Athlete Development

Athlete Development

The Natural, The Thinker and The Hustler

Have you ever wondered why some athletes appear to engage much more in certain types of exercise and activities than others? Consider an athlete...

Love Sport and Science? 3 exciting career options you’ll be interested...

My final two years at secondary school were an exciting time in my life. I was having great success in my sport as a...

AD in the media: Challenge yourself to be the best you...

Achievement at Athlete Development looks a little different to common perceptions of the word. Being on time to academy for a whole month, performing...

3 steps to becoming elite

Over the past 10 weeks I’ve been helping 10 top athletes from a local school take the next step up to elite performance. We...

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...

Your development as an athlete starts here – 4 areas to...

The best athletes I know have a deep awareness of themselves. They’re realistic of their own abilities, they understand their strengths and weaknesses, they...

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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...