In Season 2 Episode 16, Dr. Bubbs sits down with strength coach and head of sport science at The University of Notre-Dame Jordan Webb. In this episode, Jordan shares his experiences working in professional sport in the NBA, NFL, MLS as well as his current role with men’s soccer and women’s rowing. Jordan talks pros and cons of athlete monitoring, integrating technology and analytics into a system, and the fundamental role of effective communication to achieve athlete buy-in and program success.
Lay-Ups In This Episode
1) Ask first what you want to improve in your athlete or team, then seek out the technology to support it.
2) Athlete perspective is crucial for building relationships. (Eg. Professional versus student-athletes)
3) Adolescents and young adults can handle a lot more training volume than older populations.
Jordan's “Big Rock”
Learning to effectively communicate to be a great coach (a lesson he learned from his mentors).
About Jordan Webb
Head of Sport Science at the world-renowned University of Notre-Dame. Follow Jordan on Twitter.
Check out the University of Notre-Dame – Human Performance Summit.