CSCA Candid Conversations: From Pro Soccer to the NBA with Carl Bergstrom

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Carl is a graduate of UBC in Vancouver and currently the Director of Performance for the San Francisco based Golden State Warriors (GSW) in the NBA. During this interview with CSCA Advisory Team member Scott Vass, he discusses his experience working in the private sector, amateur sport (Canadian Women’s Soccer Team) and professional soccer (Vancouver Whitecaps) that lead to his current role with the GSW. Topics also discussed in this interview are:

– Career path from UBC undergrad to GSW

– Importance of Mentorship and Networking for professional development & career advancement

– Developing trust with athletes when entering a professional sport environment

– Performance Staff integration to maximize athlete performance 

– Programming concepts in the off-season and inseason

– Managing family and career in professional sports

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