Steve Tashjian-US Men's National Team Head Performance Specialist
🎧 Podcast episode #13 Iron sharpens Iron
Steve Tashjian is the US Men’s National soccer team Head Performance Specialist. Steve started his career as a Physical Therapist and S & C coach in Pasadena. Steve had some early connections with the LA Galaxy with early mentor Jim Listin(@jimlistonfc) who is the co-founder of CATZ physical therapy and now the Director of Sports Science with Toronto FC which lead him down a path where he now finds himself with the US National Team.
Steve has a unique journey who is one of the few, if not only, Head of Performance in the US who also has journeyed through Europe as Head of Sports Science with Everton Football Club from 2009-2014.
In 2014 Steve came back to the Columbus Crew to work under coach Gregg Berhalter and when Gregg was hired to coach the National Team Steve also joined his team. The U.S. Men’s National Team learned its schedule for the Final Round of 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying following the official draw at FIFA House in Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday. The USMNT will open its 14-game Final Round World Cup Qualifying slate in June 2021 away to an undetermined opponent.
This podcast takes us through Steve’s journey and how he has developed the philosophies he has today as he helps the team prepare for the 2021 qualifying matches. We also go into detail on the challenges he and his team have collaborating with players and other clubs where these players spend most of their time training. Lastly, we talk about the upsides of the Covid pandemic and how it has allowed his team to become better partners with these clubs and athletes as they launch a completely updated communication and data sharing system. If you are a soccer geek this podcast is for you!
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