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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...

EP 27 – Michaela Sokolich-Beatson – From Netball Hater to Star...

My guest on today’s show is an aspiring star of her game. Her name is Michaela Sokolich-Beatson and she’s a starting defender for the...

What You Need to Know About Playing Up in Youth Sport

On Friday night, after a presentation I gave in front of a room full of sporting parents, I was asked a question about optimising...

What is fitness?

One the most common questions a coach will ask us here at AD is “how can my athletes get fitter”? It’s a great question....

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...

3 essential physical skills for surfing

You love the ocean and the adrenaline-charged feeling of carving fresh lines down a wave. It makes you feel alive. Your joy of surfing began...

What is stress inoculation training?

On May 14, 1796, Edward Jenner took a small amount of fluid from a milkmaid's hand lesion and scratched it into the skin of...

Difference between good and great

Recently I attended the sports awards dinner for a local high school. I missed another that same night, and will be heading along to...

Why every young athlete should be strength training

It’s highly likely that your sport involves some kind of jumping. And everything that goes up must come down. Right?  When you land, high amounts of force...

Ego vs task

How we perceive our environment makes a huge difference to how we learn and strive in the world. Take persistence, for example. An essential characteristic...

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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...