renaming VBT
12:10 - Range of motion in VBT
15:15 - Jacob’s interest in VBT and how it has evolved
19:00 - Rating Perceived Exertion (RPE)
27:10 - Barriers to use of VBT
34:20 - Improvements on "Metric VBT"
41:15 - Separating life and work when working with family
44:00 - VBT zones
50:40 - Advice for using VBT practically
1:03:30 - Jacob’s experience working with athletes
RWC7s & Leadership Skills with Lucy Mulhall - Petey Performance Podcast #77
I am delighted to be joined by Irish 7s captain, Lucy Mulhall, on this episode of the podcast.
Lucy and the Irish team are currently preparing for the Rugby World Cup of 7s in Cape Town next month. We chatted about the team's intense preparations for the competition, as well as how important it was for them to qualify in order to put Irish women's rugby 7s on the biggest stage of all.
We spoke about how competition levels have gone up in training, as well as how they have developed such a strong team during the current cycle, competing with the best of the best on the World Rugby Sevens Series circuit this season.
The squad's core values are an integral part of a setup and they come back to them often in order to put themselves in a position to perform at an elite-level standard. We spoke about how they have helped the team to place an emphasis on outstanding defence, develop a robust and resilient mindset and be ok with making mistakes in training.
Finally, we spoke about Lucy's experience playing GAA, how the skills of Gaelic football transferred to the rugby pitch and vice versa.
Lucy has achieved so much in recent years, captaining her country in 7s and representing Ireland in XV's as well, so we finished by speaking about her own personal ambitions and her interest in growing the game of 7s around the country.
We wish Lucy and the Irish team the very best of luck in Cape Town in September and hope that they can achieve their goals of a medal-placed finish.
5:00 - Preparation for the Rugby World Cup 7s
11:30 - Building a strong team
19:00 - Competition in training
21:50 - Mindset & Values
24:20 - Defence as a Strong Point
28:20 - Being prepared for tournaments
33:45 - Increasing standards prior to squad selection
38:40 - Importance in making mistakes in training
47:10 - Teaching and learning from younger players
51:45 - Growing 7s around the country
56:15 - Transferring skills between rugby and GAA
58:40 - Lucy’s personal ambitions
Blood Flow Restriction for Recovery with Dr. Warren Bradley - Petey Performance Podcast #76
This episode of the podcast is with the founder & head of elite performance at Hytro, Dr. Warren Bradley. Before founding Hytro, Warren was a Performance Nutritionist in elite rugby union, league & association football, which meant we had plenty to talk about.
Hytro is the first blood flow restriction (BFR) wearable designed specifically to improve sports performance. We spoke about how Warren came up with the idea for the product, how it has evolved over time & how he has found the transition from elite sport into business.
Blood Flow Restriction is becoming more widespread in its use in recent years, so we had loads to talk about in relation to the benefits of the practice and how it fits into an elite performance setting.
You can find out more about Hytro & BFR at the below social media channels.Instagram: @hytro_ Twitter: @hytrotraining Warren's insta: @warren_hytro Website: https://hytro.com/elite-sport/
5:30 - Transition from Performance Nutrition to Business
14:00 - Developing business skills
21:45 - How the product has evolved
28:00 - Purpose of Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)
31:00 - BFR for strength training
42:00 - BFR for recovery
46:30 - BFR for potentiation
51:50 - Initial feedback
57:00 - Innovative use
59:30 - BFR Protocols
Premiership Rugby Pre-Season & Holistic Performance with Ollie Thorley - Petey Performance Podcast #75
This episode of the podcast is with Gloucester Rugby winger and England international, Ollie Thorley.
With the 22/23 Premiership season kicking off in a little over a month, pre-season preparations are well underway. That was a major topic of conversation for this chat, along with how athletes should set personal goals, in order to optimise their own training in the lead up to competitive fixtures.
We spoke about enhancing your strengths, as well as ironing out your weaknesses, and also how to recover optimally in order to have your mind and body in a state of peak performance.
Our chat was topped off by a conversation around mental health for athletes, Gloucester Rugby's core values and Ollie's own personal connection to the club, as well as his aspirations for the future.
4:20 - Pre-Season Training
12:15 - Setting personal goals
15:30 - Working on strengths and weaknesses
17:05 - Maintaining focus as a young athlete
20:30 - Team-meetings
25:30 - Mental health
30:30 - Looking after your mind and body
38:00 - Disconnecting from your mobile phone
45:00 - Gloucester Rugby's goals for season 22/23
48:00 - Gloucester Rugby's core values
51:45 - Connection with the Gloucester fans
Club & Inter-County Differences with Ronan McNamee - Petey Performance Podcast #74
This episode is with Tyrone Senior Footballer, 2021 All-Ireland Winner and 2019 All-Star, Ronan McNamee.
We had a fantastic conversation about his own business endeavours, his current club training routine and the inter-county season.
Ronan gave many interesting insights into topics such as, the differences between club & inter-county players, the commitment it takes to play inter-county football & how the game of Gaelic football has changed over the years.
We also spoke about what it takes to win an All-Ireland final, what went wrong for Tyrone this season & his position as a mentor to younger players.
6:30 - Having his own gym
8:20 - Reformers Pilates / Being robust enough to last the season
16:15 - Training routine coming into the club championship season
20:30 - Differences in preparation of club vs county players
28:00 - Being a mentor to younger team mates
31:20 - Social aspect of playing county
41:20 - Differences between this season and last season
53:00 - Pre and post-match routine
59:20 - Favourable coaching styles
1:03:35 - How the game has improved over the years
AFLW 2022 & Benefits to the GAA with Orla O'Dwyer - Petey Performance Podcast #73
This episode of the podcast is with AFLW superstar, Brisbane Lion & former Tipperary GAA dual-code athlete, Orla O'Dwyer.
Orla has just signed a new contract with the Brisbane Lions and is entering her 4th season with the club. We spoke about her training at the moment, her rehab process following shoulder surgery and how she recovers from training and games to perform at her best.
She has had a stellar couple of season's, picking up a Premiership medal in 2021 and being named in the All-Australian team last year, becoming the first Irish player to do so since Jim Stynes in 1993.
We spoke about how she has found the transition to Aussie Rules, the contact side of the game, technical skills, individual and group goal-setting for the new season.
We spoke about how the AFLW benefits many Irish athletes and our national sports back home, as well as her advice to the many new Irish AFLW recruits plying their trade this season.
