Elitefts SPP - Nate Harvey Interview
Published December 12, 2014
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    Nate Harvey, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Olympic Sports at State University of New York at Buffalo

    Topics Covered in this Podcast

    1. How Coach Harvey got started in coaching
    2. Transitioning from Football to the Olympic Sports
    3. The SUNY Brockport connection; D3 to Big Time S&C
    4. A typical template at SUNY Buffalo
    5. Adjusting the template based on sport
    6. Biggest misconceptions with the Conjugate system
    7. How the conjugate system fits in the collegiate setting
    8. How the conjugate system can help beginners
    9. Dynamic Effort Movements
    10. Go to movements for Max Effort work
    11. In-season considerations
    12. Developing rapport with sport coaches
    13. Assessing athletes
    14. Adding volume in a team setting
    15. Why coaches need to train
    16. Advice for young strength coach
    17. Building confidence in the weight room that a carries over to the field
    18. The RMU Strength & Speed Seminar
    19. How to reach Coach Harvey


    The Nate Harvey File

    Harvey is entering his third year in the Sports Performance Program at the University at Buffalo. During this time he has either assisted in or directed the training of each one of UB’s athletic teams at one time or another.

    Harvey holds a Master's Degree in Applied Physiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. During his time in graduate school at UB he also served as a volunteer assistant in the sports performance department.

    Prior to his time at the University at Buffalo he spent time as a high school football coach, sports performance coach in the private sector and a Fitness Director for Xerox Recreation Association in Rochester, NY.

    Harvey’s undergraduate work was completed at SUNY Brockport in Exercise Physiology and Physical Education. At Brockport he was a four year letter winner in football and eventual Usafootball.com All-American selection. He completed his undergraduate work with an internship in the Buffalo Bills strength and conditioning department.

    He has been training himself for twenty years and uses this ‘under the bar’ experience to help his athletes reach their maximal potential. Recently, he earned his Elite Powerlifting status in August of 2009 in only his third competition entered.

    Harvey resides in Buffalo with his wife Hillary and two children Natalie and Rocco.




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