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Episode #45 w/ Kaylee Kidd & Kenzie Kidd - Waldorf University
Kaylee Kidd & Kenzie Kidd are sophomores on the Waldorf University Volleyball team. Even though these twins have played together for years, they have both blazed their own trail that has led to their individual successes on the court! Sisters, roommates, teammates.  Enjoy the show!
June 5, 2021
Episode #44 w/ Coach Dan John - Author, Speaker, & Lifelong Coach
Dan John has spent his life with one foot in the world of lifting and throwing, and the other foot in academia. An All-American discus thrower, Dan has also competed at the highest levels of Olympic lifting, Highland Games and the Weight Pentathlon, an event in which he holds the American record. Dan spends his work life blending weekly workshops and lectures with full-time writing, and is also an online religious studies instructor for Columbia College of Missouri. As a Fulbright Scholar, he toured the Middle East exploring the foundations of religious education systems. Dan is also a Senior Lecturer for St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London. His books, on weightlifting, include Intervention, Never Let Go, Mass Made Simple and Easy Strength, written with Pavel Tsatsouline as well as From Dad, To Grad. He and Josh Hillis co-authored “Fat Loss Happens on Monday.” In 2015, Dan wrote Can You Go? on his approach to assessments and basic training. In addition, Before We Go, another compilation akin to Never Let Go became an Amazon Bestseller. In early 2017, Dan’s book, Now What?, his approach to Performance and dealing with “life,” became a Bestseller on Amazon. Hardstyle Kettlebell Challenge, published also in 2017, focused on the keys to the kettlebell. His most recent book, Attempts, is a collection of short essays for both the professional coach and trainer and the “rest of us.” He is currently working on a new edition of “Easy Strength” with Pavel.
May 29, 2021
Episode #43 w/ Coach Brent Mason - All In Athletics
Brent grew up in Indiana where he participated in high school basketball all four years, leading West Lafayette Harrison High to the Sweet Sixteen in 1997, back when every school in the state played one state championship. Inducted into the high school hall of fame in 2014- being the only player in the high schools' history to be in the top 10 for points, rebounds, assists, and steals.  He went on to play collegiate basketball at DII St. Josephs College in Indiana. There he made All-Freshman Honors and continued his success in becoming All-Conference player Junior and Senior year while also being named a DII All-American. After college, he continued his love of basketball and teaching in Indiana before moving to Chicago to further grow his basketball circle.  Here he began as Director of Player Development at Illinois Spotlite and helped coach with Larry Butler and the famous Illinois Warriors. After, he joined Full Package Athletics as Director of Player Development, where he met Billy Welcome. He has worked with players in all levels-elementary, high school, college, and professional. As the Director of ALL IN Chicago, Brent will be responsible for the oversight of training programs, leagues, and travel teams for the ALL IN Chicago program. He will be focusing on building the programs and player development for the city of Chicago.
May 24, 2021
Episode #42 w/ Coach Jordan Haverly Robison - IU Alum & Associate Director of VC United
Jordan (Haverly) Robison is a Cherry Valley native who excelled on the volleyball court from a young age. She led Keith Country Day HS to the beginnings of a volleyball dynasty which open the door for her collegiate recruitment to the BIG 10 at Indiana University.  Jordan excelled as an outside for the Hoosiers but a nasty knee injury in the spring of her sophomore year led to her missing her junior year. Jordan had to undergo numerous knee surgeries and physical therapy to get her back on the court.  Now in a coaching and administrative role, Jordan aspires to bring her passion and experience to the athletes of the VC United program. 
May 14, 2021
Episode #41 w/ Lizzy Danelski & Kaitlyn Bingham - Quinnipiac & SW Minnesota State Commits
Check out Lizzy Danelski & Kaitlyn Bingham on Episode 041 on OAK PERFORMANCE RADIO! Lizzy and Kaitlyn have endured some tough times over 2020-21 but they carry some of the most positive attitudes that are infectious to their teammates. During a time when it would be easy for them to feel sorry for themselves, Lizzy & Kaitlyn persevered, got recruited, committed to their respective schools, and now are closing out a fantastic club season. Enjoy the show!
