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From the Pitch – Outside the Box Podcast: Episode 3

By JAKE FENLASON and AUSTIN MARTZ, Saint Louis FC, 05/25/18, 12:45PM EDT


Wildnerness and technology collide as SLC Strength and Conditioning Coach Ryan Thamm steps "Outside the Box"

So, is this thing on?

It's episode three as USL From the Pitch contributors Jake Fenlason and Austin Martz stepped back behind the mic to bring you another edition of the Outside the Box podcast.

Jake and Austin managed to track down an old friend in Ryan Thamm, the current Strength & Conditioning Coach for Real Monarchs SLC, and a true man of the wilderness with a special affection for his Jeep.

From an Alaskan town where his high school held 400 total students and a round trip to the nearest Wal-Mart meant at least one hour of travel time, Ryan dives into how his winding soccer journey has spanned the globe. 

Whether it was his time as a former collegiate walk-on, or a stint as a member of the Swansea City A.F.C. staff during Michael Laudrup's tenure, Thamm has brought with him a trademark dedication at each stop - perhaps none more so than his time with Jake and Austin in Orlando which featured an unconventional trip to the team's match against New York.

With data and technology at the forefront of modern sports medicine, Thamm details the role each play in performance analysis and the approach to preparation, while also addressing the rumors that a large man with a large Mickey Mouse tattoo may soon be coming to a gym near you. 

Hit the play button below to listen to the entire conversation and be sure to stay tuned to and From the Pitch for more of Jake and Austin uncovering the untold stories from around the league.


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