Athlete Development

Athlete Development

6 Active Listening Techniques for a Coach or Parent

I’ve been lucky enough to interview many of New Zealand’s best athletes, both on the Athlete Development Show, and in the halls of AUT...

Listen and Learn: The power of knowing your athlete

In episode 27 of the Athlete Development Show, I spoke with Mystics and Silver Ferns defender Michaela Sokolich-Beatson. On the show, I asked Michaela...

The importance of connection

Best I can tell, we all have difficulties in life. Difficulties as in: I let a goal in....

The Story of Culture

The school team. The club team. The courts down the street. The private academy. Every environment comes with a story. A story of the beliefs and behaviours of...

The Adjustable Basketball Hoop: How It Changed the Game for Young...

The home basketball hoop used to come standard. A rim, permanently bolted to a wall overhanging the driveway where anyone interested could play. However, the...

EP7 – Meikayla Moore – Goal setting, Injuries, and Playing Football...

Today I have the pleasure of welcoming my very first athlete to the Show. At only 20 years of age, Meikayla Moore (@MeikaylaMoore) is one...

Stop Checking Facebook Before Bed.

Sleep. How important is it? Are you getting enough and is it good quality?  Do you schedule it into your weekly training plan? Most youth...

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...

Introducing the modern-day Youth Sports Coach

To an untrained eye the understated work of today’s youth sports coach belies the calibre of the person required to do a successful job....

3 Tips for your Athletes

Find Positive Influences It’s pretty hard to be successful on your own. It would be almost impossible to find a successful athlete who doesn’t have...

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Ep 77- Rick Howard – Professor and Expert Youth Fitness Coach

"I have a kid who could be a pretty good athlete, but if he gets a 97 on a test, his parents ride him...

Where do we find range?

Wherever you look, the world is becoming more specialised. Education. Business. And sport… where specific environments are being prioritised at younger and younger ages to...

EP 76- Peter Verdin – Movement Engineering

"Relationships are the biggest thing for me. Building relationships and rapport with students is going to create a much more joyful experience for them...

Range

I’d like you to do something for me. Take a jump to the left, and then a step to the right, put your hands on...

Beneath the surface

A great vegetable garden requires regular attention. But when your plants just don’t seem to thrive, no matter how much attending, pruning and fertilising you...