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Basketball Coaching: English NBA Standout On Enlightened Leadership and Fatherhood

John Amaechi, gay athletes, sports coaching psychology
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We’ve been looking forward to having John Amaechi on the show for a long time. He’s a gentleman, a scholar and a retired world-class basketball player.

He’s best known for having been Britain’s most successful NBA player, with starting roles at the Cleveland Caveliers, the Orlando Magic and the Utah, Jazz. Impressive, but what’s amazing is that John hadn’t even picked up a basketball until his was 17 years old. Before that he was a bookish, chubby kid living with his single mum near Manchester.

What followed was an incredibly ambitious and intense five-year training programs that brought him into the NBA. This is all detailed in his excellent book Man in the Middle. The autobiography also movingly recounts his evolution from being an “in the closet” gay man during his time playing professional basketball to becoming an active and articulate advocate for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and trans-gender rights, inside and outside the world of sports. Oh, and did I mention he also adopted two at-risk boys and raised them to adulthood. At the ripe old age of 44, he’s now a grandfather.
john-amaechi-bbcHaving studied organizational psychology while playing full time basketball, John is now highly sought-after consultant and performance coach as well as being a commentator on the BBC and active with numerous charities. His website is www.amaechiperformance.com
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SportsCoachRadio.com is a weekly series of interviews with world-class coaches, sports scientists and sports writers. It’s hosted by Glenn Whitney, a mentor to coaches and a leadership advisor.

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Topics: Basketball coaching, NBA, Orlando Magic, John Amaechi, gay athletes, sports coaching psychology, fatherhood

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Getting Tough for Soccer and Golf With Sports Psychologist Dan Abrahams

Mental toughness, improving focus, emotional self-management and dealing with extreme pressure
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Our guest this week is Dan Abrahams, a young and successful sports psychologist in the U.K. A former professional golfer and PGA golf coach, Dan is the lead psychologist at England Golf. He also works extensively in soccer – or football as it’s often called in Europe.
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Dan coaches a wide range of players, including at the highest professional level – the English Premier League from clubs such as Queen’s Park Rangers, Fulham and West Ham. He is also author of three books so far – Soccer Tough, Soccer Brain and Golf Tough.

SportsCoachRadio.com is a weekly series of interviews with world-class coaches, sports scientists and sports writers. It’s hosted by Glenn Whitney, a mentor to coaches and a leadership advisor.

You can follow us Twitter, where we post coaching news and tips just about every day of the week. The handle is @sportscoachtalk.
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Topics: Sports psychologist, mental focus, visualization, emotional self management, dealing with performance anxiety, choking, yips, performance improvements, self control, sports psychology, mental toughness, soccer, golf, football, resilience

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Running Coach: Middle Distance Legend Steve Cram

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It’s an honor to have on the show this week one of the legends of middle distance running – Steve Cram, a man who set world records, in the 1,000 meter, 1,500 meter and the mile, all in 1985. He was also among the top 800 meter runners of his generation, carrying on a fascinating multi-Running-Coach-Steve-Cram-1year rivalry with his countrymen Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe.

Several of Steve’s times are still up there among the very fastest ever run.

Steve has a lot going on, including serving as primary coach for British 1,500 meter standout Laura Weightman, providing ad hoc coaching to a wide range of professional and amateur athletes and acting as lead athletics commentator for the BBC.

In this wide-ranging interview you’ll hear all about his transition from athlete to coach, preferred training methods and his view on all sorts of trends, from low-carb diets to barefoot running.

Sports Coach Radio is a series of weekly in-depth interviews with world-class sports leaders, coaches and sports scientists. It’s hosted by Glenn Whitney, a coaching adviser and leadership consultant. Follow us on Twitter, where we post coaching tips and links to interesting articles just about every day of the week. The handle is @sportscoachtalk. And we’d be grateful if you’d leave a short review of the show on the Apple iTunes page.

Topics: Running coach, The Mile, 1500m, middle distance coaching, Steve Cram, Sebastian Coe, Steve Ovett, Laura Weightman, athletics, track and field, periodization, altitude training, low carb diets, running coach, barefoot running

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Cycling’s Jonathan Vaughters: On-Road and Off-Road Innovation

Tour de France team Cannondale Garmin
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Into the world of big time professional cycling this week with one of the key leaders in the field, especially when it comes to anti doping – we have Cannondale Garmin boss Jonathan Vaughters. This is a free flowing and wide-ranging interview, covering everything from the athlete-to-coach transition, the complexities of managing a team that operates simultaneously on several continents, to talent identification and more.

The Cannondale Sharp Team is one the youngest in the peloton but includes standouts Dan Martin, Ryder Hesjedal, and Andrew Talansky, all three of whom have reached the podium in numerous major races over the past three seasons.

