Athlete Development

Athlete Development

EP5 – David Cooper: Street Games, Physiotherapy and Preventing Injury

My guest on the show today is David Cooper. Dave is an experienced physiotherapist and spends his days treating weekend warriors to athletes at...

3 Things to avoid when signing your child up for sport

With so many sports and development programme on offer these days, it’s hard to know what’s right, and what’s not, for your child. Here...

EP4 – Dr Mark Fulcher: The ACC Sportsmart Warmup

My guest on the show today is Dr Mark Fulcher, a guy at the top of the game in sports medicine. Mark currently directs everything...

Forget Running. Play More Games.

Aerobic fitness is crucial for team sport players. It helps you produce ‘game-defining’ high-intensity efforts, and to sustain these efforts for the duration of...

Too Little Sleep and an Unhealthy Diet Increase Your Chances of...

There are some skills every young athlete can’t do without. Netballers, for instance, need to know how to catch. And pass. Rugby players on...

EP3 – Stevie Baxter: Cultural Diversity, Motivation, and the Impact of...

In this episode we cover the influence of culture working in such a diverse ethnic city such as Auckland. We chat about the importance of...

Ep 2 – Mike Stanley: Identifying Talent, School Academies, and the...

Today’s guest, Mike Stanley, has enjoyed a wide ranging career in sports, as an athlete, a coach, and an administrator. Mike was a member of...

What can we learn from Isaac Newton?

Sir Isaac Newton, widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time, complied three laws of motion. He used them 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...

Why Movement Skill is Essential for Children

One of my favourite Olympic events is the gymnastics. Why? I like the variation in apparatus. The rings, bars, vault, floor, the gymnast does...

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Does your game crumble under high pressure? Are you hard on yourself when you make a mistake? Are you quick to blame others when...

EP 15 – Ian McKeown, PhD – Coaching Essentials, Movement Development,...

Originally from a small town in Northern Ireland, my guest today now resides in sunny Adelaide, on the south coast of Australia. Dr Ian McKeown,...

Bone Growth and What Every Young Athlete Needs to Know to...

The benefits of participating in sport and physical activity are well known: you learn about team work and communication, how to commit to something...

EP 14 – Stacy Sims – Physiology of the Female Athlete,...

ADS 0014: Stacy Sims, PhD – Physiology of the Female Athlete, Menstruation, and Developing Confidence in Youth In an age when no topic appears taboo,...