Orla is thriving in Oz and hopefully she can continue in her rich vein of form, to garner more monumental personal and team achievements with the Lions in 2022.
6:00 - AFLW Pre-season
9:15 - Orla’s rehab following a shoulder injury
18:45 - The contact side in AFL vs GAA
22:15 - Finding her rhythm in the game
25:30 - Having/being a mentor on the team
27:45 - Orla’s personal goals
30:10 - Individual technical skill work
33:00 - Irish players in the AFLW
36:10 - Recovery and downtime
43:00 - Setting goals as a group
45:45 - Major differences between the AFL and GAA
48:00 - Increasing physicality in women’s GAA
51:00 - How the AFLW benefits the GAA
54:15 - Advice to future Irish AFLW players
Do You Want to Win or Would You Just Like to Win? - Petey Performance Podcast #72
This episode is my first solo podcast in quite some time. As usual, it's just a diary of my thoughts over the last couple of weeks.
During this episode I ask some very important questions, such as "Do you want to win, or would you just like to win?"
I also speak about giving 100% to yourself, your teammates and your coaches, before moving onto talking about what we must be willing to do as coaches, to put our athletes in the best position to achieve their goals.
If you have any questions for me or are interested in getting some help in achieving your goals and reaching peak performance, don't be afraid to reach out on social media or via email.
As always, I hope you enjoy it.
And if you do enjoy it, please remember to like it, share it and send it!
7:00 - Do you want to win or would you just like to win?
8:05 - Giving 100%
13:45 - Limiting alcohol intake
15:30 - Training to win
20:40 - Committing to teammates / Non-negotiables
23:15 - What can you give as a coach
24:40 - Creating a good environment as a coach
Coaching the Tackle in Rugby & Tackle Safety with Andy Ryland - Petey Performance Podcast #71
This episode of the podcast is with USA Football's Senior Manager in Education, former USA Eagle and D1 Collegiate Footballer, Andy Ryland.
Andy brings a unique perspective to coaching the tackle in rugby & American football, given that he played both sports at the highest level before stepping into coaching.
We talked all about contact preparation, his passion for tackling, tackling KPIs and common misconceptions in both rugby and American football.
This one is a super start for any youth rugby coaches, in how to break down the tackle before building it back up again to the sum of its parts.
We finished up by speaking about how we can make contact sports safer in the long term, by improving tackle and grapple technique with athletes of a young age.
Andy has transitioned into coach development after many year's working as a S&C coach, so there's something in this one for coaches of many specialities.
5:30 - Andy’s current role
14:20 - His passion for tackling
18:20 - Misconceptions in the coaching of tackling
29:00 - Progressive drills
37:15 - Tackling KPIs
46:45 - Finishing the tackle
52:20 - Introducing youth athletes to tackling
1:07:50 - Possible safety implementations for youth athletes
Connacht Challenge & Leinster Legacy with Peter Dooley - Petey Performance Podcast #70
This episode of the podcast is with proud Birr-native, Connacht loosehead prop & member of the prestigious 100 cap club at Leinster Rugby, Peter Dooley.
This one was a little surreal to record, as Peter and myself are very close in age and would've grown up together out at Roscrea rugby club. We would've spent may days playing against each other for many years in both rugby & hurling, representing Birr and Roscrea respectively, so there was a good deal of banter in this conversation.
We touched on Offaly vs Tipperary in the minor hurling final last weekend, chatting about what an important part of his life hurling was in his youth. We also touched on his underage rugby experiences, which included his transition to the front-row from number 8.
We talked about his excitement about his big move to Galway next week, after signing on to play with Connacht next season. We also touched on his reasons for staying in Ireland and his international aspirations.
Finally we spoke about the heavy influence his dad, Gerry, has had over his rugby career and over the development of the underage setup at Birr RFC.
Pete, has left a legacy at Leinster rugby, achieving his 100th cap last season, so we spoke about the many experiences he's had there, and how pivotal the club has been in his development as a rugby player and as a man.
4:15 - Peter's hurling background
14:15 - Transition from number 8 to the front row
20:00 - Early Beginning's at Leinster
22:45 - Leinster Academy
27:45 - His upcoming move to Galway
30:15 - Peter’s attraction to play for Connacht
31:10 - Goals of playing for Ireland
35:00 - Passion for scrummaging
37:15 - His Dad’s influence on his career
41:20 - How the underage club setup prepared him for his rugby career
45:10 - Mentoring young players
49:15 - 100 cap milestone
56:50 - Leaving a Legacy at Leinster
The Performance Plate, Body Composition & Food Culture with Patrick McCarthy - Petey Performance Podcast #69
This episode of the podcast is with Sport & Performance Nutritionist, Patrick McCarthy.
Patrick is currently beginning a role with Team Biolayne in the US, having made the move to Boston, following some travelling in Costa Rica.
He has experience working with the Clare Senior Footballers, Tactical Athletes in the US and many other athletes and general population clients in a private setting.
He has previously been employed by Daniel Davey, of Davey Nutrition, and is now working under the world-renowned, Layne Norton. As a result, he brings a unique perspective on the use of language around nutrition, how he frames performance nutrition for busy athletes and how he adapts his practice, based on the culture he finds himself in.
All of these were talking points, as well as conversations around weight-loss/body recomposition for athletes, nutrition consultancy for clubs & differing attitudes towards sports nutrition in the US vs Ireland.
We also spoke about the work that he has been doing with firefighters, first responders, the military, the navy & others in the US (Tactical Athletes).
There are also some nuggets of information around content creation, writing and social media strategy for any budding nutritionists in the online space.
Reading Research Guide - Layne Norton
Mike Posner - I Took a Pill in Ibiza (Acoustic)
9:00 - Patrick’s new role with Team Biolayne
14:30 - Creating credible content for athletes and the general population
18:15 - Varying fuel requirements for athletes
25:00 - Athletic performance vs body composition
39:00 - Benefits of sports clubs consulting a nutritionist
43:30 - Strategies to create a more positive attitude towards food
51:40 - Nutrition in Irish athletes vs US athletes
57:20 - Patrick’s social media strategy
1:02:45 - Tactical athletes
1:07:00 - Caffeine overconsumption
Coaching is Teaching & Sports Speed Certification with Sam Portland - Petey Performance Podcast #68
This episode of the podcast is with our first returning guest, S&C Coach and Mentor, Sam Portland.