Jonathan hit the peak of his riding career as a lieutenant on Lance Armstrong’s U.S. Postal Service Team that won the Tour de France in 1999. He went on to ride for the Credit Agricole team from 2000 to 2002. Three years later he launched, with the help of business partners, Slipstream Sports, the management company that has had a top-tier international team ever since.
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SportsCoachRadio.com is a weekly series of interviews with world-class coaches, sports scientists and sports thinkers. It’s hosted by Glenn Whitney, a mentor to coaches and a leadership advisor. You can follow us Twitter, where we post coaching news and advice just about every day of the week. The handle is @sportscoachtalk. And help us make the show increasingly popular. You can do that by posting a short review – just a sentence or two – on the Apple iTunes page.

And for anyone in the cycling world new to the show, you can also check out Sports Coach Radio interviews with a cycling flavour with Jim Miller, Andy Sparks, Joe Friel, Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle

Key Themes: Cycling, Jonathan Vaughters, Tour de France, leadership, Cannondale Garmin, Garmin Sharp, Slipstream Sports, sports marketing, athlete-to-coach transition

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USC Track & Field Director Smith Gilbert on Principle-Driven Leadership

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It’s a pleasure to welcome a true pioneer to Sports Coach Radio this week. Caryl Smith Gilbert is one of the very few women in the world to lead a major sports program for both men and women.

She’s director of track and field at the perennial powerhouse University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, as well as having coached at the London Olympics. One of her charges – multiple medalist DeeDee Trotter, is now an assistant coach at USC.

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Before joining the Trojans in 2013, Coach Smith Gilbert was six-time Conference USA Coach of the Year at the University of Central Florida. Prior to that, she held senior coaching positions at Tennessee, Alabama and Penn State.

Coach Smith Gilbert hails from the great state of Colorado, where she was two-time state champion in the 200-meter dash and long jump and a three-time champion in the 100-meter dash.  She went on to become a three-time All-American at UCLA.

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Running Coach Jay Johnson: Building Faster, More Robust Runners

Warming up, flexibility and balance: Running coach Jay Johnson

jay_johnson_running_coach_1We’re branching out a little this week into the world of middle and long distance running.

Coach Jay Johnson talks with us about his fresh and innovative approach to training.  Among the elite runners he’s helped recently are Renee Metivier-Ballie, Brent Vaughn and Fernando Cabada. Jay also writes for Running Times magazine and contributes to Nike’s sport marketing running group.

Now an independent coach and director of Boulder Running Camps, Jay was formerly Head Coach of Track and Cross Country at Pratt Community College in Kansas and before that Recruiting Coordinator and Middle Distance coach at the University of Colorado. You can find a lot of useful information and frequent blog postings on his website www.coachjayjohnson.com.

Boulder, Colorado running coach Jay Johnson on building faster, more robust runners.

 

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Balancing Athletics With a Corporate Career: Martin Bingisser

Anatoli Bondarchuk; Remote coaching

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We’ve got the thinking man’s hammer thrower on the show this week. Martin Bingisser is an international tax lawyer, a world-class athlete and a writer about all things related to track and field, strength and conditioning, you name it.

As Martin puts it – he leads two lives: During the day he’s tied to his corporate desk and after work he trains hard as the Swiss national champion and is developing as a coach, learning from some of the top names in athletics, especially his long-time coach and mentor Anatoli Bondarchuk.
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Bondarchuk is a multiple Olympic medal-winning hammer thrower who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1970s and has since coached over a dozen Olympic medallists. He is now based in Canada. Martin tell us how this long-distance coaching works and he shares tips for optimizing similar remote relationships.

Martin’s website, which covers a wide-range of track & field throwing-related topics is: www.hmmrmedia.com and his Twitter handle is @bingisser

 

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Tour de France Rider Tyler Hamilton on Coaching and Life After Lance

Cycling, Lance Armstrong, Doping
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This week cyclist Tyler Hamilton joins us on Sports Coach Radio. Once Lance Armstrong’s most-trusted lieutenant, Tyler went on to become one of his biggest rivals and then one of his most devastating adversaries.

Tyler has experienced the greatest highest and deepest lows in professional cycling: a Tour de France stage victory, an Olympic Gold medal and huge winnings. And then suspended twice for using illegal drugs, stripped of titles and shunned by his peers. He was one of the first riders of his generation to be punished for cheating, but certainly not the last.

Sports Coach Radio is hosted by Glenn Whitney, a coaching and leadership psychologist. You can follow us on Twitter, where we post useful articles and coaching tips just about every day of the week. The handle is @sportscoachtalk. And we’d be grateful if you’d leave a short review of the show on the Apple iTunes page.
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Tyler is now coaching mostly amateur riders via his company Tyler Hamilton Training. We caught up with him recently over the telephone from his base in Missoula, Montana.