Managing & leading in elite sport in a foreign country with David Cosgrave (Head of Physical Performance at FC Copenhagen)
Play • 1 hr 4 min

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Head of Physical Performance at FC Copenhagen, David Cosgrave. I am absolutely delighted to get Dave on this episode of the podcast. He has been studying the Master of Sporting Directorship at Manchester Metropolitan University and its because of this we focused a lot of this episode on how Dave manages and leads staff over in Denmark at FC Copenhagen.

In this episode, we discussed...

  • Who is David Cosgrave (background, education and current role)
  • Leadership & management
    • Philosophy on management of people
    • Building a team
      • Cultural fit
    • Molding a team
    • Followership
  • Players as stakeholders
    • Building & changing a culture
      • What does this actually look like day to day
    • Managing up as well as down
  • Performance role transitions
    • Practitioner to leader
    • Working at home to working abroad

David can be found on Twitter @davecosgrave

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Output Sports – a Swiss Army Knife for optimising off field performance. Output Sports have developed a one-stop portable tool for comprehensive, valid and reliable athlete assessment. You can learn more about Output on or follow them on social media on @OutputSports where you can schedule a demo.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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Just Fly Performance Podcast
Just Fly Performance Podcast
Joel Smith,
243: Jeremy Frisch and Calin Butterfield on Advancing Complexity in Plyometrics, Jump Training Concepts, and Athletic Lessons from Downhill Racing Sports
Today’s show features Jeremy Frisch and Calin Butterfield.  Jeremy is the owner and director of Achieve Performance Training in Clinton, Mass, has been a multi-time guest on the show with all-things youth and creative training, game-play and long-term development.  Jeremy is not only a strength coach, but also has skin in the game as a youth sports coach, and provides an incredible holistic perspective on the entire umbrella of athletic development.  Calin Butterfield is the high performance manager at U.S. Ski & Snowboard.  He worked for EXOS for about 8 years as a Coach across all different spaces including Phoenix, Dallas, SF at Ft. Bragg, Adidas America, and the Mayo Clinic.  Calin and Jeremy are working together now on concepts related to long term development of ski and snowboard athletes. So often, we have our “standard plyometric battery” in performance training, but we cling to these fundamentals hard when we would be served well to be observing jump training and movement in a variety of mediums to create ideas for our plyometric progression.  Studying athletes in sports that demand fast reactions, impactful landings, high risk, and rewards for creativity have a lot to offer when it comes to looking at our own training designs for the athletes we serve. Together, Jeremy and Calin will talk about their collaboration together with skiing, the use and progression of games with young athletes up to college level, plyometric progressions and advancing complexity, and how the natural warmup process in ski and snowboard (terrain park) can give us ideas that we can port over into how we can prepare athletes for sport.  There is a lot of great information in this podcast that can be useful for sport coaches, strength coaches and skiiers alike. Today’s episode is brought to you by SimpliFaster. View more podcast episodes at the podcast homepage. Timestamps and Main Points 05:25 – The background of Calin and Jeremy’s careers and collaboration 08:30 – How does gameplay fit into a sport like skiing? 16:42 – When people tend to peak in skiing and snowboarding and how this fits into proportion of game play at different ages 24:18 – The power in connecting to the outcome and having multiple avenues to get to that outcome 27:02 – Attrition from training + creating enjoyable training experiences for kids 36:48 – How autonomy and feedback in the warm-up process changes as athletes get older and the reality of “perfect landings” in plyometric exercise 41:52 – The relationship between landing variability and chronic sport landing overload 45:57 – Reducing training down to information + plyometrics and progressions in skiing and snowboarding 48:03 – Long-term development in skiing and supplementing with traditional land-based training 52:37 – What it looks like to build an athlete up in high-adrenaline sport training 55:22 – How the aerial nature of skiing and snowboarding have an impact on Jeremy and Calin in their training process “[Skiing is] an early engagement sport, technically, like there’s skills that you have to learn from a sliding perspective, but that oftentimes turns into really early specialization and spending too much time skiing.” “The mentality of most of the athletes that make it to a high level in ski racing or free skiing… is intense, it’s almost like dare devil, formula one… The game aspect and how it translates into sport, I think, is very much on the physical side. I think the mental side is completely unique.” “What we try to do… is really just force environments that get them to explore their bodies, their joints, how to maneuver around certain objects or other people, and really just try to get the out of their comfort zone and using games, it’s a lot more fun for them.” “We so underestimate the difference between a child and an adult and keeping people in flow states. I just think that’s such a mistake that’s proliferated.”
1 hr 1 min
"We Do Science" - The Performance Nutrition Podcast
"We Do Science" - The Performance Nutrition Podcast
Dr Laurent Bannock, Institute of Performance Nutrition
Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Impact on Physical Training & Performance
