Si Nainby delivers a two-part podcast with Andre Quinn. He is Head of Athletic Performance at Cavan GAA. He was previously a strength and conditioning coach at London Irish and sports scientist at Harlequins.
1. The commute. 30 minutes with Andre to pull out some coaching takeaways.
2. The deep dive. In-depth conversations around personalities and realities of playing and coaching.
In the podcast, the following areas are discussed:
Where Andre’s curiosity for improving performance came from
How the day-to-day training in a Premiership club is set up and why
Training considerations for amateur clubs
How the team coped unexpectedly well with a huge increase in workload demanded by a new head coach
Brendan Venter’s approach to motivation and the organisation of training at London Irish Andre’s experiences of dealing with cancer and how he approached his treatment
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