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...

Strength Training: safe & essential for young athletes

To most people the 'squat' is an exercise performed in a gym. Think again. It’s one of seven foundation movement skills used by athletes...

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 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...

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...

EP 23 – Simon Walters – Parents in Youth Sport

Parents play a major part in every young athlete’s story. So much in fact that the type of support they provide can make or...

5 Reasons Why Competition is Good (and bad) for your Child

What does the word ‘competition’ bring to mind? Is all competition a good thing? How do you distinguish between helpful competition and that which...

EP 9 – Jon Oliver and Rhodri Lloyd: The importance of...

On today’s show I’m joined Jon Oliver and Rhodri Lloyd, a couple of world leaders in paediatric sport science and youth strength and conditioning. Together,...

Bone Growth and What Every Young Athlete Needs to Know to...

The benefits of participating in sport and physical activity are well known: you learn about team work and communication, how to commit to something...

10 quotes every athlete should live by

Planning is so crucial for the modern athlete. Athletes must juggle ever-increasing training and competition schedules, academic and social stresses at school and...

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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...