Athlete Development

Athlete Development

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...

Less Hustle, More Precision: Why the Best Athletes Focus On Skill

There’s a deep-rooted belief in youth sport that training should leave you sore, red faced and out of breath. A belief that the fittest...

EP 35 – Nicolas Gill, Ph.D. – Coaching the All Blacks,...

“It’s not about how sore you become, or about how hard you’ve pushed yourself into a hole, it’s about the value you’ve added to...

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 44 – Tania Cassidy – Sport Pedagogy, Remaining Curious, and...

ADS 0044: Tania Cassidy, PhD –Sport Pedagogy, Remaining Curious, and Staying in Touch with Your Community My guest on the show today believes that...

Why the youth athlete is much more vulnerable to injury

Over half of school age children participate in at least 3 hours of organised sport each week. For many young athletes it is considerably more....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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In sport, athletic prowess matters. Subject to equal levels of skill, the fitter, faster, stronger athlete most often prevails. But it’s not only in...

EP 46 – Braden Currie – Hard Work, Developing Confidence, and...

My guest on the show today describes himself as “a self-motivated person, living in one of the world’s most amazing place, doing what I...

50 Questions Every Youth Athlete Should Ask Themselves

Asking good questions is an excellent way to assess your performance and become more in tune with what to focus on to get better. At...

More On The Gap: Navigating Puberty in Sport

The years of puberty are rough. A young athlete goes through an accelerated growth while transitioning from child to young adult that makes navigating sport...

EP 45 – John Lythe – Dealing with Failure, Monitoring Workload,...

My guest on the show today is a former sport scientist who now works with software tools and technology to help Strength and Conditioning...