May 6, 2021
Episode #40 w/ Coach Tex McQuilkin - Director of Training @ Power Athlete
Check out Coach Tex McQuilkin on episode 040 of OAK PERFORMANCE RADIO! Tex is currently the Director of Training Power Athlete and has been working with John Welbourn since 2012. Tex is a former collegiate lacrosse defensive midfielder and 3-year team captain for Marymount University. Coached S&C collegiately with Georgetown University as well as interned at the University of Texas at Austin's football program. Apprenticed under Raphael Ruiz studying the proper implementation of science-based, performance-driven training systems for swimmers, fighters, and field & court sport athletes. Tex and Adam dive into ideal and optimal ways to train up the next Dwayne Johnson and what parents need to look for in strength & conditioning for their athlete. (SPOILER - NOT ALL GYMS ARE THE SAME!) Click the link in our bio and enjoy the show! (OR FIND IT ON iTUNES & SPOTIFY!) #podcast #athlete #power #strength #speed
May 3, 2021
Episode #39 w/ Coach Jason Warner - Rockford Elite Basketball
Adam sits down with Coach Jason Warner of Rockford Elite Basketball. Coach Warner details what it takes to keep athletes engaged and working hard through a "long" career and what holds too many local athletes back from the Division 1 universities. Enjoy the show!
April 19, 2021
Episode #38 w/ Matt Long - Anaheim Angels, Milwaukee Brewers & Sparta Science
Adam sits down with Matt Long - Director of Product Marketing for Sparta Science - and former MLB centerfielder & second baseman. Matt details how a position change completely altered how he trained in the off-season to keep him healthy through the grind of baseball. Enjoy the show!
April 14, 2021
Episode #37 w/ Coach Dennis Kehrer - Midwest Future Prospects Founder
Coach Kehrer is the owner of Midwest Future Prospects and has been coaching baseball all over northern Illinois! Adam and Dennis discuss player development, consistency in 2020/21, and how strength training is pivotal for long-term success in baseball. Enjoy the show!
April 5, 2021
Episode #36 w/ Maleah Howe - Troy University Recruit
Meleah is strong in her training, volleyball, and faith! Adam and Meleah discuss the recruitment process in 2020/21, why Meleah drives out of state to train, and why she is able to keep such a level head and positive attitude in a tough time.  Enjoy the show!
March 31, 2021
Episode #35 w/ Marcus Posley - Professional Basketball Athlete
Adam & Trace sit down with professional basketball athlete Marcus Posley! Marcus played at St. Bonaventure, the NBA G-League, and overseas in Europe. Marcus has excelled at taking care of his body - lifting, conditioning & recovering!  Marcus has also become part owner and runs the marketing for a new startup company called Cultivated Remedies. Enjoy the show!
March 22, 2021
Episode #34 w/ Chad McGehee - Director of Meditation of University of Wisconsin
Check out Chad McGehee from the University of Wisconsin on Episode 034 OAK Performance Radio! Chad is the Director of Meditation Training for Badger Athletics! Adam and Chad dive into why it’s not only important in which to train your body but to train your mind when competing at a high-level.
March 15, 2021
Episode #33 w/ Coach Scotty Smith - CEO of Synergy Sports Performance
Adam sits down with Scotty Smith, owner of Synergy Sports Performance in Green Bay, WI - and discuss the athletes' journey, smart training, and the mental health of athletes in 2021. Enjoy the show! Check out Synergy Sports Performance at
March 12, 2021
Episode #32 w/ Payton Corpus - Cleveland State Lacrosse
Adam sits down with Payton Corpus and discusses his recent commitment to Cleveland State!
