David VanDyke

Rutgers University, Assistant Athletics Director – Strength & Conditioning

David VanDyke, Rutgers University

1:20 Motivation

2:30 Chris Bach podcast

3:50 The role of strength coaches within the team

7:40 The YouTube psychology degree

10:00 Building a department vs entering an established department

12:20 Glenn Cain & Frank Quartucci

13:00 Figure out how to get the most out of the people you have

14:50 Listening and asking for opinions – giving them something to care about

20:00 Technology used at Rutgers

25:30 Showing that you can add value for the Sport Coach

33:00 Dostoevsky & suffering

40:30 Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl

42:30 Ordinary People

46:50 Introducing new opinions & overcoming resistance

49:00 Progressing in the field

51:00 Being an introvert & being okay with uncomfortable situations

56:00 Malort moment

58:15 Pregame process

1:03:10 Keep technology inconspicuous – Make it so the guys don’t realize they have technology on

1:06:20 Athlete mindset vs the coaching perspective

1:09:35 Playing cards at the Van Dyke house

Music: DFA1979 ‘If We Don’t Make It We’ll Fake It


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