*Episode 156* of the Institute of Performance Nutrition's "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Impact on Physical Training & Performance" with* Dr Chris McGlory PhD *(Queen’s University, Canada) and Professor Kevin Tipton PhD (The Institute of Performance Nutrition, UK). *Discussion Topics Include:* * Overview of omega-3 fatty acids * Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Skeletal Muscle Protein Turnover * Benefits of consuming omega-3 fatty acids: from health to skeletal muscle * Can omega-3 fatty acids influence recovery from injury? * Omega-3 fatty acids: food first and is there a case for supplementation? *Podcast Episode Transcript: Download PDF Copy* *Key Paper(s) Discussed / Referred to:* * The Influence of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Skeletal Muscle Protein Turnover in Health, Disuse, and Disease * Omega-3 Fatty Acids: A Detailed Look at Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Their Impact on Physical Performance *Related Podcast Episodes:* * #153 -  "Muscle Protein Synthesis and Response to Exercise & Nutrition" with Professor Kevin Tipton * #150 - "Muscle Protein Breakdown in Response to Nutrition and Exercise" with Professor Kevin Tipton * #115 - "Dietary Fat and Elite Endurance Performance" with Dr Jill Leckey * #110 - "Nutrition Support for Exercise Induced Injury" with Professor Kevin Tipton Check out our other podcasts, publications, events, and professional education programs for current and aspiring sports nutritionists at and follow our social media outputs via @TheIOPN
1 hr 23 min
The Online Trainer Show
The Online Trainer Show
Online Trainer Academy
Building An Online Training Business When You're Broke Part 2 #79
This is the second part of the team's conversation on the topic of building a training business on a budget.   The Episode: Building An Online Training Business When You're Broke Part 2   Many online training businesses are built on a budget and these financial limitations do not need to curb your growth and success. The key here is to make the most of your strengths, focus on the vital parts at the appropriate times, and avoid big wastage of time and money. There are some helpful ways to think and go about this and the first of these is to separate real, effective action from different forms of procrastination. If we are able to drill down on the important work and ignore the array of distractions around us, your business will flourish and your client base will grow. Bootstrapping a business is all about smart investments at the right time, and the key to these lies in the needs of your specific clients!   In This Episode * The philosophy and psychology of getting things done without money [0:18:50] * Avoiding waiting for motivation to arrive [0:23:49] * The power of simplifying and bootstrapping your business [0:27:48] * Make a proper game plan for spending on your business [0:32:14] * Setting yourself up for the results that you actually want [0:39:36]   “There are a lot of things that we do when we are scared to take action because we might not quite understand what we should be doing or what we shouldn't be doing.” — Jonathan Goodman   Don't Confuse Spending with Action Fear of proper, forward-facing action can, at times, lead us to do other things that occupy our energy. Purposelessly spending money can be a real way to procrastinate and has the doubly negative effect of wasting your energy and your financial resources, both of which you need desperately. If you are a relatively inexperienced coach, you do not need to fixate on what other coaches are doing, especially big shots who are at a completely different stage of their career, rather focus on serving a few clients really well, and prioritize this above all else.    Keeping Things Simple and Cheap The simple act of saving where possible and bootstrapping parts of your business should never be underestimated. There is an infinite number of useless expenses at any given time, so do not fool yourself into thinking you are making progress when in fact you are just spinning around. A huge tool in this regard is coming up with a good game plan that takes into account what is appropriate for your clients and where you are at on your business journey.    Intelligent Spending on Your Business It almost goes without saying that when your resources are limited, as they usually are in the beginning, you need to spend your money intelligently. This means letting your clients co-create your processes through their needs. It is no good pouring time and money into features and elements of your business if they do not suit your tribe. Another important thing to keep in mind is the longevity of your investments. You should aim to put your time and money into things that are adaptable, transferrable, and actionable in the long term.   Already at $1,000/month online and want to scale? Apply for OTA 2 here:   SPONSORS Get started TODAY with the world leading certification and business development program for personal trainers, nutrition coaches, and gym owners – The Online Trainer Academy:   Apple Podcast - Stitcher - Spotify - YouTube -
45 min
Science for Sport Podcast
Science for Sport Podcast
Science for Sport
47: Frans Bosch Systems: The Practical Application Critical To Transfer
In episode 47, Teun Thomassen, Strength & Conditioning Coach at TeamNL, joins us. Specifically Teun will be looking at: Alternatives to traditional S&C Key components of coordination training How to progress these components Practical application About Teun "Teun Thomassen MSc. is an athletic development coach of the Dutch Olympic Committee, working at national and Olympic Training Centre Papendal in The Netherlands. He has coached and prepared several European champions, World champions and medal winning athletes and sport teams in the run-up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016 and Tokyo 2021. Track & Field (100m, 200m, 400m and relay), volleyball, rugby and badminton are a few of the sports he coaches or has coached daily at the highest level. Being a sports fanatic his whole life, Teun was determined to pursue a career in professional sports. He started coaching at age 16 and studied for over 9 years in the field of sports- and human movement sciences. He had his first elite-level coaching experience at the New South Wales Institute of Sports in Sydney. It was during this period that he met Frans Bosch, who was lecturing at his university. Teun and Frans have been working together ever since. After graduating cum laude from university with a Bachelor’s – and a few years later with a Master’s degree, he started to work full time in professional sports. During the past 10 years, Teun continued his education in specializing in the field of movement analysis, injury prevention and the practical application of modern ideas of motor control and learning