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EP 19 – Fiona Mather – What we can learn from...

ADS 0019: Fiona Mather – What we can learn from the horse racing industry My guest of the show today is Fiona Mather (@FifiMather). Fiona...

Part 3. Goal setting makes all the difference

For a long time I thought the idea of goal setting was a waste of time - a tedious task that stands in the...

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...

Athlete Development’s Top 10 Posts

1. 8 Essential Ingredients to Getting Faster Our top post of 2016. Speed is one of the most sought after attributes in sport today. Check...

Sacrifice vs. Choice

To sacrifice is to give something up for the sake of something else. However, the word comes with negative connotations. “That pizza all my friends...

EP 12 – Vince Minjares

Today I’m talking with Vincent Minjares. He’s a youth basketball coach, as well as a PhD student at AUT University investigating athlete learning and...

Why every young athlete should learn how to dance

The other night I watched these guys killing it on the TV show ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. I was blown away by their athleticism. Their footwork on...

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,...

What are you afraid of?

Throughout most of our lives, we respond to our fears by placing them into the category of “I’m afraid of”, “I’m afraid of using...

The Bright Lights of Winning

There's no denying it. Today, so much of success is measured on winning and so it’s become the focus, chased down at all costs. But...

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EP 20 – Martin Toms – It’s Not About You but...

My guest on the show today believes that the what we experience as a child and the people we hang out the most has...

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...

EP 19 – Fiona Mather – What we can learn from...

ADS 0019: Fiona Mather – What we can learn from the horse racing industry My guest of the show today is Fiona Mather (@FifiMather). Fiona...

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 18 – John O’Sullivan

Three and a half years ago my guest on today’s show wrote an article online called “More important than talent”. It struck a chord,...