Using Technology to Monitor Athletes w/ Phoenix Coyote’s High Performance Director Devan McConnell, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #627


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Devan McConnell is the Phoenix Coyote’s High Performance Director responsible for maximizing performance, minimizing injury risk, optimizing fitness and nutrition levels and executing comprehensive training regiments for all Coyotes and Roadrunners players and club prospects.

Devan McConnell joins the Coyotes from the New Jersey Devils where he served as their Director of Performance Science and Reconditioning. In this role, he oversaw the integration and application of sport and performance science technologies, systems and practices. McConnell also assisted with the day-to-day performance training of all NHL athletes in the Devils organization, the return-to-play training of injured athletes and the organizational vision and directive of the Performance department at both the NHL and AHL levels.

Prior to his time in New Jersey, the Lake Stevens, Washington native previously served as the Head of Hockey Performance and Sport Science at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He was responsible for the oversight and development of all aspects of physical development for the ice hockey team.

McConnell also previously served as the Sports Performance Coordinator at Stanford University from 2008-11 where he worked closely with the women's basketball team as well as the men's and women's volleyball programs. All these teams were regulars in the NCAA tournament. During his time at Stanford, women's basketball competed in three consecutive Final Fours while the women's volleyball team competed in two Final Fours and the men's volleyball program won the 2010 NCAA Championship.

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:

  • What technology is used to monitor athletes
  • What metrics matter for optimal performance
  • How to optimize performance with in season and offseason periodization
  • Can you predict injury before it happens
  • Sleep, recovery, and maximizing performance

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