Athlete Development

Athlete Development

Barriers to your athlete’s A game

Every sport has unique movement demands. Take basketball, for example. Here is a list of the physical skills required to play the game: Jump Sprint ...

EP 62 – Richie Patterson – Where Strength Comes from

"The excitement I get as coach far exceeds what I get as an athlete. To help others push their boundaries and overcome obstacles is...

How winning gets in the way of development

Sporting success relies on three important qualities. The first is speed of implementation. In the heat of the battle, acting quickly, almost without thinking, can...

Ego vs task

How we perceive our environment makes a huge difference to how we learn and strive in the world. Take persistence, for example. An essential characteristic...

The Spice of Life

For so long we’ve been told that to get better you need to train hard. That the one who turns up every day and...

EP 61 – Todd Beane – The TOVO Approach to Maximising...

Todd Beane (@_ToddBeane) is Founder of TOVO, an educational approach dedicated to improving the cognition, competence and character of young footballers. TOVO runs a...

Circumstance, consistency and creativity: Problem solving to succeed

The Piwakawaka is one of New Zealand’s best known birds. Popular because of its distinctive fanned tail and loud song or perhaps because it’s...

EP 60 – Jeremy Frisch – Promoting Freedom of Movement and...

Jeremy Frisch (@JeremyFrisch) is the owner and director of Achieve Performance Training in Clinton, Massachusetts in the US. Here he works with a range...

EP 59 – Simon Brundish – Move Like a Superhero

ADS 059: Simon Brundish – Move Like a Superhero    My guest on the show today is Simon Brundish (@SimonBrundish). Simon is the founder of...

An important question for every sports parent

A generation ago, parents believed that development occurred naturally. As long as the basic needs of love, play and security were met, they had...

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EP 69 – Amanda Stanec – Finding Joy in Physical Activity...

“Movement is truly the vehicle to teach the principles, to engage with others in joyful ways, to then problem solve and transfer that to...

Don’t sleep on sleep

Sleep is an essential nutrient of life. Such is its importance, an increasing body of evidence now links poor sleep to chronic disease, including obesity,...

EP 68 – Nick Levett– Becoming a More Aware Youth Coach

“As coaches, what we do is create environments that draw people’s attention to the things they need to consider, that will help them be...

Creative People

By nature, creative people: View the world uniquely; Have a wider range of emotions; Make connections between one thing and another in ways that...

The Most Effective Use of Talent

How we behave depends on what is important to us. When our goal is winning the U15 league this season, we pick the bigger, faster...