This conversation is with Dr Joe Eisenmann, a translator of scientific knowledge working ‘in the trenches’ with youth athletes and their coaches every day.
He is also a scholar in paediatric sports science.
Joe has a diverse skill set that includes exercise physiology, human growth and maturation, epidemiology, talent identification, data science and strength and conditioning.
Now a visiting Professor of Leeds Beckett University in the UK, Joe completed his doctoral research at Michigan State University in the US and his Master’s degree at Northern Arizona.
In this episode, we discuss the ins and outs of knowledge translation and why Joe believes it is so important.
Joe has spent time in LTAD environments across the world and I wanted to really understand what it takes to deliver a quality experience.
We also discuss:
- COVID-19, unstructured play, and the future of coaching in youth sport;
- Motivation and mentorship;
- The importance of excellent leadership for creating change;
- What led to Joe falling in love with science;
- Why every youth coach needs to understand growth and maturation;
- The ‘living lab’;
- Joe’s advice for up and coming practitioners; and
- The comment made by one of Joe’s best friends and how it changed his life.
You can find Joe on Twitter @Joe_Eisenmann
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