March 1, 2021
Episode #31 w/ Coach Wayne King - Championship Coach
Adam & Trace sit down with Coach Wayne King. Wayne started Club Fusion Volleyball back in the late 1990's and has numerous collegiate & club volleyball championships to his name! Enjoy the show!
February 22, 2021
Episode #30 w/ Coach David McKercher - Owner of Train 608
Adam and Andrew sit down with Coach Dave from Train 608 in Madison WI! Enjoy the show!
February 16, 2021
Episode #29 w/ Jade Coffman - Millikin University Commit
Coach Adam sits down with Jade Coffman, Millikin University commit, and discusses Jade's obsession of sports & math! Enjoy the show!!
February 9, 2021
Episode #28 w/ J Anderson - Kansas Baseball
Coach Adam and Coach Matt sit down with Kansas baseball walk on J Anderson and discuss all the fun times of walking on to a Division 1 Big 12 baseball program in the middle of a pandemic. Enjoy the show!
February 2, 2021
Episode #27 w/ Tabytha Toelke & Abi Schlueter - Dakota (and Memphis!) Star Athletes
Coach Adam and Coach Trace sit down with Dakota High School star athletes Tabytha Toelke & Abi Schlueter! Enjoy the show!
January 27, 2021
Episode #26 w/ Will Ta'ufo'ou - Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguar & Sparta Science
Adam and Trace sit down with former Chicago Bear & Jacksonville Jaguar fullback Will Ta'ufo'ou.
January 23, 2021
Episode #25 w/ Jordan Smith - Mount Mercy Recruit
Trace and Adam sit down with Jordan Smith and discuss strength, vertical & hard work! Enjoy the show!
January 13, 2021
Episode #24 w/ Jazzy Oates, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Adam and Jazzy discuss everything mental health in 2020/21 for adults and young athletes! Enjoy the show! Jazzy's Bio: Hello! I’m Jazzy and I am a mental performance coach that serves athletes and performers of all categories to maximize their full potential. Just like a conditioning coach teaches techniques to strengthen muscles, I teach techniques to strengthen the mind. Performances rely a lot on our mind, so when it comes to mental performance, I am referring to the psychological components of these tasks. Components like motivation, goal setting, attention control, energy management, and effective self-talk can help increase performance and consistency when leveraged correctly. I aim to meet the client's needs by creating a supportive environment that provides them with the necessary tools to thrive not only as athletes but most importantly as individuals. I received a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Lincoln Memorial University where I also played varsity volleyball. I then obtained a Master’s degree in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology from Barry University. Throughout both degrees I have research and applied experience in the field of sport, performance, and exercise psychology working with individuals and teams at the collegiate and youth levels. Currently, I am coaching mental skills to the military population. My style includes person-centered therapy with a mix of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I specialize in collegiate and high school athletes, mental performance in sport, performance anxiety, sport injury, sport transitions, and routine adherence. I am originally from Franklin, Tennessee and currently reside in Temple, Texas. In my free time, I enjoy going to the lake, trying new food, volleyball, and watching documentaries.
January 6, 2021
Episode #23 w/ Paige Kaufman, Raeann Bergman & Ava Vitale - MVC Volleyball "Friends"
Full house on the podcast today! Paige (Loyola), Rae (Bradley) and Ava (Northern Iowa) were all teammates in high school and now compete against each other in the Missouri Valley Conference. Enjoy the show!
December 28, 2020
Episode #22 w/ Karina Simatos & Trysta Foster - Bradley & Arkansas Tech Commits
Coach Trace & Coach Adam discuss MENTAL HEALTH with college commits Karina & Trysta!