Sam is currently in the process of releasing his own certification, focused on teaching coaches the fundamentals of speed coaching in a clear and actionable manner. This was a big focus point of our conversation, as well as speaking about how many coaches neglect speed coaching with their athletes, for fear of the unknown.
We also spoke about how important it is to be able to teach, in order to be a good coach, as well as how it important it is to understand basic physics, in order to coach speed effectively.
We also spoke about athlete archetypes and categorisation of team-sport athletes in relation to speed, before moving onto speak about when to know that you've done enough as a S&C coach.
You can find out more about Sam's Sports Speed Certification over at coachsportland.co.uk/sport-speed-certification/ or you can contact Sam on his social media channels which I will attach below.
Don't forget to use code "PETEYPSPEED" for 15% off of the total price of the certification, and hopefully I'll see you at one of the seminars in the near future.
LinkedIn: Sam Portland
5:45 - Sportland Sports Speed Certification
15:30 - Teaching in order to coach
22:00 - Fear of coaching speed due to risk-to-reward ratio
26:45 - Knowing when you’ve done enough as an S&C coach
31:00 - Categorising athletes for individualised training
36:30 - Qualifications through Sam’s certifications
48:30 - Benefits of in-person seminars
52:30 - How running the mentorship has changed Sam
Athletic Development for GAA & Lessons from the USA with Ian Jones - Petey Performance Podcast #67
This episode of the podcast is with the highly experienced, Head of S&C for Bishopstown GAA & Setanta College, Ian Jones.
Ian is originally from Cork and has recently relocated home to take up his new role, following an incredibly impressive decade of coaching in American professional and elite-level college sport.
He has experience working with both the Houston Texans & Cleveland Browns in the NFL, as well as working with USA Rugby, Rugby United NY & many D1 colleges in the US.
We chatted about the big move and how his new role differs from those that he has held in the states. We also spoke about the major differences in coaching elite level athletes in the US and GAA athletes in Ireland.
The partnership between Setanta College and Bishopstown is a new one, and truly revolutionary, so we spent a lot of time speaking about how that relationship is optimised to enhance the performance of the GAA club.
We also spoke about setting standards in training from the start, the new split season model of the GAA, individualising training for athletes & improvements that can be made in the S&C industry.
Ian has been running a number of S&C workshops in conjunction with Setanta College, as well as presenting at the recent Irish S&C Conference. You can find out more about both @ www.setantacollege.com & www.irishscnetwork.com
6:30 - Taking on a new role
10:45 - Differences in US athletes’ and GAA athletes’ attitudes towards training
17:30 - Building blocks to improve performance over time
27:30 - Being emotionally invested in a project
30:30 - Setting standards from the beginning
36:25 - Improving funding for S&C coaches
38:10 - Individualisation of training
43:00 - Maintaining an open dialogue between his role in Setanta and the GAA club committee
53:00 - Changes he will make in his coaching approach going forward
59:15 - How the new split season model suits the GAA player
1:02:20 - Balancing his busy schedule
1:11:40 - Improving the US S&C industry model
Rehabilitation, Support & Building a Brand with Nadia Power - Petey Performance Podcast #66
This episode of the podcast is with Irish International 800m & 1500m runner and Tokyo 2020 Olympian, Nadia Power.
Nadia is currently returning to the track following quite a serious foot injury. She has had a tough year, dealing with COVID and other illnesses as well as her plantar fascia tear, whilst simultaneously transitioning to a new coaching setup and training group overseas.
We spoke in depth about what spurred her recent move to London, her recent training camp in South Africa and how she has coped with the rehabilitation process of her first serious injury.
We talked about the importance of having the right coach at the right time in your career, and how her personal preference for feedback has changed through the years.
We also spoke about the added pressures that come along with an elite-level athletic career, which include building a personal brand and dealing with sponsors, as well as meeting new competitors and racing against your teammates.
Nadia is an incredibly driven individual and was brave to talk about her struggles in the past in relation to her relationship towards underperformance.
She spoke candidly about how she has done great work with Sport Psychologist, Jessie Barr, and her other coaches to develop a more rational approach towards performance at this stage of her career.
We also touched on how her parents and friends have been her ultimate supporters down through the years, despite having very different approaches towards how they deliver that support.
Nadia is currently undergoing the transition back onto the track and no doubt we'll be seeing her competing at the top level again sooner rather than later.
4:30 - Nadia’s recent move to London
6:30 - Nadia’s foot injury and her recovery
13:50 - Her new perspective as she returns to sport
20:00 - Aqua jogging
23:30 - Receiving external feedback on a session
29:00 - Speed vs Endurance
33:30 - The benefits of going to training camps (South Africa)
37:15 - Meeting new people through the sport
42:50 - Internal pressure
46:15 - Switching off
50:45 - Watching other athletes compete from the sideline
54:00 - Self-branding and sponsorships
1:00:50 - Nadia’s parents’ support
Authenticity and Durability with Jake Tuura - Petey Performance Podcast #65
This episode of the podcast is with Online S&C Coach and former D1 Strength Coach, Jake Tuura.
Jake is a specialist in the rehabilitation of jumpers knee and has a number of popular online programs that focus on developing strength, size, power and vertical jump ability.
We chatted about his recent rehabilitation from an acute ankle injury and what he learned during that process. We also dove deep into the science behind patellar tendinopathy rehabilitation and how he best works to help as many people as he can.
We talked about what he misses from in-person coaching, why he transitioned to the online space and the many negatives and positives to working almost exclusively through social media.
Jake's programs can all be found over on his website jaketuura.com and you can find additional information about him through his instagram and linktree.
5:30 - How travelling affects Jake’s training routine / ankle injury recovery
12:30 - Jake’s ‘Don’t Be Soft’ attitude
20:30 - How his goals have changed
27:15 - The aspects of coaching he misses
29:00 - Staying authentic as a coach
41:30 - The sales side to coaching
48:45 - The wide variety of training approaches available
53:30 - The downfalls to easy access to free fitness advice on social media
56:00 - Working through an injury
1:11:40 - How to help athletes with an injury as a coach
1:13:30 - Achieving growth on social media
Critical Thinking and Change of Direction with Mathew Cook (Transferable Training) - Petey Performance Podcast #64
This episode of the podcast is with S&C coach, speed and change of direction specialist Mathew Cook.
