Athlete Development

Athlete Development

Advice for all young athletes from the head coach of the...

I’ve known Helene Wilson for a while now. In 2016 I had the privilege of helping her integrate sports science into her Netball Northern Beko...

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...

EP 13 PART 1 – Sam McEntee

On the 18 August 2016, Sam McEntee stepped up to start in heat 1 of the 5000 meters at the Summer Olympics games. He...

7 Things Great Youth Coaches Get Right

Remember the backyard shooting games you played as a kid? ‘Around the World’, free throw shootouts, and one-on-one battles. When the ball was bouncing, it...

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...

5 Reasons Why Competition is Good (and bad) for your Child

What does the word ‘competition’ bring to mind? Is all competition a good thing? How do you distinguish between helpful competition and that which...

PODCAST: EP 11 – Dr Gregory Myer

My guest on the show this week is Grey Myer (@gregmyer11). Greg is Director of Research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre. He has published...

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...

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...

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,...

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EP 27 – Michaela Sokolich-Beatson – From Netball Hater to Star...

My guest on today’s show is an aspiring star of her game. Her name is Michaela Sokolich-Beatson and she’s a starting defender for the...

EP 26 – The Fat Professor, Grant Schofield – Nutrition for...

ADS 0026: The Fat Professor, Grant Schofield – Nutrition for Youth Athletes My guest on the show today believes that children thrive on a diet...

Surviving the Gap: Navigating Puberty in Sport

Beware of the gap. It’s a challenging time for you - physically and psychologically. Some of your friends will be experiencing it already, some not...

EP 25 – Mark Upton

My guest on the show today believes that learning is complex, and that to be your best, you need to explore, protect and embrace...

EP 24 – Adam Storey – Olympic Weightlifting, Super Rugby, and...

Dr Adam Storey (@agstorey) is the Sports Science Manager and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Blues Super Rugby Team. Adam and I have...