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Dr. Craig Harrison

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Craig’s passion is helping athletes become the best that they can be. In February 2014, Craig completed his PhD, with a focus on athlete development, at AUT University and has lead Athlete Development since 2010. In that time he has seen the programme grow from strength to strength.

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...

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,...

3 Things I Recently Learned About Talent

Last week we ran a conference on talent development. I opened the day by giving a short presentation on talent, and how it's effecting...

EP8 – Helene Wilson: Talent, Cooperation in team sport and where...

This episode I’m chatting with a greater thinker in the game of Netball, Helene Wilson, she is a coaching guru and has just taken...

Stop yelling from the sideline to go harder, and start teaching...

Have you ever had an athlete pull out of a maximal fitness test claiming they’re done, when clearly it’s just not the case? Have...

EP7 – Meikayla Moore – Goal setting, Injuries, and Playing Football...

Today I have the pleasure of welcoming my very first athlete to the Show. At only 20 years of age, Meikayla Moore (@MeikaylaMoore) is one...

5 Essential Ingredients to Better Sporting Performance

Your performance in competition is dependent on doing the right things in training. Here are 5 essential ingredients to consider. Ambition Where does your motivation...

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The Right Way to Achieve your Goals

Knowledge is power, right? Unfortunately, knowledge is only power when you know how to apply it. Because access to knowledge is easier than ever before...

How to Stop Your Emotions Affecting Your Game

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

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...

Lessons from A Silver Fern

Guest Contribution: Anna Harrison - New Zealand Netballer. Another big year of Northern Mystics and New Zealand Silver Fern Netball commitments has come to an...

3 Exercises for getting faster

Explosive athletes win games. Imagine the rugby player who tears through the gap to score a try in the last minute, or the footballer who...

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