Athlete Development

Athlete Development

How can you build psychological safety?

When it comes to pursuing excellence, moving from where we are now to a place that is more effective, how we behave is what...

Supplements & Youth Sport: An introduction

Sport is more competitive than ever before at school level, I certainly don’t need to convince you that, which is leading to athletes doing...

Let the games begin

To meet the high-intensity demands of a competitive match, while at the same time withstanding fatigue, two things need to happen. First, your heart needs...

EP 16 – Vern Gambetta – Functional Movement and the Essential...

Instead of typical gym routines that isolate individual muscles – like biceps curls, knee extensions, and bench press – functional training favours exercises that...

The Most Effective Use of Talent

How we behave depends on what is important to us. When our goal is winning the U15 league this season, we pick the bigger, faster...

Your development as an athlete starts here – 4 areas to...

The best athletes I know have a deep awareness of themselves. They’re realistic of their own abilities, they understand their strengths and weaknesses, they...

EP 68 – Nick Levett– Becoming a More Aware Youth Coach

“As coaches, what we do is create environments that draw people’s attention to the things they need to consider, that will help them be...

The Mystique of the Mushroom

The mushroom is the fruiting body of a fungus. A fungus that grows underground and works like a root system, spending considerable time establishing...

Creative People

By nature, creative people: View the world uniquely; Have a wider range of emotions; Make connections between one thing and another in ways that...

EP 48 – Paul Tupou-Vea – Leadership and Wellbeing for Youth

“It’s about becoming a young person who’s aware of themselves and the world and starting to think about what they do with that.” My guest...

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There are these common generational myths that have been passed down to us and it would be fair to say that we really don’t...

AD Alumni: Anna Steven

We're shining the spotlight on some of Athlete Development's alumni who are doing great things in their chosen sport. Meet sprinter Anna Steven, who...

Preparing for school and club sport

Now that school and club sports teams trainings and games are gearing up again, what can your young athletes do to better prepare for...

Pat Chat: Sleep enhancement for youth athletes

In the second of our three-part series,  AD Academy Programme Manager and Lead Coach Patrick Davenport focuses on the importance of sleep for the...

How can you build psychological safety?

When it comes to pursuing excellence, moving from where we are now to a place that is more effective, how we behave is what...