Mathew operates his own private coaching business, Transferable Training, where he works with team-sport and track athletes to improve their acceleration, speed and change of direction ability.
We chatted about his recent holiday, which was his first as a self-employed individual. We then moved onto talking about his internship with Jonas Doodoo and Speedworks, and how that was absolutely pivotal in his development as a coach.
Both myself and Mathew have a bit of a speed bias, so we spoke about the value of training outside the gym, as well as within it. We also touched on how he's used data and testing to improve his own coaching process, and what's sparked his interest of late in terms of COD for team sports.
We finished up by having an important conversation around the benefits and dangers of social media, as Mathew has had a huge increase in his following of late.
6:00 - Switching off during a holiday when self-employed
14:45 - Mathew’s work with SpeedWorks and Jonas
23:50 - Thinking critically about how and why you do things
27:00 - Changes in his views/approaches since he began working with Jonas
38:30 - Experimenting with different approaches and his learnings from that
47:00 - Using data effectively in coaching
52:00 - Slowing down in order to speed up
54:30 - His work with team sport athletes on change of direction
1:02:00 - Mathew’s growth on social media / Navigating social media
ACL Rehabilitation & Staying Positive with Aishling Moloney - Petey Performance Podcast #63
This episode of the podcast is with Tipperary footballer and LGFA All-Star, Aishling Moloney.
Aishling is currently rehabbing from an ACL rupture but it has been anything but plain sailing for her since the injury occurred back in January of 2021.
We chatted about the complications she has had during her rehabilitation and how she has used her support circle to remain positive throughout the process.
We then moved on to talk about how she has now developed a newfound appreciation for nutrition, weight-training and recovery. She also touches on how she is going to take the next few months as an opportunity to focus on improving her linear speed, as well as an opportunity to continue enjoying life away from football.
Aishling has shown incredible mental resilience over the last year and I have no doubts that she will be back on the field, setting a great example for young athletes in the near future.
Professional Boxing and Mental Skills with Emmet Brennan - Petey Performance Podcast #62
This episode of the podcast is a conversation with Irish Olympian and New-York-based boxer, Emmet Brennan.
We chatted about the boxing industry as a whole and where it finds itself at the moment, touching on promoters, Canelo vs Bivol, Taylor vs Serrano and the differences between pro boxing and the amateur level.
Emmet is currently rehabbing a shoulder injury, so we spoke about that, and his aspirations of boxing at the professional level very soon. We talked about the challenges he has been presented with in trying to transition into pro-boxing from amateur, as well as how the amateur sport has changed insurmountably since he began many years ago.
We spoke about the value of understanding S&C as an athlete, figuring out what works for your body, mental strength and his plan moving forward.
We also had time to touch on the support his family has given him over the years, especially during his Olympic cycle, and how he has looked to keep his focus, with a positive circle around him.
Emmet will hopefully be moving into professional boxing quite soon, and is currently looking for sponsors to help him on his journey. If you or anyone you know is interested, you can contact him over on his instagram @emmetbrennan
Stress, Intensity and Sled-Pulling to Enhance Momentum with Dr. Peter Tierney - Petey Performance Podcast #61
This episode of the podcast is a conversation with Dr. Peter Tierney of Lululemon. Dr. Tierney is working as a Senior Research Scientist with the company in Vancouver, having experience working in elite sport with Leinster Rugby and the English FA in the past.
Thus, Peter brings a unique perspective to his role in Product Innovation with the company, and it was really interesting to chat to him about the many lessons he's learned in elite sport, which have benefitted his performance in his new role.
We had time to talk about a whole host of topics over the course of this conversation, touching on stress, sleep and recovery, teaching methods, differences between coaching in elite football and elite rugby union, sled-pulling to enhance momentum and/or acceleration performance, intensity-differences between various levels of rugby union and World Rugby's new guidelines for contact training.
Dr. Tierney has achieved quite a lot in his short career so far, and I have no doubts that he'll continue to achieve great things in his new role in Canada.
Transitioning to Prop and Rugby Abroad with Conor Maguire - Petey Performance Podcast #60
This episode of the podcast is with Hartpury RFC and Gloucester Rugby, loosehead prop, Conor Maguire.
The Skerries-born, former Boyne RFC and Old Wesley man is now thriving in the Championship with Hartpury, whilst also getting the odd run out with Gloucester in the Premiership, due to his dual-status.
Conor's journey to this point has been incredibly interesting, as he has experience in both the Leinster and Connacht systems, where he found his feet, before moving across the water to Wales, to take up an opportunity with Dragons Rugby.
He started out as a hooker but has transitioned to loosehead prop in recent years, which was a fascinating topic of conversation during the chat.
We talked about how he has looked to find an optimal weight to balance his weaknesses and strengths, scrummaging at loosehead and hooker and then advice he would give to any young players thinking of making the change.
There are tonnes of golden nuggets in here for young players with high aspirations, and it was a thoroughly enjoyable conversation with a very level-headed guy, with an incredibly vibrant character.
The most poignant part of the conversation was undoubtedly when Conor outlined why he doesn't let the sport of rugby define him as a person.
Enjoy it and remember to like it, share it and send it.
Low Intensity Training and Fuelling for Performance with Seán Kinane - Petey Performance Podcast #59
This episode of the podcast is with owner of Health Matters, Seán Kinane.
Health Matters is a Dublin-based health and fitness company, specialising in VO2 and metabolic testing, nutritional therapy and corporate care. The company work with a wide array of sports people and general population clients, from elite, international athletes to recreational runners.
We had a conversation around the importance of low intensity training and why it is commonly neglected by just about everyone. We also managed to touch on how Seán likes to present the data with his different clientele, how nutrition and under-fuelling can have a negative impact on performance and the challenges of testing triathletes and team-sport-athletes.
This is a great episode for anyone that's interested in taking ownership of their performance. It will hopefully help you to understand why optimising your training and recovery should be made a priority, if you want to get the best out of yourself.
You can find out more about Seán and Health Matters over at myhealthmatters.ie
What Sprint Coaches Get Wrong with Jack Edwards - Petey Performance Podcast #58
This episode of the podcast is with Australian Sprint Coach, Jack Edwards.
Jack coaches international athletes, team-sport athletes and members of the general public down in Sydney, Australia. He operates a growing athletics coaching company with his two mates, called Track Speed Development. He has also previously represented Australia at the Junior Commonwealth Games in the 100m Hurdles.
