Historic Performance Podcast #97 - Dave Hamilton


In the 97th episode of the Historic Performance Podcast, I interview Dave Hamilton. Dave is the Assistant Athletic Director for Applied Health and Performance Science at Penn State University.

Dave's career has allowed him to coach a mixture of athletic levels, from elite youth athletes to current Olympic, World and Commonwealth medallists. During his time as a physical preparation coach, he has gathered vocational experience working in Qatar, Hong Kong, Canada and the UK.

His philosophy has always been to be innovative in his approach to programming and assessment of athletic development. He believes that integrity, communication, excellence and the ability to challenge are the keys to success when leading a program. The goal of any performance program should be to maintain athletic longevity, understand the individual, embrace change and develop performance models that constantly evolve in order to challenge the norms and progress performance. 

In this episode, Dave discusses his "performance equals potential minus interference" philosophy, narrative communication, Penn State University's high-performance initiative, and the pillars of the high performance structure at Penn State University.

Overview of Podcast Episode

Here is a brief outline of what we covered in the show - 

  • Overview of Penn State University Athletics
  • "Performance equals potential minus interference" philosophy
  • The high performance initiative organizational chart
  • The 3 Pillars of the high performance structure at Penn State University
  • Narrative communication
  • Resource & time management
  • Data management at a Division 1 institution
  • How to contact?

Connect with Dave

Twitter: @dkhammy

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