December 22, 2020
Episode #21 w/ Lauren Hansen - Founder of My Recruiting Assistant
Adam and Trace sit down with Lauren Hansen, Founder of My Recruiting Assistant. Check out My Recruiting Assistant at
December 17, 2020
Episode #20 w/ Emma Schroeder & Savanah Brandt - Kent State & Belmont Commits
NCAA D1 commitments Emma Schroeder (Kent State University) & Savanah Brandt (Belmont University) sit down and discuss comebacks from injury, playing multiple sports, recruiting, parent roles, best coaches, and favorite players.
December 11, 2020
Episode #19 w/ Coach Darren Hansen - CEO at Hansen Athletics
Coach Adam sits down with Coach Darren Hansen of Hansen Athletics.
December 4, 2020
Episode #18 - Brian Buck - Director of Sports at Sparta Science
Adam sits down with Brian Buck of Sparta Science and they discuss everything Tech, AI, strength & conditioning!
November 12, 2020
Episode #17 - Zach Vosberg & Aidan Peters - Hononegah Football
Coach Adam jams with Zach Vosberg and Aidan Peters discussing leadership on the football field.
November 12, 2020
Episode #16 w/ Coach Bryanna Weiskircher - Penn State Volleyball Alum
Penn State Alum Bryanna Weiskircher sits down with Adam and Trace and discusses everything from youth sports to professional athletics!
November 3, 2020
Episode #15 w/ Gillian & Jacob DePauw - Morningside Volleyball
Coach Adam sits down with twin brother/sister setter duo Gillian & Jacob DePauw!
September 11, 2020
Episode #14 w/ Coach Jamison Fausett - Rockford Lutheran Strength & Conditioning
Coach Adam sits down with Rockford Lutheran Strength & Conditioning Coach Jamison Fausett! Enjoy the show!
September 1, 2020
Episode #13 w/ Kaylee Parsons - Minnesota State Moorhead Soccer
Coach Adam and Coach Matt jam with Minnesota State Moorhead soccer defender Kaylee Parsons!
August 25, 2020
Episode #12 w/ Coach CJ Wellington - CEO of Tactic Performance
Coach Adam & Coach Trace sit down (virtually) with Coach CJ Wellington of Tactic Performance in LA.  Coach CJ trains high-level athletes utilizing Sparta Science AI force plate technology.
August 18, 2020
Episode #11 w/ Coach Eric Schulze - Executive Director of VC United
Coach Adam & Coach Trace talk with Coach Eric Schulze - Executive Director/Owner of VC United. They discuss Schulze's beginnings into volleyball, motivation to continue to drive through the tough times, and the exciting things coming to Netlynx Sports. Enjoy the show! Schulze spent 17 years with Club Fusion Volleyball where he served as the General Manager as well as the Director of Coaching & Player Development at the club's Marengo location. He began his career in 1997 at Sky High Volleyball in Crystal Lake. With ten top 5 finishes in the 18 Open division, Schulze has coached over 180 Division I athletes in his career. He is currently in his 3rd season as the Varsity coach at Woodstock North High School and has stints at Johnsburg, Prairie Ridge (Crystal Lake), and Huntley. He lives in Wonder Lake, IL with his wife, Katie, and two daughters, Kylie (14) and Devynn (12) who are both aspiring volleyball players.
August 11, 2020
Episode #10 w/ Adrienne Kisting - University of Wisconsin Rowing
Coach Adam & Coach Trace sit down with Adrienne Kisting of the University of Wisconsin women's rowing team. Adrienne is an EXTREMELY HARD WORKING & DRIVEN ATHLETE THAT DOES NOT QUIT....because her parents did not let her:) Enjoy the show!
August 7, 2020
Episode #9 w/ Kam Olson - Central Michigan Volleyball
Coach Adam and Coach Trace jam with Kam Olson of Central Michigan about leadership, hard work & STING PONG. Kam comes from a long line of competitive athletes - which has made her a very focused, driven, and intense leader on the court! Enjoy the show!