He manages his time between, coaching, competing and his day job as a secondary school English teacher. As a result of his background in education, he brings a unique perspective to coaching, delving deep into the psychology of learning and the "how" of movement execution.
We chatted about hurdles, sprinting and acceleration in great detail, as Jack outlined a few things that he believes athletics coaches have traditionally gotten a little wrong in the past.
We went deep on hip extension, ankle stiffness, ground contact positions, timing and acceleration.
We talked about how he's come to his conclusions around sprint coaching, success he's achieved and how he goes about teaching his athletes the basics.
Jack is an incredible thinker, coach and I have no doubts that he will achieve great success as he transitions from teaching into full-time coaching over the next few years.
You can find out more about Jack and Track Speed Development over at the Track Speed Development Instagram Page
Holistic Approach to High Performance with Dr. Fergus Connolly - Petey Performance Podcast #57
This episode of the podcast is with expert performance coach, Dr. Fergus Connolly.
He is one of the world’s foremost performance coaches with over 20 years experience working with high performers in elite corporate, sport and military. Dr. Connolly has experience working in almost every major sport, previously consulting with San Fransisco 49ers, Dublin GAA, Munster Rugby, Liverpool FC, New York Knicks, Welsh Rugby Union, University of Michigan and many more.
Myself and Fergus had a fantastic chat around all things high performance, touching on how he defines it, how he has developed his holistic approach, why it is more advantageous to become a generalist over a specialist and the powerful lessons he has learned over the 20 years he has been in the industry.
There is tonnes of value in this conversation and as a result it went on a little longer than planned. However, if you manage to listen to the whole thing, I have no doubts that you will gain an incredible insight into the mind of one of the industries most successful practitioners.
Online Coaching & Elite Inter-County Football with Eoghan McCabe - Petey Performance Podcast #56
This episode of the podcast is with Online S&C coach and Antrim inter-county football star, Eoghan McCabe.
Myself and Eoghan had a fantastic conversation around the challenges that he's faced in developing and running his online business, EMC Performance Academy. We also spoke about the many benefits of transitioning to the online space and what motivated him to make such a massive change.
We then went on to discuss the great work that he's been doing with his clients in relation to speed development, education and behaviour-change.
Finally, we discussed his own training schedule and how he manages to operate the business, whilst also playing elite inter-county football with Antrim in Division 3 of the National Football League.
Building a Community and Achieving Autonomy with Daniel Davey - Petey Performance Podcast #55
This episode of the podcast is with founder of Davey Nutrition, former Dublin GAA & Leinster Rugby Performance Nutritionist, Daniel Davey.
Daniel and myself had an incredibly poignant conversation around the importance of having a purpose in your work and how he has built a community around his brand, Davey Nutrition.
We also chatted about achieving autonomy in one's professional career and life in general, guiding his clients towards making real, meaningful changes and the importance of active listening.
Daniel is releasing his second book quite soon, and he is currently in the process of transitioning his whole business online, vacating his roles with Leinster Rugby & Dublin GAA. So, these were two interesting talking points, amongst many more throughout our chat.
This conversation left me feeling energised and motivated, whilst also feeling like I'd learned some valuable lessons from a deep-thinker and an intelligent practitioner.
I hope you guys enjoy it and hopefully see some great value in this educational piece of content.
You can find out more about Davey Nutrition over at daveynutrition.com
Self-Care & Sustainability in S&C with Charlie Norton-Sherwood - Petey Performance Podcast #54
This episode of the podcast is with Arsenal Academy Strength & Conditioning coach, Charlie Norton Sherwood.
Charlie was incredibly brave to give a candid reflection of his early years in the industry, outlining the mistakes that he made as a young coach, in relation to not taking care of himself and saturating his life in S&C with a view to furthering his career.
We chatted about how this issue arises all to often with young S&C coaches and give some advice around what we would do differently if given the opportunity to enter the industry as a fresh-faced newbie again.
We also talked about the value of internships, finding what works for different athletes, driving intent in the weight-room, change of direction in youth football and Charlie's new role at the Arsenal Academy.
Women in Sport & Irish Athletics with Lilly-Ann O'Hora - Petey Performance Podcast #53
This special episode of the podcast is to celebrate International Women's Day, and is with Women in Sport officer for Athletics Ireland & International Athlete, Lilly-Ann O'Hora.
Myself and Lilly-Ann chatted about her own performance in the 100m Hurdles at the recent Irish National Indoor Championships, as well as how competing in such a highly-competitive field has motivated her to reach new heights again and again.
We talked about the great place that Irish athletics finds itself in at the moment, with so many stars on an international level. And we also touched on how she is working to increase participation in Irish athletics for both female and male athletes.
We touched on the absence of female coaches at an elite and sub-elite level, as well as talking about the many barriers that they face on a personal level, as well as the micro-aggressions that they may experience in the coaching industry.
We finished up by chatting about what can be done in the future to level the playing field in terms of exposure and opportunities given to both male and female sport.
I hope that you all enjoy it, and pick up a few lessons along the way. Happy International Women's Day to all of our female listeners!
Communication & Rehabilitation with Donie Fox - Petey Performance Podcast #52
This episode of the podcast is with chartered physiotherapist and S&C coach, Donie Fox.
Donie operates out of his own private practice, RTP Physio, based down at St. Judes GAA club, where he also coaches hurling and camogie.
We chatted about self-employment, communication with clients, the importance of community for small businesses and personal development within the industry.
This one was a great chat, with a top-class practitioner, so I hope you all take something away from it.
You can find out more about RTP Physio over at https://www.rtp.physio/.
Velocity-Based Training & Periodisation with Will Ratelle - Petey Performance Podcast #51
This episode of the podcast is with University of North Dakota, S&C coach, Will Ratelle.
Will leads the S&C program at the university for both basketball and volleyball, whilst also assisting with their football program. He also brings a unique perspective to the role, given that he has experience as a professional football player in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons and Kansas City Chiefs.
His private S&C service is booming and he is an absolute king in terms of social media marketing, with an array of in-depth, informational videos on his Youtube channel.
We chatted about social media, medicine ball throws, velocity-based training, periodisation and achieving buy-in in the weight-room.
A great one to kick off season 2, I hope that you all enjoy it as much as I did.
