Athlete Development

Athlete Development

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,...

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...

Learning About Movement: The Squat

Previously I’ve introduced the concept of fundamental movement skills as a critical cog in the athlete development wheel. The requirements of physical sports performance are unpinned...

10 quotes every athlete should live by

Planning is so crucial for the modern athlete. Athletes must juggle ever-increasing training and competition schedules, academic and social stresses at school and...

EP 63 – Will Roberts and Danny Newcombe – Physical Literacy,...

Today on the show I’m joined by Will Roberts (@w_roberts6) and Danny Newcombe (@dannynewcombe). Will and Danny spend considerable time thinking about how best...

Ep 79: Paudie Roche – The Arsenal Way

"We're looking at long-term athlete development, and that requires a lot of patience, coaching and structure to the programme where performance isn't the end...

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...

EP 64 – Jo Kember – Developing Movement Skill in Primary...

Today on the show I’m joined by Jo Kember, the Leader of Learning at Whangaparaoa School, on the peninsula 30 minutes north of Auckland....

Forget Running. Play More Games.

Aerobic fitness is crucial for team sport players. It helps you produce ‘game-defining’ high-intensity efforts, and to sustain these efforts for the duration of...

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...

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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...

Ep 79: Paudie Roche – The Arsenal Way

"We're looking at long-term athlete development, and that requires a lot of patience, coaching and structure to the programme where performance isn't the end...