August 4, 2020
Episode #8 w/ J. Anderson - Kansas Baseball
Coach Adam and Coach Trace jam with J. Anderson about every baseball, steroids, dedication, hard work, and discipline. J is heading out to Kansas to play J Hawk baseball as a walk-on and he understands how hard he is going to have to work! Enjoy the show!
July 31, 2020
Episode #7 w/ Tori Hagg - Lewis University Track & Field
Tori is a triple & long jumper at Lewis University (DII). Tori has trained at Oak Strength Performace for 6 years and has consistently improved her jumping! Tori LOVES track & field and LOVES being a part of the Lewis track & field team! Enjoy!
July 24, 2020
Episode #6 w/ Jayden Flynn, Ella Holmstrom & Kaitlin Leider
Coach Adam & Coach Trace sit down with this trio of volleyball standouts! Jayden, Ella & Kaitlin are no stranger to hard work on the court or in the weight room! Jayden is a 2022 setter at Belvidere North HS and sets for the VC United 161 Elite team. Ella is a 2022 outside at Guilford HS, plays outside for the VC United 161 Elite team and has committed to play volleyball at Indiana University. Kaitlin is a 2022 outside at Belvidere North HS, plays outside for the VC United 161 Elite team and has committed to play volleyball at Bradley University. Enjoy the show!!!
July 21, 2020
Episode #5 w/ Lauren Hyser - Owner of RXTN Nutrition
Lauren is the Founder and Owner of RXTN Nutrition. Lauren creates personalized programs that transform bodies and minds helping you achieve the 'impossible' through nutrition education, consistent habit formation, and genuine support. From the RXTN Nutrition website: As a coach, my goal is to ensure anyone that works with me can achieve their performance and aesthetic goals. Sifting through information about wellness and nutrition is confusing, overwhelming, contradicting, and isolating. We all feel like we are swimming in an ocean of questions unable to make the first move. If we do muster the strength to make the first move, we are often unable to stick to it and achieve our goals. I can help. I take the science and apply it to fit your lifestyle so that you can achieve sustainable goals. I educate you on the why of the process so you can move forward without worry. I will be a consistent supporter of you reaching your fullest potential. It is time to take action. Let me create a plan designed to help you discover a breakthrough in life, training, and nutrition (they all go hand in hand).
July 17, 2020
Episode #4 w/ Emma Sinclair & Lexi Lewis - Dartmouth & Memphis Commits
Coach Adam & Coach Trace sit down and talk all things volleyball, college, recruiting, training and life with Emma Sinclair & Lexi Lewis Emma is a volleyball outside hitter committed to Dartmouth and Lexi is a volleyball middle committed to Memphis. Enjoy!
July 9, 2020
Episode #3 w/ Coach Ryan McDowell - CEO of Maxmead Fitness
Ryan brings a true passion to coaching and teaching. Specializing in building better athletes by improved movement, Ryan combines this unique focus with knowledge and experience in movement assessment, strength training, and corrective exercise. Ryan has 22 years experience with over 14,000 hours as a personal trainer, strength coach and instructor of small and large groups. In addition to training, Ryan has conducted over 225 presentations for corporate, civic, athletic, and philanthropic organizations. He spent 3 years working with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Badger football, soccer, and wrestling teams. A lifelong athlete, Ryan spent 12 years as a D1 college and Senior Men's club Rugby player. He lives in Hopkins with his wife and 4 children. Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, working out with sandbags, and coaching rugby.
June 24, 2020
Episode #2 w/ Coach Trace Noack - Director of Operations for VC United
Coach Noack breaks down everything coaching & good food!
June 17, 2020
Episode #1 w/ Sophie Brunner - Professional Basketball Athlete
You may remember Sophie from her state champion days at Freeport Aquin or career in the Pac 12 at Arizona State. . Since then, Sophie has played professionally in Italy with @geasbasket and like so many had to cut her season short. . We are beyond thrilled to have Coach Sophie on the OAK STRENGTH PERFORMANCE RADIO
June 8, 2020