Athlete Development

Athlete Development

Why the youth athlete is much more vulnerable to injury

Over half of school age children participate in at least 3 hours of organised sport each week. For many young athletes it is considerably more....

8 essential ingredients to getting faster

Speed is one of the most sought after attributes in sport today. Not only does it hugely benefit your own performance, it’s often associated...

Why every young athlete should train less and play more

When I reflect on my fondest sporting memories of my childhood, not one involved organised trainings or games I participated in. Instead, my best times...

Why the shoulder is so vulnerable to injury and how to...

It’s been bugging you for a while now. There’s a dull ache in your shoulder and the more you play the sorer it gets. Resting up...

What does it really mean for my game? Please take note...

Netball is more physically demanding and competitive than ever before. And the best teams play the game at pace. Strength is a fundamental component of speed. Basically,...

Creating Environment: How can Coaches learn from the All Blacks?

“If you play for something bigger than yourself you play a bigger game.” The All Blacks are one of the most successful sporting teams on...

EP 10 – Dr Sean Cumming

Kia Ora people, and thanks so much for tuning in to the Athlete Development Show…. a show all about the youth athlete, and their...

Difference between good and great

Recently I attended the sports awards dinner for a local high school. I missed another that same night, and will be heading along to...

Ep1 – Welcome to The Athlete Development Show

Hello listeners… and thank you for tuning in to the first episode of the athlete development show. My name is Craig Harrison and I’ll...

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The Role of Teamwork in Youth Sport

The value of teamwork in sport is clear. Mike Krzyzewski, the men’s basketball coach at Duke University, led his team to five NCAA championships. He’s...