Beating the All Blacks and Amateur International Rugby with Seamus Dennison - Petey Performance Podcast #50
Seamus Dennison was part of the famous Munster team that beat New Zealand back in 1978, making a famous tackle on the day. He was also the protagonist in a advertisement for Guinness in recent years.
We didn’t just talk about that encounter though, speaking about his rugby career in general, including his 3 Ireland caps, and why he thinks it was a struggle for Munster players of his generation to get picked for their country.
We also touched on the current Ireland and Munster setups, reviewing Saturday’s game against Japan, and previewing next weekend’s with New Zealand.
Anyone who knows or has been taught by Seamus, knows that it can be hard to get information about his exploits on the rugby field out of him. So, it was a pleasure and a privilege to finally get to speak to him about his playing days so freely.
I think this will be an incredibly interesting listen for any and all rugby fans, and a perfect way to wrap up this season’s podcast.
Values and Client-Centred Care with Kate McDaid (Nutrikate) - Petey Performance Podcast #49
Kate McDaid is a Health and Performance Nutritionist and the founder of Nutrikate.
Kate and I talked about the growth of Nutrikate, the direction in which the company is headed and the original “why” behind its start-up. She went into detail regarding her management style and why she has always believed in a client-centred approach. We didn’t just stick to the business chat though, chatting about her basic pillars of nutrition and the importance of sleep for health and wellness.
A great chat, I’m sure people from all walks of life will be able to take something useful from this one.
Sports Nutrition and Collaborative Coaching with Jonny Holland - Petey Performance Podcast #48
This episode of the podcast is with Cork GAA Performance Nutritionist, Cork Constitution Head Coach and former Munster rugby player, Jonny Holland.
Jonny is a self-employed and works with both Cork senior hurling and football teams. We chatted all things sports nutrition touching on pre-game, in-game and post-game practices. We also touched on creatine supplementation, weight management, individualisation and meal-timing.
We then moved onto rugby chat, talking about the lessons Jonny took from his own professional career, as well as the current AIL season.
A conversation that went all over the place, there’s something in there for anyone interested in GAA, rugby, nutrition or business.
Olympic Bronze Medal and Physical Prep for 7s Rugby with Fernando Levy - Petey Performance Podcast #47
This episode of the podcast is with former Argentina 7s Physical Preparation Coach, Fernando Levy.
Fernando and myself had an insightful conversation about his impact on the Argentina 7s team’s journey to a bronze medal at Tokyo 2020. We talk about what attracted Fern to 7s, what it was like prepping for the Olympics during the COVID pandemic and the intangibles that culminated in his boys causing an upset, to come home with a medal.
A true gent, I’m sure you all will enjoy this extremely candid conversation.
The Paralympic Games and Growth from Loss with Orla Comerford - Petey Performance Podcast #46
This week's podcast is a conversation with Irish Paralympic Sprinter, Orla Comerford.
We had a very deep and poignant conversation about her mentality towards athletics, as well as her motivations to train, the roadblocks she has faced down through the years and the extremely difficult situation she was faced with, when she lost her phenomenal coach, Brian Corcoran, whilst away at the Paralympics earlier this year.
I thank Orla for her time, in what was a very brave chat, that I’m sure will resonate with many who knew Brian, as well as many others who have had to deal with the grief of loss in their own lives.
Online Business and Biomechanical Misconceptions with David Grey - Petey Performance Podcast #45
This episode of the podcast is with biomechanics specialist, David Grey.
He is the proud owner of his own business/clinic, David Grey Rehab, which provides individuals with therapy in both an online and in-person setting. We chatted about the benefits and the challenges of working almost exclusively online, how life has changed for him since his first stock program, Lower Body Basics, took off and some of the common challenges that he faces with his clients in relation to hip and hamstring injuries.
We also took the time to talk about Dave's own athletic career, common problems that he sees frequently in GAA, and the business skills that he's picked up along his journey so far.
So, hopefully there's something in there for everyone. I hope you enjoy it, as we both had a lot of fun during the recording.
Contact and Combat Sport Conditioning with Graeme Morris - Petey Performance Podcast #44
This episode of the podcast is a conversation with Melbourne-based S&C coach, Graeme Morris.
Graeme is currently working in a private setting, as well as leading the S&C programming for the AFL referees.
We had a conversation that covered a multitude of topics including, Aussie Rules Football, rugby league, rugby union, multi-directional tempo conditioning and S&C for the combat-sport athlete. We also managed to touch on the new rugby union contact-training laws, Volkanovski in the UFC and the Wallabies as well.
This conversation flowed so well that I'm sure it will be an enjoyable listen. Graeme is an awesome practitioner and a funny guy so I'm sure there is something in there for just about everyone.
Goal Kicking and Rule Changes with Peter Breen a.k.a. Rugby Bricks - Petey Performance Podcast #43
This episode of the podcast is with rugby coach, Peter Breen. Peter is the founder of Rugby Bricks, a New Zealand-based company that brings world class knowledge, skills and products to rugby players around the globe.
Pete has worked with the likes of Aaron Smith, Ben Smith, Quade Cooper, Reece Hodge and many other elite rugby players. He is currently working as a Skills & Kicking coach with the Melbourne Storm in the NRL, and as an Assistant Coach with the Wallaroos.
We had a chat about all things kicking, rugby union and rugby league. We also had time to chat about the Rugby Championship and the preliminary finals of the NRL.
Find out all you need to know about Rugby Bricks over at https://rugbybricks.com/
Coaching Relationships and Affecting Performance with Keir Wenham-Flatt - Petey Performance Podcast #42
This episode of the podcast is with a giant within the S&C industry, Keir Wenham-Flatt, a.k.a. The Rugby Strength Coach.
Keir is the founder of the Strength Coach Network, where he now works full time. He has formerly worked with the Argentina Rugby Union, London Wasps, Sydney Roosters, Toshiba in Japan and William & Mary in the United States.
We chatted about the various coaching environments he's worked in and what separates the good from the bad. We also touched on how he works to achieve buy-in with athletes, how we actually affect performance in competition, the line between S&C and skills coaching and the application of jiu-jitsu/grapple work to contact sport.
S&C in Football and Mental Health in Sport with David O'Connor - Petey Performance Podcast #41
This episode of the podcast is with Shelbourne FC S&C coach, David O'Connor.
Myself and David talked about his pillars of performance in S&C coaching for football, how he connects with his athletes and the work he has done for mental health awareness in the past.