into training. In this role, he provides courses, presentations and consultancy for sports professionals, clubs and universities. For instance, he assisted Frans Bosch during the preparation of the Japanese national rugby team for the 2015 World Cup, in which South Africa was defeated. Instagram: @teun.thomassen FREE 7d COACH ACADEMY TRIAL SIGN UP NOW: ​ An entire issue of our sports science eMagazine, including 19 research reviews ​ Save hours of time as each review is presented as an easy-to-digest, 1 page summary of the study ​ Guidance on how to practically use the results of every study reviewed with your own athletes ​ Enhance your knowledge in all areas of sports science including strength & conditioning, recovery, nutrition and more ​ Learn from trusted industry experts as they translate complex study results into practical methods for you to use today 🔔 Subscribe to the podcast on your favourite platform Apple Podcasts ( Google Podcasts ( Spotify ( Stitcher ( * 🙏🏽 Thank you to our sponsors We'd like to say a huge thank you to our wonderful sponsors for supporting this amazing podcast. FLEX by GymAware Find out why VBT is such a powerful training method and what separates FLEX from the competition via the link below. Hawkin Dynamics To learn more about force plates and Hawkin Dynamics, check out their blog which is full of educational and practical blog posts.
31 min
Barbell Shrugged
Barbell Shrugged
Barbell Shrugged
Successful Strength Training for High School Athletes w/ Coach Blayne Lapin, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #551
Coach Blayne Lapan Graduated from Springfield College in 2012 with a B.S. in Applied Exercise Science and a concentration is Strength and Conditioning. After graduation he spent some time working as a Physical Therapy Aide as well as training athletes in the private sector at Conca Sport and Fitness in West Springfield Ma. In the fall of 2013 Coach Lapan accepted the newly developed position of Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach at the Williston Northampton School, where he along with one of his mentors, Justin Geyer started the strength and conditioning program from the ground up. In the winter of 2013-2014, Coach Lapan accepted the role as the new head of strength and conditioning at the Williston Northampton School, where he continued to build upon the framework of the program into what it is today. In his 8 years at Williston coach Lapan has had the opportunity of training many stand out student athletes. Including 6 future professional athletes across a multitude of different sports, over 120 division 1 and division 2 scholarship athletes, and countless Division 3 athletes. He has been apart of a program at Williston where, on average, 20% of its senior class will go on to play college athletics. This is well above the national average of 7% of high school seniors who will move on to play at the next level. Coach Lapan uses an evidence-based approach to train his athletes a primary goal of injury prevention. Simultaneously he works to improve the strength, power, and movement quality of his athletes to help them improve athletically and ultimately reach their goals on the playing surface. Coach Lapan takes pride in the fact that he coaches the “whole athlete”. He realizes that strength and conditioning as well as athletics is an excellent vessel for teaching kids about the challenges that life will bring him. He strives to teach his athletes the power of commitment, work ethic, leadership and health and fitness. He realizes that everyone, regardless of there skill level, will have a life after athletics and the life lessons learned under the barbell can be indelible for a developing athlete. In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: * In season training to keep athletes strong and healthy. * Off season training and how it differs from in season * How to get full teams through a program with limited space and equipment * Why the weight room is the best place to build good humans * Overcoming barriers with women in the weight room * Injury prevention and keeping athletes strong and healthy Coach Blayne Lapin on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ———————————————— Diesel Dad Training Programs: Training Programs to Build Muscle: Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: Please Support Our Sponsors Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
1 hr 3 min
The Art Of Coaching
The Art Of Coaching
Brett Bartholomew
E155 | Kelsey & Dennis Heenan
In our industry, those who have a large brand, social media presence or product (regardless of value or purpose) are often met with critiques, sneers, and snide remarks like “what a sellout”... It’s difficult to put yourself out there when surrounded by a profession that has long told you the secret to success is to put your head down and work harder but no one will hear your message or benefit from your product if you don’t share it with them... So how do you stand out without selling out? In today’s episode, you’ll hear from two people who have managed to stay true to their message, provide real and useful content and get it to their community without resorting to gimmicks or sleazy sales tactics. Dennis and Kelsey Heenan are Co-Founders of the fitness company HIITBURN and have worked with thousands of people across the world through their workout app and programs. Dennis specializes in email marketing, Facebook advertising, and copy writing for his businesses and as a consultant. Kelsey is a certified trainer and nutrition coach. Her personal brand, The Daily Kelsey focuses on helping people improve their relationship with food and their bodies. Along with being business partners, Dennis and Kelsey have also been married for over a decade. In today’s episode we cover: * How to cater your message to a specific audience * Leveraging hardship into a tool for clarifying your purpose * Copywriting and funnel building 101 * How even the most social media averse can scale their message * Working with your spouse - how does that work?! Connect with Dennis and Kelsey: Via HIITBURN: Via Instagram: @hiitburn, @thedailykelsey, @denheen If you’re looking to clarify your message, find your unique audience, and market in a way that doesn’t feel schemey or salesy, check out OUR online toolkit, BLINDSPOT™!
1 hr 9 min
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