In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Teacher & Coach at Parkway Central High School, Ryan Banta. Ryan has written extensively on sprinting, acceleration and plyometrics on various websites including elitetrack.com, just-fly-sports.com, speedendurance.com, scienceofrunning.com & simplifaster.com. But as well as being a writer, Ryan is coaching high school athletes daily as well as teaching in the same school. Moving away from the elite coaching space, I felt Ryan was a fantastic example to get on the podcast to showcase the great work that is going on on the youth amateur level.
In this episode, you will learn -
- Who is Ryan Banta (background, experience, and current role)?
- Training large groups of sprinters
- Evaluating athletes with limited data & tech
- Periodisation of plyometrics
- Strength & power for middle distance events
- Acceleration for team sports athletes
Ryan can be found on Twitter @SprintersCompen
This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.
This episode is sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue.