Jay DeMayo is in his 17th season as a strength and conditioning coach for the University of Richmond. He has been the head of basketball performance for men’s and women’s teams since 2005. Jay is also the head of strength and conditioning for Nova of Virginia Aquatics. He is the founder and host for the Central Virginia Sports Performance Seminar, held annually in Richmond.
Coach DeMayo, a Fairport, New York native, played soccer at SUNY Cortland where he received a B.A. in Physical Education in 2001. He has several certifications in sports performance, including USATF Level 1, American Kettlebell Club Level Coach, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA.
Jay discusses the general and specific preparation of athletes for improved performance in specific athletic activities using the 1×20 program. The episode moves from talk about basketball performance to a very in-depth discussion on aquatic sports performance training.
In this podcast, Coach Jay DeMayo discusses with Joel:
- His employment of triphasic and velocity-based training.
- Key performance indicators for improvement of basketball performance.
- Using a 1×20 training program, especially with aquatic athletes.
- Giving his athletes autonomy within his program.
- Getting outside your comfort zone to gain knowledge.
Coach DeMayo’s clinic webpage can be found at Central Virginia Sports Performance.
Podcast total run time is 42:27.
Keywords: vertical jump, basketball,1×20, aquatics