Athlete Development

Athlete Development

Lessons from A Silver Fern

Guest Contribution: Anna Harrison - New Zealand Netballer. Another big year of Northern Mystics and New Zealand Silver Fern Netball commitments has come to an...

3 Exercises for getting faster

Explosive athletes win games. Imagine the rugby player who tears through the gap to score a try in the last minute, or the footballer who...

The problems with developing early and how to avoid it

There are two times in life when you go through an accelerated period of growth. The first is during infancy. It’s a rapid stage...

EP 22 – Dr Jean Côté – Play vs Practice,...

If you’ve read Outliers by Malcom Gladwell, you’ll know that it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become an expert. Unfortunately, it’s not quite...

What can we learn from skateboarding?

No coach. No rules. No scheduled training sessions. Yet hours of purposeful practice. Why? Part of the beauty of coaching early morning training sessions is...

3 Things I Recently Learned About Talent

Last week we ran a conference on talent development. I opened the day by giving a short presentation on talent, and how it's effecting...

Surviving the Gap: Navigating Puberty in Sport

Beware of the gap. It’s a challenging time for you - physically and psychologically. Some of your friends will be experiencing it already, some not...

What can we learn from Isaac Newton?

Sir Isaac Newton, widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time, complied three laws of motion. He used them to...

The Playground: Why Every Young Athlete Should ‘Monkey Around’

Imagine for a moment you’re a kid again. You’re on holiday at a place you’ve never visited before and come across the local playground. A...

The Right Way to Achieve your Goals

Knowledge is power, right? Unfortunately, knowledge is only power when you know how to apply it. Because access to knowledge is easier than ever before...

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EP 27 – Michaela Sokolich-Beatson – From Netball Hater to Star...

My guest on today’s show is an aspiring star of her game. Her name is Michaela Sokolich-Beatson and she’s a starting defender for the...

EP 26 – The Fat Professor, Grant Schofield – Nutrition for...

ADS 0026: The Fat Professor, Grant Schofield – Nutrition for Youth Athletes My guest on the show today believes that children thrive on a diet...

Surviving the Gap: Navigating Puberty in Sport

Beware of the gap. It’s a challenging time for you - physically and psychologically. Some of your friends will be experiencing it already, some not...

EP 25 – Mark Upton

My guest on the show today believes that learning is complex, and that to be your best, you need to explore, protect and embrace...

EP 24 – Adam Storey – Olympic Weightlifting, Super Rugby, and...

Dr Adam Storey (@agstorey) is the Sports Science Manager and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Blues Super Rugby Team. Adam and I have...