Athlete Development

Athlete Development

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...

7 ways to improve your coaching

I believe that coaching youth athletes is one of the highest impact and most rewarding things you can do. It’s your chance to make...

Balance: How to Jump Higher and Run Faster

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...

5 reasons why a notebook is a young athlete’s best friend

Note-taking is an excellent skill to master and allows you to monitor your performance and improve faster in your sport. However, visit any youth sport...

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...

How winning gets in the way of development

Sporting success relies on three important qualities. The first is speed of implementation. In the heat of the battle, acting quickly, almost without thinking, can...

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...

Think about thinking

When the ball goes in, we focus on what the athlete did to make it so. How fast she ran to make the break, how...

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,...

Deliberate practise: vital to your success as an athlete

Even now I remember the intense pain that shot through my left foot as I whacked my toe hard into the top of the...

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Ep 74 -Dan Exeter – Early specialisation, the modern day sports...

ADS 074: Dan Exeter – Early specialisation, the modern day sports parent, and formalising informality. On the show today, I chat with Sport and...

Motivation matters

Reaching elite performance takes time. Years, in fact. Such time, while diffused with the satisfaction of improvement in skill and application, also comes with an...

Push play

Give a kid a skateboard, step back, and watch what happens. Very quickly they recognise the opportunity to play. To see what happens when they lean...

Ep 73- Dougal Allan- Dreaming big, the art of reflection, and...

“I think I learnt from quite a young age that I was able to really become more reflective and make more sense of the...

Beware the leaky bucket

The quickest way to fill your bucket of potential is to dump as much water as possible into the top. To find any old...