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N13: Dr. Larry Wilen & Vince Wilczynski - Idea to Working Solution, Learning From Yale University Center for Engineering Innovation & Design

N13: Dr. Larry Wilen & Vince Wilczynski - Idea to Working Solution, Learning From Yale University Center for Engineering Innovation & Design

October 20, 2021

In Episode 13 of The Hawkin Podcast we are joined by Dr. Larry Wilen & Vince Wilczynski from Yale University Center for Engineering Innovation & Design (CEID).

 

Since 2012, the 8,700 square foot CEID design lab serves as a hub for collaborative design and interdisciplinary activity at Yale University. Its goal is to enable the design, development, and actualization of ideas, from the whiteboard to the real world. It is a "Maker Space" and a one of a kind resource for Yale students, staff, and faculty to take ideas to the next level.

 

Vince is the CEID Director and Deputy Dean for the School of Engineering & Applied Science. Dr. Wilen serves as a Senior Research Scientist and Design Mentor for CEID. Our host, Thomas Newman has direct experience in the "Maker Space" at Yale CEID with both Vince and Dr. Wilen. In this episode, they discuss inventions that were made during Thomas' time at Yale to track & train athletic performance. 

 

Key topics from this episode include:

  • History of Yale Engineering (since 1852)
  • What is CEID?
  • From idea to working product
  • Working with athletics to engineers solutions
  • Failure as part of the design process
  • And much more

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Learn more about Yale University CEID at: http://ceid.yale.edu

 

N12: Hewitt Tomlin ─ The TeamBuildr Story, Reflecting on the 10-Year Journey

N12: Hewitt Tomlin ─ The TeamBuildr Story, Reflecting on the 10-Year Journey

October 7, 2021

In Episode 12 of The Hawkin Podcast we are joined by Hewitt Tomlin, Co-Founder of TeamBuildr. Founded in 2012, TeamBuildr is a SaaS company that saves strength & conditioning coaches time by automating program building, tracking, and auditing.   

Key topics from this episode include: • How the TeamBuildr idea evolved into a business • Picking the right software to build, and how it changed overtime • Determining what features are impactful & important for all users • The evolution of strength coaches & analyzing community trends from a different lens.  • Competing with the Googles and Apples in the hiring process • Thomas' experience with TeamBuildr and onboarding new staff with TeamBuildr at Yale University Learn more about Hawkin Dynamics at www.HawkinDynamics.com Learn more about TeamBuildr at https://www.teambuildr.com/en/     

N11: Thomas Beckett, Lessons From Former Yale Director of Athletics

N11: Thomas Beckett, Lessons From Former Yale Director of Athletics

September 30, 2021

Thomas Beckett joins The Hawkin Podcast in Episode 11 to discuss his tenure at Yale University which includes 24-years as the Director of Athletics for the Bulldogs, 118 Championships, 73 first-place Ivy League finishes, 43 Olympic Athletes, 337 All-Americans during his time on campus. 

 

Beckett also significantly grew the department financially. In 1994, there was an athletics endowment of roughly $20 million. In 2017, when he retired the endowment was $283 million, an increase of $263 million or $11 million growth per year. This included the expansion of the department where he oversaw the renovation or construction of 20 key facilities spanning across 2,000 acres of land used for athletic activities. 

 

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N10: Boyd Epley ─ Stories From The Godfather of Strength & Conditioning

N10: Boyd Epley ─ Stories From The Godfather of Strength & Conditioning

September 15, 2021
Boyd Epley, MEd, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E, FNSCA, founder of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and one of the most decorated strength coaches of all time, talks to Thomas Newman, Hawkin Dynamics Chief Innovation Officer.
 
In this episode, Boyd talks about his innovation within Strength & Conditioning over the course of his 35-year coaching career. During this time, Boyd recorded 356 Wins, 5 National Championships, and a host of National Player of the Year Award winners. He is the creator of Husker Power, the recipient of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) Lifetime Achievement Award, Lindy’s National College Football magazine named him one of College Football’s Top 100 Most Important People of the Century.
 
