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April 29, 2020
WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast welcomes Brandon Ponchak, General Manager of Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC, to talk about adult soccer and how it fits within our soccer culture.
April 24, 2020
Want to play soccer in college? What are the expectations? How do you get recruited? Find out some tips and get advice from Marisa Kanela, Associate Head Coach for WVU Women's Soccer.
April 16, 2020
How important is sleep to a youth soccer player, especially during a stressful time? Get advice and tips from Dr. Amy Bender, Sleep Performance Specialist.
April 2, 2020
How should soccer players be dealing with their nutritional needs during the pandemic? Get some great information and tips from Lauren Link, Registered Dietitian and Director of Sports Nutrition for Purdue University Athletics.
March 19, 2020
With soccer being suspended in the state of West Virginia and across the nation, how can soccer players find opportunities during this coronavirus pandemic? Find out some positive tips from Erica Suter, Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach.
March 4, 2020
Hamstrings are an important component for a soccer player. Find out everything about hamstrings including injury prevention with Conor Harris, Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach.
February 27, 2020
What is periodization and how can it help with the development of your soccer player? Find out the basics with Andrew Wiseman, Head of Performance with the Utah Royals FC of the National Women's Soccer League.
February 20, 2020
How can an eating disorder affect our youth soccer players? What are some signs to look for? Hear some great insight and advice from Kelsey Herrick, Registered Dietitian who specializes in eating disorders for Sanford Health.
February 13, 2020
What should female players expect when they have aspirations of playing at the next level? How can we get more female players into coaching? Find out with former college and professional coach and current Antigua & Barbuda Women's National Team Head Coach, Lisa Cole.
February 6, 2020
How can the words a soccer coach uses help in the development of their players? Find out as we speak to Gerard Jones, US Soccer Federation Grassroots Instructor, on the WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast.
January 30, 2020
What should soccer players be thinking about for their nutritional needs after training, match or workout? Find out with Allison Koch, Sports Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian.
January 22, 2020
Are you new to coaching grassroots soccer? Not sure where to begin? Find out the first steps you should take for the upcoming Spring season from Sam Snow, CEO of American Made Soccer Consultants.
January 16, 2020
If you are a referee in the West Virginia Soccer Association Referee Program, there are some changes you need to be aware of and plan for when it comes to your recertification. Get the details with WVSA State Referee Administrator, Mike McCarthy.
January 9, 2020
What are some nutritional myths and mistakes that youth soccer players make? Do athletes need to make changes to their nutrition and hydration during the winter months? Find out with Matt Frakes, Registered Dietitian and Associate Director of Athletic Performance for Sports Nutrition for the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.
December 31, 2019
What do athletic trainers do? Why is it so important that soccer programs have them? Find out from Chris Fuhrman, Certified Athletic Trainer. Chris talks about the safety and liability issue along with the wellness of our student athletes.
December 26, 2019
What should student-athletes be thinking about during their holiday break when it comes to sleep and trying to recharge? Get some tips and advice from Dr. Heather Clawgess , Medical Sleep Lab Director at WVU.
December 19, 2019
Is your student athlete using social media in a productive way? In this episode, we speak with Casey Miller of Positive Coaching Alliance about the best practical uses for social media and some of the potential missteps athletes make that could affect their future.
December 12, 2019
What kind of stress are student-athletes under during the holidays as they wrap up the semester? We speak to Laurel O'Neal Thornton, neuro-psychotherapist, about how coaches, parents and players can deal with the stress. She will also provide practical tips for everyone involved.
December 5, 2019
In today's episode, we talk with Brandon Ponchak, GM & Assistant Coach of the Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC and Director of Goalkeepers for Ohio Elite Soccer Academy, about fostering a love for the position and how we can help with their development.
November 27, 2019
How can soccer players be mindful of their eating and nutrition with a world of temptation during the holiday season? Wendi Irlbeck, Sports Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian, gives some practical advice and tips to navigate through all of the delicious food in the next month in this episode of the WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast.
November 21, 2019
What goes into properly training a soccer player that plays year round? Find out some tips and advice from Rachel Hayes, Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach.
November 14, 2019
Are you a grassroots (recreation) soccer coach? Looking for advice and guidance? In this episode, we talk to Gerard Jones, USSF Grassroots Instructor, about the basics of grassroots coaching and the importance of the USSF Grassroots coaching courses. Gerard also provides practical advice and tips for those coaches to make it the best experience for their players.
November 7, 2019
In today's episode of WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast, we speak with Wendi Irlbeck, Sports Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian about the importance of nutrition for youth soccer players. Wendi provides sound advice and practical examples on how you can control your controllables and get an edge on your competition.
October 31, 2019
In today's episode, we speak with Jon Solomon, Editorial Director at Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program, about how we can improve the youth sports experience for our kids. Check out the ideas presented by Jon and the Aspen Institute for our grassroots program.
October 24, 2019
In this edition of WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast, we speak with Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach Erica Suter about overuse injuries in soccer players. Find out what an overuse injury is and steps you can take to avoid them.
October 17, 2019
So, you've agreed to be the coach of your child's 6-Under soccer team....the Bumblebees. You've never played soccer before and don't know much about it, but no one else was willing to step up. What do you do?! In today's episode of WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast, we speak with Ian Barker, Director of Coaching Education for United Soccer Coaches. Ian gives his advice and provides some practical tips to those grassroots coaches and how they can make it a great experience for the players and parents.
October 10, 2019
In this episode of the WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast, we speak with Meagan Frank, author, speaker and coach. Meagan talks about how we can be better sport parents/coaches to our young athletes including tips on how to have a supportive dialog with your player, dealing with fair playing time for players as well as the important dynamic between a female athlete and her father.
October 3, 2019
In this episode of the WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast, we speak with Conor Harris, Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach from Sandhills Sports Performance & Physical Therapy about some strength and conditioning myths. We'll address why putting your hands on your head when you are winded is NOT a good idea, how your athletic footwear may be hampering your performance/well being and so much more. We'll even discuss a growing problem among female athletes...involuntary urination during exercise or sport.
September 26, 2019
In this episode of the WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast, we speak with Robyn Kenney, Director of Mind Body Athletics, about the mental aspect of a youth athlete. How can these soccer players improve their mental focus and tune out all of the noise and distractions they face everyday from school to friends to parents.
September 19, 2019
In Episode #6 of the WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast, we speak with Dr. Heather Clawges, WVU Pediatric Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine. Dr. Clawges provides some important insight and tips about the need for proper sleep for young athletes and how it can dramatically improve their performance on the pitch and in the classroom.
September 12, 2019
In Episode #5 of the WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast, we speak with Jennifer Schwartz, Master Level Muscle Activation Techniques™ Specialist and certified Exercise Physiologist. Jennifer provides some important insight and tips about pre-session routines for soccer players transitioning from school to performing on the pitch as well as "priming" techniques as an athlete.
September 5, 2019
In Episode #4 of the WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast, we speak with Julia Kirkpatrick, Director of Sports Nutrition, at Relentless Athletics. She provides some tips and advice to soccer players about proper nutrition and proper hydration.
August 28, 2019
In episode #3 of WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast, we speak with Youth Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach, Consultant to Soccer Teams & Author, Erica Suter. Erica discusses the importance of off-season training, the role of social media on athletes as well as empowering female players.
August 20, 2019
in this episode, we speak with certified athletic trainer and performance enhancement specialist Derek Raynes of A-Game Performance Training in Charleston about performance tips for high school athletes.
August 16, 2019
In this episode, we talk to WVSA State Referee Administrator Mike McCarthy about the latest changes and modifications to the Laws of the Game.
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