Para-Rowing and Being Relentless with Katie O'Brien - Petey Performance Podcast #40
This episode of the podcast is with Irish para-rower, PR2 national champion and 2019 World Bronze Medalist, Katie O'Brien.
We talk about her intense training schedule, her experiences at the National and World Championships, the Paralympics, her professional life as a veterinarian and her experiences growing up with Spina Bifida.
Youth S&C, Facing Adversity and Why We Coach with Daniel Moore - Petey Performance Podcast #39
This episode of the podcast is with Head of Strength and Conditioning at Blackrock College, Lansdowne RFC and Wicklow GAA, Daniel Moore.
We talked about his work in high-performing organisations, as well as having a very deep conversation about why he coaches and what makes a successful coach.
Dan also participated in RTE's show, Ultimate Hell Week, last year. So we had a conversation about what he gained from that experience and what he learned about himself in the process.
Achilles Tendinopathy Rehab and Olympic Reflections with Colin Griffin - Petey Performance Podcast #38
This episode of the podcast is a conversation with Strength and Conditioning coach and former Olympic race-walker, Colin Griffin.
Colin operates out of Santry Sports Surgery Clinic and is currently completing is PhD in Achilles Tendinopathy rehabilitation, under the tutelage of JB Morin. We had an in-depth discussion on the mechanisms of injury of Achilles tendinopathy, as well as his treatment and assessment methods. We then talked about the Tokyo Olympics, his own Olympic experiences, in 2008 and 2012, and his company The Altitude Centre Ireland.
Losing an All-Ireland Semi-Final, Writing a Bestseller and Dealing with Depression with Shane Carthy - Petey Performance Podcast #37
This episode of the podcast is with Dublin inter-county footballer and best-selling author, Shane Carthy.
We had a great chat about his beloved Manchester United, losing out in an All-Ireland semi-final to Mayo, his aspirations for next season, the release of his best-selling autobiography and a frank discussion about mental health in general.
This is quite a deep one so I hope someone can take something useful from it.
If anyone out there is struggling with mental health issues, remember that there are plenty of services available, so don't be afraid to talk.
Tokyo 2021, Team New Balance and Grá don Teanga Gaeilge le Síofra Cléirigh Büttner - Petey Performance Podcast #36
This episode of the podcast is with Irish 800m runner and Olympian, Síofra Cléirigh Büttner.
Being that Síofra is a gaelgeoir we spoke in Irish for the beginning of the podcast, but transitioned into English after about 15 minutes to make it accessible to speakers of both languages.
We chatted about the Olympic experience, living and training in the United States with Team New Balance, as well as her love of the Irish language and more.
Youth Athlete Coaching, Inter-county Football and Dealing with Racism with Jemar Hall - Petey Performance Podcast #35
This episode of the podcast is a conversation with strength and conditioning coach and Armagh inter-county footballer, Jemar Hall.
We cover a range of topics over the course of this episode, including how Jemar manages his time between playing GAA at an elite level and running is coaching business H&H Performance.
We also touch on his beginnings in sport as a multi-sport athlete, being heavily influenced by his mother, father and uncles, before having the tough conversation regarding the racism he's experienced on the field of play.
Jemar is very open throughout this conversation and incredibly brave to talk about topics that he acknowledges, are not easy for him to talk about.
Lions vs Springboks 3rd Test Review - Petey Performance Podcast #34
In a series that came down to the wire, there can only be one winner. In this episode of the podcast, I go over the major talking points from the final test of the Lions tour, as well as my own reflections on the tour as a whole.
Business, Internships and Robustness with Billy O'Regan - Petey Performance Podcast #33
Episode 33 of The Petey Performance Podcast is with S&C coach and all around businessman, Billy O'Regan.
We chat all things coaching, S&C, internships, robustness, sandbag carries and switching off. We even found time to preview the 3rd test between British & Irish Lions and the Springboks, from the comfort of our armchairs.
Lions vs Springboks Second Test Review - Petey Performance Podcast #32
A short review of the spicy encounter between the Springboks and the B&I Lions in Test Week 2. I talk about the styles of play brought from both teams and the lack of discipline from both the players and coaching staff, before previewing the upcoming Test 3 decider.
Lions vs Springboks First Test Review - Petey Performance Podcast #31
The B&I Lions came away with a 22-17 win over the Springboks at the weekend. Is there scope for improvement? Did some questionable decisions go their way? Should a few changes be made to the side for the 2nd test? And how are the Springboks going to retaliate?
International S&C During Restrictions, Work-Life Balance & Lions vs Springboks with Henri-Charl Terblanche - Petey Performance Podcast #30
This episode of the podcast is a conversation with former Blue Bulls S&C, and current Singapore Rugby Union Head S&C, Henri-Charl Terblanche.
We talked about how Henri is managing his clients and athletes during COVID-19 restrictions, how he achieves work-life balance for his young family, as well as touching on the Lions tour and upcoming first test against the Springboks.
Performance-Driven Rehabilitation, Positive Language and Metrics as a Tool with Greg Hawe - Petey Performance Podcast #29
This episode of the podcast is a conversation with physiotherapist and co-host of The Measured by Success Physio Podcast, Greg Hawe. We talked about everything and anything over the course of this conversation, debating treatment tools, the line between physio and S&C, using cues in a criterion-based rehab program, as well as chatting NRL and Lions rugby.
Managing Stress, Charity Ultramarathons and Life as a Coach with Will Foden - Petey Performance Podcast #28
This podcast is a conversation with Singapore-based S&C coach, personal trainer and nutritionist, Will Foden. Will recently completed a 58km charity ultramarathon in aid of Motor Neurone Disease and Cancer research, which we talked about towards the end of the conversation.
We also delved deep into the problems that coaches face on a daily basis, as they navigate the complicated world of the fitness industry. Value systems, challenges, performance-based training and getting out of your comfort zone. Nothing was off the table.
Lions vs Lions & International Summer Tests - Petey Performance Podcast #27
On this episode of the podcast I review the B&I Lions game vs the Sigma Lions, as well as previewing their fixture against the Sharks.
I also cover the Springboks test vs Georgia, Ireland vs Japan and England vs USA.
