Athlete Development

Athlete Development

What is success? Really.

Self-doubt is debilitating. Every young athlete experiences it, some much more than others. Unfortunately, by way of environmental design, we (i.e., the adults involved) encourage...

The Youth Sports Coach and the Parent: Same Job, Different Context

The outcomes we hope for in our coaching are the very same outcomes we hope for as a parent. Specifically, a young person who...

EP 47 – Warrick Wood – Self-Determinations Theory and the Winter...

“It’s not about winning, it’s about pursuing something, it’s about working hard and mastering your craft.”   My guest on the show is Warrick Wood (@warrickwood)....

How To Train Balance – Video

Tag is a game for all ages - it never gets old. And when you add simple rules to stress a particular component of...

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...

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...

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My guest on the show today is a legend in New Zealand sport, Rob Waddell. Rob is a 3-time Olympic Games rower, a yachtsman,...

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My guest on the show today is James Baker. James is an Accredited Strength & Conditioning Coach with the UK Strength & Conditioning Association...

EP 55 – Shane Pill – Accidental Academia and the Games...

My guest on the show today is Dr Shane Pill. Shane is an Associate Professor in Education at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia....

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EP 53 – Doug Gleddie and Lauren Sulz – Play, School...

It’s a pleasure to introduce two guests on the show today. The first, is Dr Doug Gleddie (@doug_gleddie), Associate Professor of Elementary Physical Education at...