Athlete Centered Coaching

Tyson Wellock

In-depth interviews with: master coaches about their career path and the lessons that they've learned; athletes about how coaching behavior helps and hurts their performance; and subject matter experts who provide insights into how to apply evidence based research to your everyday coaching practice.

All Episodes

Interviews with Coach Ryan Shimabukuro and two-time Olympian Sadie Maubet-Bjornsen. Coach Shimabukuro was the coach of the US Olympic Long Track Speed Skating team in 2006, 2010 and 2014. He coached Olympians Joey Cheek and Shani Davis to gold medals and is the current coach of Olympian Brittany Bowe, who is coming off of a dominant 2018-2019 world cup season in which she won 12 medals and broke the world record in the 1000m event on her way to a world championship. Sadie Maubet-Bjornsen is a 2 time Olympian in the sport of cross-country skiing. She has been on the US national team for 9 years and finished the 2018 World Cup season ranked 6th in the World. She is also the only female US skier to wear the Yellow Jersey as the world cup points leader.

Apr 2020

2 hr 10 min

Conversations about Remote Coaching with Ryan Carroll and Dirk Friel. Ryan Carroll is the Director of Tactical and Elite Sport at and Dirk Friel is the co-Founder of Both have an extensive background in developing and distributing systems that coaches can use to program for and communicate with athletes in a remote coaching environment.

Mar 2020

1 hr 52 min

Interviews with Coach Eddie Reese and attorney David Smith. Coach Reese is the Head Men's Swimming Coach at the University of Texas and has won 14 NCAA Team Championships. Mr. Smith is an attorney with the Summit Law Group in Seattle, Washington and has been named one of the top white-collar criminal attorneys in America for the past 10 years.

Mar 2020

1 hr 44 min

Interviews with Coach Dan Pfaff and Neuroscientist Dr. Olav Krigolson. Coach Pfaff is a track and field coach who is a true giant in the world of coaching. Dr. Krigolson is a neuroscientist who specializes in learning and decision-making.

Feb 2020

1 hr 18 min