Dale "Stevo" Stevenson, National Throws Coach, New Zealand Athletics.
To me, this is one of the most intriguing podcasts I’ve posted… You don’t have to be a throws coach to get something out of this. I’ve met few coaches who are able to systematically individualize and create a training system around an athlete’s individual performance structure / force-output profile. This is even more impressive given the fact that Dale walked into a national coaching position shortly after retiring as an athlete. I hope you enjoy this, I certainly did. There will be more to come.
· Dale’s history as a competitive shot putter.
· His current role as Head Coach for the Throwing Events, New Zealand Athletics.
· Christchurch, Polar Exploration & the Galapagos.
· Differences between Aussie & Kiwi Athletics.
· Dale’s current group.
· Ryan Ballantyne & coaching top juniors.
· How Dale came to coaching Tom Walsh.
· Tom’s early athlete development.
· Super-Coach Ian Baird
· Tom Walsh’s unique challenges as an athlete
· Dale Stevo’s unique training system & approach to periodization
· Throwing the competition implement in competition cycles
· Dale’s 4 session rolling average & auto-regulated periodization model
· Differences b/t Dale’s system & the Bondarchuk system.
· Medium-term planning in Dale’s system.
· Tom’s competitive ability vs. training marks
· ‘Freedom’ as a training philosophy.
· Technical input vs. allowing an athlete to develop their own solutions to technical problems.
· Using a ‘system’ vs. being an outlier & individualizing training
· Does coaching attract an addictive personality?
· Managing your life as a professional coach.
· The pros & cons with balls to the wall coaching.
· Being isolated in NZ.