Athlete Development

Athlete Development

3 questions parents must ask when choosing their child’s development programme.

What does the programme curriculum look like? Sport, like anything in life, requires you to be good at a number of different things to...

Why every young athlete should learn how to dance

The other night I watched these guys killing it on the TV show ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. I was blown away by their athleticism. Their footwork on...

Winning vs Development

Win the game or develop my players? A fascinating question. There’s no escaping it. So much of success is measured on winning. And so it becomes...

The Voice Inside Your Head

You will face challenges, set-backs and criticism in your sporting journey every day. Ultimately, your success will depend on how you think to overcome...

Coach Advice: Make time or it won’t happen

In the hustle and bustle of life it’s easy to make promises and plans and then fail to follow through with them. Training gets...

How to help your child manage their busy sporting schedule

Recently I asked a bunch of our young athletes what the most difficult part of their day-to-day lives was. Their overwhelming response was “managing...

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...

Why goal setting CAN be pointless

Goal-setting is a popular practice. It’s used by coaches, teachers and physical education students to come up with things that they want to achieve...

Youth Athlete Injuries: Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention

The knee is the second most commonly injured joint in the body by youth athletes (just behind the ankle), but we spend more money...

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....

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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...