Pacey Performance Podcast

Pacey Performance Podcast #290 - Keith D’Amelio (Director of Performance Services at Nike)

April 30, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Performance Services at Nike, Keith D'Amelio. Keith was recommended to me via Blake Maclean, previously at OKC Thunder and now at UTS and I am glad he did. This chat with Keith was excellent and gave us a great insight into what's going on in a niche of the industry that many people don't know about. Keith was Head S&C Coach at Toronto Raptors in the NBA and before that worked for the Celtics, so we dived into those experiences as well as what he is doing at Nike and how working with lots of athletes from lots of sports has helped him develop.

I hope you enjoy this episode with Keith D'Amelio.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Keith D'Amelio (background, education & current role)?
  • Sports science & data science boom
    • Communication to other members of the organisation
    • GM/ownership
    • Athletes
      • Data/information delivery methods
  • Remote coaching
    • What you have learned

      • How can that help in the current situation
    • Autonomy vs dependency
    • Remote monitoring
    • In-person assessments to inform remote planning
  • Coaching other coaches athletes
    • Establishing aims
    •  Communication
    • Working with a variety of sports
      • Is it really that different

Keith can be found on Twitter @keithdamelio

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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