Athlete Development

Athlete Development

How to successfully manage a young athlete’s emotions

“Every time I go out to play it means everything to me. I’m so competitive, I just can’t handle losing”. These are the words of...

EP 13 PART 2 – Adrian Blincoe

ADS 014: Adrian Blincoe – Developing Talent, the Role of the Parent, and being an Olympian In July 2008, Adrian Blincoe (@BlincoeA) ran New...

Developing young people through sport

Young athletes are being pushed to their limits more than ever. For many, the pressure to succeed begins at an ever-increasingly young age and...

EP 28 – Hugo Inglis – The Ultimate Competitor

ADS 0028: Hugo Inglis – The Ultimate Competitor    Playing sport on the world stage requires a huge work ethic, incredible skill, and a dogged...

Introducing the modern-day Youth Sports Coach

To an untrained eye the understated work of today’s youth sports coach belies the calibre of the person required to do a successful job....

The Natural, The Thinker and The Hustler

Have you ever wondered why some athletes appear to engage much more in certain types of exercise and activities than others? Consider an athlete...

Girls are far more at risk of injury than boys. Here’s...

Did you know: Girls Are 6 Times More Likely to Get Injured Than Boys? Participation in youth sport has increased dramatically in recent years, with...

Goal setting. Are you doing it right?

Setting goals is easy. All you need to do is to decide what it is you really want and write it down. The hard...

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...

The Plus, Equals and Minus Approach to Learning

Etched into the walls at AUT Millennium is #bethebestyoucanbe It’s what we strive for with every athlete we work with. But what does it mean? Pursue Growth...

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EP 32 – Matt Scorringe – Professional Surfing, Coaching Kids, and...

Matt Scorringe first represented New Zealand in Surfing in Bali at the age of 14. He went on to represent New Zealand in his...

7 ‘Dripping Faucets’ to Consider in Youth Sport

The Dripping Faucet Kids learn a lot about how to act in the world from what we say and how we are saying it. They...

EP 31 – Jeff Moreno , Ph.D. – Opportunity, Choice, and...

My guest on the show today is Dr. Jeff Moreno, a true movement enthusiast and one of the most interesting guys I know when...

EP 30 – Kevin Senio – Developing Discipline, Parental Pressure, and...

My guest on the show today grew up in West Auckland watching action movies and playing footy on the front lawn with his brothers....

Simplified Nutrition: Tips to Optimise Your Diet

“The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation”. You see it in the maths classroom – first addition, then multiplication,...