Athlete Development

Athlete Development

The Holistic Approach

No longer is developing the technical and tactical skills of the athlete enough. Now, developing the physical, cognitive, social and emotional skills of the person...

The pursuit of prevention

The anterior cruciate ligament tracks deep within our knee joint. It attaches to a notch on the bottom of the femur and runs to...

EP 67 – José Figueira – Head Coach of the New...

Today on the show I’m joined by José Figueira. José is currently the head coach and director of football at Team Wellington FC, where in...

Free Soloing

Alex Honnold is a world renowned rock climber. In 2017, he scaled the nearly 3,000-foot granite wall known as El Capitan, in Yosemite National Park, California. It...

Stress less

Stress is the strain we feel before, during and after demanding circumstances. It's the microtrauma caused by all of the running, jumping and throwing we...

EP 66 – Greg Nicol – Talent Development in New Zealand...

Today on the show I’m joined by Greg Nicol. Greg has been the Athlete Pathway Manager for Hockey New Zealand for the past 12 years,...

EP 65 – Dave Wright – Insights from Coaching Youth Football...

Today on the show I’m joined by Dave Wright (@davewright07). Dave is a football coach with 17 years’ of experience in England, Australia and New...

Age – only a number?

Suppose the opening bowler chargers in and releases the ball towards off stump at 100 km/hr-1. The batter swings the bat and cuts the ball...

Ready, willing and stable

Infancy is marked by the search for balance. After thousands of movement iterations, a young child finds a stable, upright position and takes her first step. But...

Think about thinking

When the ball goes in, we focus on what the athlete did to make it so. How fast she ran to make the break, how...

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ADS 074: Dan Exeter – Early specialisation, the modern day sports parent, and formalising informality. On the show today, I chat with Sport and...

Motivation matters

Reaching elite performance takes time. Years, in fact. Such time, while diffused with the satisfaction of improvement in skill and application, also comes with an...

Push play

Give a kid a skateboard, step back, and watch what happens. Very quickly they recognise the opportunity to play. To see what happens when they lean...

Ep 73- Dougal Allan- Dreaming big, the art of reflection, and...

“I think I learnt from quite a young age that I was able to really become more reflective and make more sense of the...

Beware the leaky bucket

The quickest way to fill your bucket of potential is to dump as much water as possible into the top. To find any old...