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  • Writer's pictureRon McKeefery

IGCT Episode #265: Dan Baker "Grow and Develop"

Updated: Mar 21, 2019


Dan Baker has been President of the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA) since 2004 and a member of the ASCA since its inception. He has also been a member of the NSCA since 1987 and completed his CSCS in 1988. He has a PhD in sports science from Edith Cowan University (ECU), and is an Adjunct lecturer in the Masters of Strength & Conditioning program at ECU as well as St. Marys University (London, UK).

His Phd involved a number of studies upon strength, velocity and power in professional rugby league players and he has published over 40 peer-reviewed publications. As a strength and conditioning coach, he worked for the Brisbane Broncos Rugby League team for 19 years, winning the NRL title four times. He has also worked with professional rugby union, including the 20015 World Cup 2nd placed Australian national team. Previously he has worked with national league or international level athletes in the following sports ~ soccer, field hockey, netball, Olympic diving, MMA, track & field and power-lifting. He has the official designation of ASCA Master Coach of Elite Athlete Strength & Conditioning within the ASCA’s Professional Coach Accreditation Scheme (PCAS).


In This Episode We Discuss:

  • What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

  • Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

  • All things Velocity Based Training.

  • The Australian S&C Education System along with the ASCA.

  • Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

  • His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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