In this interview I sit down with Dan Harris, World Class Start Coach for Bath. Dan works on behalf of British Rowing and is responsible for running talent ID testing regularly – to try to identify and recruit more athletes. In addition Dan is instrumental in training his athletes day to day and has been in this role since September 2011.
One of the things that makes Dan’s perspective particularly insightful is handles the coaching on the water and in the strength and conditioning facility. I learned a lot from my conversation with Dan and how during the formative years of athletic development between 14-18 he emphasizes that some of his rowers strength train up to 4x a week to add mass in preparation for the high volume they will need to handle at the senior level.
Matt Fleekop is a Strength & Conditioning Coach for Princeton University. Matt holds a BS in Exercise Science and a Masters Degree in Applied Health Physiology. He has interned at Purdue University and EXOS and earned his masters degree while a GA at Salisbury University.
Matt provides great insight into what goes into training multiple sports during the academic calendar. In addition, he helps to touch on how his athletes have been effected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Matt has worked with rowing, Men's Lacrosse, Women's Ice Hockey, Men's Soccer, Men's and Women's Tennis and Football.
In this interview I sit down with Kellie Wilkie and we discuss a research journal on rib stress injuries during the Rio Olympiad. Kellie has immense experience in the sport of rowing with massive contributions in both physiotherapy and research literature. Let me take a minute to tell you more about her background.
Kellie graduated from the University of South Australia in 1998 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy (Hons.)
She established her own private sports based practice to be able to offer the best quality physiotherapy service to patients and to be able to structure a workplace that was optimal for her own health and wellbeing.
In 2007 Kellie completed her post graduate clinical Masters degree in Sport Physiotherapy through the La Trobe University in Melbourne and shortly after, gained her Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) title of Sports Physiotherapist.
Kellie is currently a member of the APA, Sports Physiotherapy Australia (SPA), Physiotherapy Business Australia (PBA) and Sports Medicine Australia (SMA). She is a Tasmanian Institute of Sport (TIS) consultant physiotherapist. Kellie provided physiotherapy services for the London 2012 Olympics as part of the Australian Rowing Team and was lead physiotherapist for the Australian Rowing Team for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Kellie has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of: