Athlete Development

Athlete Development

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...

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 Menstrual Cycle and How It Affects the Female Athlete

It’s well-known that sex differences between men and woman exist. Differences that affect your physiology. But what’s not so well known is how these differences...

EP 21 – Sharon Kearney – Netball and Injury

The show today is about two things: netball, and netball injury. And when it comes to netball and injury, one person comes to mind....

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,...

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...

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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,...