In today's episode, we have a special guest, John Shaw, who currently serves as the Director of Speed Development for the Wildcats program at the University of Arizona. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise in strength and conditioning, speed enhancement, and sport science to our conversation.
John Shaw's impressive journey in the field of athletics has seen him make significant contributions at various levels. Prior to his college football coaching career, John dedicated 12 years to coaching and mentoring high school athletes in Alabama and Mississippi.
John spent the previous two years as the Assistant Strength Coach at the University of Missouri, where he was responsible for Strength and Conditioning as well as Speed Enhancement for the Tigers. Additionally, he took on the role of Director of Sport Science and Mental Conditioning. He Currently leads the Arizona Wildcats' Speed Development Program. John worked as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Kansas, where he continued to refine his coaching skills.Timecodes:
00:03:35- Tell us about your story?
00:06:30- How did you get started in strength and conditioning?
00:16:35- What was your path from Encore to St. Paul, to coaching in college?
00:22:30- What do you attribute to the success that you have had in coaching?
00:27:00- Talk to us about your philosophy for developing speed and how that influences the Wildcats?
00:35:10- How much time do you spend talking to others about sprinting and programming with the 1080 sprint?
00:42:55- What does a normal week of sprint work look like at Arizona?
00:51:35- How do you decipher through all the stuff that’s out there and stick to those things that drive performance?
00:56:00- With so much football practice these days, have you had to change a lot of what you do in the summer?
01:11:20- What’s the most important thing about coaching kids today?
01:14:10- How do you guys work around the heat in Tucson?
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