Jay DeMayo is in his 10th year as a strength and conditioning coach at the University of Richmond, and his eighth year working with the men’s basketball team.
Jay and I met in 2012 when he asked me to speak at his Central Virginia Sports Performance Seminar. If you’ve never heard of it before, it’s a world class event and one that I always recommend to fellow coaches.
In this show Jay and I cover a ton of topics, including how to know if your athletes are ready for jump training, the often missed value and role of elasticity work, and how a call out from a fellow coach prompted him to create the CVASP seminar.
Here’s a brief overview of what we covered in this episode:
- How Jay got into the world of physical preparation.
- Some insight into his current gig at Richmond University, where he’s currently in his 10th year.
- What long-term athletic development means to him, and how he’s applying those principles to his collegiate level athletes.
- The biggest issues Jay deals with when it comes to incoming athletes.
- An overview of the onboarding process that Jay uses to get his athletes up to speed.
- The 1×20 Program: What it is, who created it, and why he’s a fan.
- How Natalia Verkoshansky has influenced him, and his thoughts on dedicated jump training for basketball players.
- His thoughts on how you introduce jump training with your athletes, without killing them in the process.
- Jay’s thought’s on “minimum effective dose.”
- The BIG Question.
- The lightning round, where we discuss what prompted him to start the CVASP seminar, Ryan Horn’s beard, the books he’s reading right now, and what’s up next for Jay DeMayo.
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