Athlete Development

Athlete Development

How To Train Balance – Video

Tag is a game for all ages - it never gets old. And when you add simple rules to stress a particular component of...

EP 37 – Eddie Kohlhase, MNZM – Humility, The Art of...

“What I’ve learnt as a parent, and as a coach, is that my role is to teach them to work it out. Because I’m...

Strength Training: safe & essential for young athletes

To most people the 'squat' is an exercise performed in a gym. Think again. It’s one of seven foundation movement skills used by athletes...

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...

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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...

What is youth sport for?

I recently asked this question to a group of school coaches from various sports in a professional development workshop I facilitated. Here’s what they came...

Flip the narrative

Tuesday and Thursday night practice is a time for improvement. A time to focus on what's not so good in our bag of tricks. To...