Olympic Qualification and the Irish 7s story with Foster Horan - Petey Performance Podcast #26
This episode is a conversation with Irish international 7s star, Foster Horan. We chat about the Irish team's recent qualification for the Olympics via the repechage tournament in Monaco, how their preparation is going as a team, Foster's road to getting to this point and the various players that have come through the 7s system over the years.
Lacklustre Lions vs Japan? - Petey Performance Podcast #25
This podcast is a review of the British and Irish Lions first game of their 2021 Tour of South Africa, vs Japan. I go into depth, analysing both the collective and individual performances, as well as talking about Gatland's most recent call-ups, due to injuries within the squad.
Euro 2020 and Football S&C with Rob Morledge - Petey Performance Podcast #24
This episode of the podcast is a conversation with my good-friend, former housemate and fellow S&C coach, Rob Morledge. He's currently coaching over in Cambodia with Svay Rieng FC, so we talk in great detail about the challenges he's faced and solutions he's come up with in relation to their S&C program. With Rob being English and working in football, we also had to touch on Euro 2020 and England's chances to lift the trophy. Rob is a real character so I'm sure there's something in this one for everyone.
Irish Rugby 7s and Travelling the World with Harry McNulty - Petey Performance Podcast #23
This week's episode of the podcast is a conversation with the always interesting, Harry McNulty, of the Irish Rugby 7s and LA Giltinis.
We went all over with this conversation, touching on the upcoming Olympic Repechage tournament, Harry's swift transition back into 7s rugby, his experiences playing in LA and what it's like to travel the world creating content.
USA Eagles and MLR Rugby with Luke Carty - Petey Performance Podcast #22
This podcast is a conversation with LA Giltinis and soon to be USA Eagles international, Luke Carty. We talked about his new life in LA, his experiences so far in the MLR and how he's getting on running a star-studded backline, featuring Matt Giteau and Adam Ashley-Cooper.
World Relays and The Summer Olympic Games with Sophie Becker - Petey Performance Podcast #21
Return to Play and the Rehab-Performance Spectrum with Lauren Guilfoyle - Petey Performance Podcast #20
New Zealand Rugby, Lockdown Pastimes and Sligo GAA Trials with Conán O'Donnell - Petey Performance Podcast #19
This podcast is a very casual conversation with Sligoman, Conán O'Donnell, of the Crusaders and Counties Manukau. We had a great chat about life and rugby in New Zealand, growing up in Sligo, the perils of being a student-athlete and a lot more as well.
International Athletics, Racism and Cancel Culture with Brandon Arrey - Petey Performance Podcast #18
On this episode of the podcast, I sat down for an in-depth conversation with Irish 400m runner, Brandon Arrey. We talked about his hopes and expectations for the World Championships and Olympics, his love and admiration for soccer and other field-based sports, his recent trip to Cameroon, his experience of racism in Ireland and the challenging topic of cancel culture.
Mindfulness Techniques, Charity Ultramarathon Running and Singapore Rugby with Eoin Scullion - Petey Performance Podcast #17
This episode of the podcast is a conversation with former Melbourne Rebels Strength and Conditioning Coach, Eoin Scullion. We talk about how he is getting on with his head coaching job with Wanderers RFC in Singapore, his upcoming charity run across the island, mental health and mindfulness techniques and how he builds the athlete-coach relationship.
Super Rugby, The Haka, Playing with All Blacks and GAA with Jack Regan - Petey Performance Podcast #16
On this episode of the podcast I sat down for a conversation with Jack Regan, of the Highlanders, to talk about his experience of rugby in New Zealand, playing with Aaron Smith, doing the Haka, scrapping with Joe Moody and his love for the GAA.
World Cup Rugby, Concussion Protocols and Winning the Pro12 with Shane O'Leary - Petey Performance Podcast #15
For this edition of the podcast, I sat down for a conversation with Rouen and Canada Rugby player Shane O'Leary. We talked about life in France, playing in a Rugby World Cup, winning the Pro12 with Connacht, concussion protocols, baldness and a whole lot more.
Youth Athlete Coaching and Monitoring with Olie Trotman - Petey Performance Podcast #14
Olie and myself had a thought-provoking conversation about youth coaching, athlete monitoring systems, problems in the fitness industry and the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on people's health across the world.
Challenge Cup Debut and Leinster Schools Rugby with Oisin Heffernan - Petey Performance Podcast #13
I sat down with Oisin Heffernan to talk about his Northampton Saints debut, Leinster Schools Rugby Development and the easing of COVID restrictions in England.
Powerlifting, Online Coaching and Influencer Wars with Shane Storey - Petey Performance Podcast #12
Myself and Shane Storey sat down to talk about his new life in Spain, powerlifting training during lockdown, his transition to online coaching, current issues in the Health and Fitness industry, as well as his new podcast.
AFLW, Gaelic Football and Mental Health with Lauren Magee - Petey Performance Podcast #11
A very insightful conversation about AFL and mental health with Dublin GAA star, Lauren Magee. We talk about her transition from Gaelic football to AFL, how she's getting on in Oz and she opens up about her family's experiences with the mental health services in Ireland, during the pandemic.
France forcing it, superb Scotland, clinical Leinster and Munster missing something - Petey Performance Podcast #10
A slightly late edition of the podcast sees me review last weekend's Six Nations and Pro14 action, whilst also previewing this weekends European Cup fixtures.
Petey Performance Podcast #9 - Black Belts, Grappling Matches and Animal Fights with David Ooi
This conversation is with my former work colleague, David Ooi. David is a black belt in jiu-jitsu and judo, who came away victorious from his match at the Singapore Grappling Invitational last week. We talk about winning that match, receiving his black belt and a lot of less serious topics, including who would win in a fight between a gorilla or a grizzly bear.
Petey Performance Podcast #8 - Change of Direction and Self-Awareness with Sam Portland
Eipeasóid Spesialta do Sheachtain Na Gaeilge - Petey Performance Podcast #7
Podchraol Spesialta do Sheachtain na Gaeilge le Tomás Ó Cuinn agus Séan Ó hAodha
Six Nations Round 5 Review & Lions Squad Prediction Petey Performance Podcast #6
A review of the final round of the Six Nations Championship. Topics covered include lacklustre Italians, an Irish renaissance, Welsh cynicism and a British & Irish Lions squad prediction.
Six Nations Round 4 Review - Petey Performance Podcast #5
Lions predictions, French faux-pas and a Welsh Grand Slam opportunity are amongst the topics covered in this weeks episode.