Athlete Development

Athlete Development

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...

Is being “busy” making you better?

It’s easy to fall into the busy trap. There’s no lack of exciting opportunities to fill our time. We love to say "yes" and rush...

3 Common Mistakes Youth Athletes Make

The key to pursuing excellence is to embrace a long-term learning process specific to your individual goals and needs. Unfortunately, the ease and safety...

Dear Coach, all that matters to you is the result.

All that matters to you is the result. You say that you care most about the intrinsic values sport offers, like fun, fair play, teamwork,...

Supplements & Youth Sport: An introduction

Sport is more competitive than ever before at school level, I certainly don’t need to convince you that, which is leading to athletes doing...

Do you want to jump higher? Here’s how.

Do you want to jump higher? Would a little more speed off the mark help your game? There are some things you shouldn’t compromise on...

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...

What Happens When You Lose?

It’s easy to put all of your time and energy into winning. It makes you feel good and provides great pleasure. However, here’s the thing:...

7 Steps to Creating a Training Programme That Works

We all want to get better at something. After all, self-improvement helps us perform better in the sports that we love. Learning new skills...

5 reasons why a notebook is a young athlete’s best friend

Note-taking is an excellent skill to master and allows you to monitor your performance and improve faster in your sport. However, visit any youth sport...

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In episode 27 of the Athlete Development Show, I spoke with Mystics and Silver Ferns defender Michaela Sokolich-Beatson. On the show, I asked Michaela...

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“It’s about becoming a young person who’s aware of themselves and the world and starting to think about what they do with that.” My guest...

The Bank of Confidence: What to Deposit for Sporting Success

Confidence is impossible to touch. Unlike speed, which can be easily measured, confidence is intangible. However, defined as one’s belief in their own abilities,...