Darcy Norman

PT, ATC


Current Consulting & Employment History

  • USA Soccer - Men’s National Team / Movement & Conditioning Coach / Jan. 2019 - Present

  • Sugar Bowl Ski Academy / Director of Performance / Dec. 2018 - Present

  • Kitman Labs / Director of Performance Science / Sept 2018 - Present

  • DFB (German Nat’l Football Team) / Performance Data Analyst-Fitness Rehab Coach / July 2012 - Jan. 2019

  • AS ROMA Football Club / Director of Performance / Rome, Italy / June 2015 – June 2018

  • EXOS / Director of Performance Innovation Team / Phoenix, AZ / Jan 2011– May 2015

  • FC Bayern Munich Football Club / Strength Coach - Rehab Specialist / Munich, Germany / June 2008 – June 2010

  • Norman Kinetics Consulting / Owner / Nov 2005 – Dec 2010

  • Tahoe Center for Health & Sports Performance / Director of Sports Performance & Physical Therapy / Lake Tahoe, CA

  • Athletes’ Performance / Physical Therapist, Performance Coach, Manager of PT Interns  /  Phoenix, AZ


Career Highlights

  • 2018 UEFA Champions League Semi-Finalist with AS Roma (vs. Liverpool)

  • 2014  WORLD CHAMPIONS - FIFA World Cup (Brazil) with German Nat’l Football Team (vs. Argentina)

  • 2012 3rd Place FIFA European Championships Tournament (Poland/Ukraine) with German Nat’l Football Team

  • 2010 Bundesliga Champions  /  Pokal Champions /  Champions League Finalists with FC Bayern Munich

  • 2009 Team HTC/High Road - The most winning team in professional cycling - 5 years in a row


Speaking Engagements / 2015-2018

  • Adidas Infinite Trails Summit - Boulder, Colorado, USA / Guest Performance Trainer

  • Isokinetic Football Medicine – Barcelona, Spain / “Using Technology to Manage Training Load”

  • Innovation Summit – London, UK  / “Supply Chain Managing Human Performance”

  • Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA  / “Team Tech – Enabling People To Unleash Their Best”

  • UEFA Coaching Conference – Istanbul, Turkey  / “Training Systems for Football”

  • The Olympic Committee Big Data & Sports – Beijing, China / “Performance Training for Soccer Driven by Big Data”


Certifications and Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association Certified 2000 

  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist 1996-2016

  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association Certified 1995 

  • American Red Cross First Aid & CPR Certified


Personal

Currently residing in Lake Tahoe, California with his family, Darcy Norman grew up in Alberta, Canada but left home early with aspirations to alpine ski race for the Canadian Olympic Team. After that window of opportunity closed he relocated down to The States to ski race for Washington State University (Go Cougs!). With a double major in Biology and Kinesiology, Darcy continued his education with a Physical Therapy degree at University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.

With his knowledge, timing and commitment to building relationships in the industry, Darcy’s rewarding career in sports has led him down a path with an International following in multiple sports, both individual athletes and teams.

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Favorite books on the nightstand:

Complex Systems

  • The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly - Daniel Coyle

  • The Fifth Discipline - Peter Senge

  • Dance of Change - Peter Senge

 

Personal Mastery

  • The Inner Game of Tennis - Timothy Gallwey

  • Chasing Excellence - Ben Burgeron

  • The Obstacle is the Way - Ryan Holiday

  • Ego is the Enemy - Ryan Holiday

  • Resilience - Eric Greitens

  • Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself - Joe Dispenza

  • Insight: Why we are not as self aware as we think: Tasha Eurich

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck - Mark Manson

  • So Good They Can't Ignore You - Cal Newport

  • Beyond Measure - Margaret Heffernan

  • Principals: Life and Work - Ray Dalio

  • What I Wish I Knew When I was 20 - Tina Seelig

  • How will you measure your life? - Clayton M. Christenson

  • The Art of Learning - Josh Waitzkin

  • Grit - Angela Duckworth

Learning Organization

  • The Black Swan - Nicolas Taleb

  • Black Box Thinking - Mathew Syed

  • The Undoing Project - Michael Lewis

Training

  • Endure - Alex Hutchison, Malcolm Gladwell

  • Head in the Game - Brandon Sneed

  • Peak Performance - Steve Magness

 

Shared Vision

  • Leaders it Last - Simon Sinek

  • Turn the Ship Around - David Marquet

  • Legacy - James Kerr

  • One Mission - Chris Fussel, Charles Goodyear, General Stan McChrystal

  • Team of Teams - David Silverman, Gen Stanley McCrystal

  • Pete Carrol - Pete Carroll

  • The Score Takes Care of Itself - Bill Walsh, Steve Jamison

  • You Win the Locker Room First - Jim Gordon, Mike Smith

  • The Energy Bus - Jon Gordon

  • Extreme Ownership - Jocko Willink, Leif Babin

  • Stealing Fire - Jamie Wheal, Steven Kotler

  • The Power of Moments - C

  • Braving the Wilderness - Brene Brown

  • Mastery - Robert Greene

  • Influence - Robert Cialdini

  • Simple Rules - Kathleen Eisenhardt

  • Good to Great - Jim Collins

  • Essentialism - Greg McKeown

  • The Organized Mind - Daniel Levtin

  • Make it Stick - Peter Brown

  • Deep Work - Cal Newport

  • Work Rules - Laszio Beck