Key Topics From The Episode:
  • Starting year around training with Nebraska Husker Football
  • Importance of testing & auditing your training program
  • Creation of the electronic timer for 40-yd sprint testing
  • Creation of the Strength Index & Performance Index (www.boydepley.com)
  • Creation of the Power Rack, "Tractor Jack" Bench Press, and Jammer
  • Creation of the Push-Pull Machine 
  • How to design strength circuits, and work-rest ratio
  • The importance of power in collegiate football
  • ...and much much more

Learn more about Hawkin Dynamics here: www.hawkindynamics.com

 
N9: Brandon Shaffer ─ From Athlete to Intern to Pro Baseball

N9: Brandon Shaffer ─ From Athlete to Intern to Pro Baseball

September 9, 2021

Brandon Shaffer joins us in Episode 9 of The Hawkin Podcast from the Minnesota Twins where he is a Complex Strength & Conditioning Coach.

 

Prior to joining the Minnesota Twins, Brandon was a Strength & Conditioning coach at Yale University for nearly 2-years, and previously a graduate assistant coach at Northwestern State University. 

 

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N8: Eric Renaghan ━ Part 2, Merit-Based Training

N8: Eric Renaghan ━ Part 2, Merit-Based Training

August 26, 2021

We are joined in Episode 08 of The Hawkin Podcast by Eric Renaghan.

Eric Renaghan is currently the General Manager at Sanford Power in Irvine, California. Prior to leading Sanford Power Eric was the Head of Strength and Conditioning for the St. Louis Blues (NHL) starting in 2016. Prior to his position with the Blues, he held the title of assistant S&C coach for the Vancouver Canucks. Eric has also recently completed his graduate studies in biomechanics from Lindenwood University. His main interest is in neuro-mechanics and movement expression as it relates to sport performance.

 

This is Eric's second feature of many on The Hawkin Podcast.

N7: Anthony “TJ” Belanger, From Yale Intern to Director of Sports Performance & Student-Athlete Innovation

N7: Anthony “TJ” Belanger, From Yale Intern to Director of Sports Performance & Student-Athlete Innovation

August 18, 2021

TJ Belanger joins us from Yale University for Episode 7 of The Hawkin Podcast. In this episode TJ & Thomas will cover:

  • What it's like being an intern at one of the nation's best intern programs, Yale University
  • Building an internship curriculum from scratch 
  • Care for the athlete, over program perfection
  • How to continually audit your training programs 
  • Using force plates as an analog 
  • ...and much much more

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N6: James Hanisch ─ Former Philadelphia Eagles Performance Scientist

N6: James Hanisch ─ Former Philadelphia Eagles Performance Scientist

August 10, 2021

The newest member of the Hawkin Dynamics Team, James Hanisch joins us in Episode 6 of The Hawkin Podcast. James joins HD from the Philadelphia Eagles where he was the Director of Performance Science for over 6-years. Prior to the Eagles, James spent 2.5-years with the University of Oregon. 

 

James & Thomas talk about:

  • James journey and finding himself in sport performance 
  • The Australian performance model vs. the US model
  • Moving from lab-based to field-based research
  • Building out a sport science model
  • Force plates...of course
  • ...and much more
N5: Ryan Carroll ─ Culture Change in the Military, Training the Female Athlete

N5: Ryan Carroll ─ Culture Change in the Military, Training the Female Athlete

August 5, 2021

Ryan Carroll is currently the Director of Elite Sport & Tactical at Bridge Athletic. Prior to Bridge, Ryan was the Tactical Performance Specialist at Exos for 6-years.

In this episode, Ryan discusses his upcoming presentation at the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Tactical Strength & Conditioning Conference (TSAC) in Norfolk, VA, and how the culture in the military is changing in regards to training the female athlete.

N4: Drew Hammond ━ Tactical Strength Training

N4: Drew Hammond ━ Tactical Strength Training

August 4, 2021

Drew Hammond currently serves as a Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) Director within the XVIII Airborne Corps located at Fort Bragg, NC. Prior to working with the Army, Drew served as a strength and conditioning specialist and human performance program director with Air Force Special Warfare out of Tucson, Arizona. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his masters in physiology and strength and conditioning from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Although the vast majority of his career has been with embedded tactical human performance teams, he has also worked with collegiate, professional, and international sporting organizations both in the United States and abroad.

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