Athlete Development

Athlete Development

Structure without control

Structure is the arrangement of the parts of something complex. It's found in nature, architecture, meaningful relationships, and an enriched learning environment. We need structure. It provides...

Free and efficient

For over 10 years, we've been helping young athletes to move better. It's what our academy programme is all about. But what really is skilled movement? Well, this is how...

The evolution of injury

From our very first breath, we are designed to move. On a quest to satisfy fundamental needs, we learn to roll, crawl, stand and, eventually,...

The law of gravity

On earth, gravity gives weight to our body, constantly pulling us down. Yet in many sports, success depends on overcoming it. We can fight against it,...

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...

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...

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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...