Episode 27

Does playing the game really boost buy in?


October 5th, 2020

23 mins 39 secs

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About this Episode

In episode 27, Ivi Casagrande Strength & Conditioning Coach at Orlando Pride, joins us.

Specifically Ivi will be looking at:

  • Transitioning from athlete to coach
  • Up/downsides to having played the sport
  • Does having played give her the edge as a coach?

About Ivi

"Ivi worked as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Orlando Pride, a professional women's
soccer team from the NWSL League for 2 seasons before moving to England at the end of September 2020. Ivi also worked as a Network Sports Scientist with US Soccer Youth National Teams from 2018 until 2020. Prior to Orlando Pride, Ivi was the Director of Sports Performance for Redline Athletics, a youth athletic training
facility in Michigan, from January 2018 until April 2019. A 2014 graduate from Bowling
Green State University with a bachelors degree in Applied Health Science and Masters in Exercise
Physiology, Ivi also worked as a Sports Performance coach for BGSU W. Soccer team from 2015-
2017, while also doing mentorships in European Clubs such as Arsenal FC (First team and
Academy teams), Aston Villa and FC Basel Academy teams. In 2016, she worked for EXOS Los
Angeles as an intern as well as LA Galaxy First Team, USL Team and Academy teams. Ivi holds XPS Sports Performance Specialist Certification from EXOS, and Mobility WOD Coach Certifications."


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