In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head Performance Coach at the Golden State Warriors, Carl Bergstrom. I have been wanting to get Carl on the podcast for some time. I have wanted to chat to him about his transition into the NBA having played and worked in soccer. There is so much to chat about, especially as I know very little about basketball but am fascinated by the sport. I have had a number of practitioners on who in the NBA (Ramsey Nijem Bill Burgos) and each has given a unique perspective on what it’s like to work in the environment.

In this episode we discussed…

  • Who is Carl Bergstrom (background, education, and current role)
  • The environment – what it’s really like?
    • Pressure on players
    • Players as brands
  • Shift the perception of ‘ideal’
    • Shift in mindset
    • How practice changes
    • Adaptability
  • Roadblocks
    • NBA Schedule
    • ‘Load management’
  • Maximising potential
    • Programming
      • Eccentrics & isometrics
    • Regular stimulus
    • Peripheral players
Carl can be found on Twitter @CPB12

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