For the past year or so I have been really getting into listening to podcasts. I like to listen to them for entertainment, for strength and conditioning education and for business education.
Some of my favorites are:
The Staley and English Show featuring Coach Kurtz
Obviously, I am biased about this podcast because I am a regular on it. However, I think it hits on a lot of topics that coaches, athletes and parents have to deal with while trying to become the best at getting better.
The Road Trippin’ Podcast with Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson
This podcast is hilarious and it gives an insight into the Cleveland Cavaliers and an inside look into some of the players lives. It is very entertaining, however the bad news is Richard Jefferson was released from the team this summer and I’m not sure what is going to happen with their podcast this season. Side note, myself and Coach Meagher of Oak Hill are planning to start a podcast called “The Athlete Life” which will be an off spin of the Cavs’ podcast with an Oak Hill spin! I’ll keep you updated when we start releasing them.
Faith Based Podcasts:
Living on the edge with Chip Ingram
This is a great daily podcast where Chip shares bible based views on topics ranging from marriage, raising kids, overcoming emotional struggles and much more…
Strength and Conditioning Podcasts:
Iron Game Chalk Talk
On this podcast Ron McKeefery interviews strength and conditioning professionals from around the world. The podcasts are usually pretty short and concise and packed with great information for coaches and athletes.
Lastly, I was recently interviewed for the NSCA’s Coaching Podcast and if you are interested in becoming a high school strength coach, it’s definitely worth a listen!
Like I said, I’ve become really interested in listening to podcasts, especially on my daily commute, so if any of you have any suggestions I’d love to hear them!
Thanks and if you are starting basketball season Monday Good Luck!!!!
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Micah Kurtz, MS, CSCS, RSCC*D, USAW, FMS, NASE, serves as Strength and Conditioning Consultant Coach to nine-time high school basketball national champion Oak Hill Academy, which won the Dick’s High School National Basketball Tournament in 2016. He is in his eighth year as Director of Strength and Conditioning at AC Flora High School., which has won 14 state championships in the past five years, including the 2016 boys’ basketball state championship. Kurtz was named the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Strength Coach of the Year in 2016. He was also named the South Carolina High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year in both 2013 and 2014 and is part of the NSCA’s Subject Matter Expert Committee. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @KurtzM3.
Bryan Meagher is currently the Associate Head Coach of the 2016 Dick’s High School National Basketball Championship team Oak Hill Academy. During his coaching career he has coached numerous NBA players that have included Kevin Durant, Rajon Rondo, Brandon Jennings, Josh Smith and Ben McLemore. In Coach Meagher’s tenure, he has been a part of five high school basketball National Championships. You can follow him on Instagram for workout tips @Bmeagher22.