Episode 58 — Rubin Ruzicka

Rubin Ruzicka
Photo courtesy Rubin Ruzicka

In this week’s episode of SportsParenthood, we’re talking about speed. Have you ever watched sport — and thought — that person can really move? They’ve got some serious toe. Speed is the currency of success in most sports. Athletes who can move faster than their opponents definitely have an advantage.

But, getting faster isn’t all about stopwatches and repetition after repetition on a track.

You’ll hear from Rubin Ruzicka, who works as an athletic development and rehabilitation coach in the National Rugby League with the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles where he focuses on speed and power training.  If you follow rugby league, you’ve probably seen winger Jason Saab in action. A rocket, right?

Rubin coaches junior athletes all the way to the elite level in sports including surf life saving, rugby union, athletics, football and tennis. He has some awesome ideas about how kids can get more zippy — and it involves something unexpected. Why does Rubin find speed so interesting?



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