The EliteForm Podcast

David VanDyke, Rutgers University

Episode Notes

David VanDyke, Rutgers University Assistant Athletics Director – Strength & Conditioning

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