Athlete Development

Athlete Development

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...

Less Hustle, More Precision: Why the Best Athletes Focus On Skill

There’s a deep-rooted belief in youth sport that training should leave you sore, red faced and out of breath. A belief that the fittest...

Why the shoulder is so vulnerable to injury and how to...

It’s been bugging you for a while now. There’s a dull ache in your shoulder and the more you play the sorer it gets. Resting up...

Why the youth athlete is much more vulnerable to injury

Over half of school age children participate in at least 3 hours of organised sport each week. For many young athletes it is considerably more....

5 things parents can do to help their kids get more...

This sign has been doing the rounds on social media for a little while now. It’s proven to be very popular with a lot...

7 Things Great Youth Coaches Get Right

Remember the backyard shooting games you played as a kid? ‘Around the World’, free throw shootouts, and one-on-one battles. When the ball was bouncing, it...

3 Things to Remember These Holidays to Help Make 2018 Your...

School’s done for another year (phew!). The sun’s out and there’s only a few more sleeps until Santa comes! Time to put your feet...

The Right Way to Achieve your Goals

Knowledge is power, right? Unfortunately, knowledge is only power when you know how to apply it. Because access to knowledge is easier than ever before...

EP 10 – Dr Sean Cumming

Kia Ora people, and thanks so much for tuning in to the Athlete Development Show…. a show all about the youth athlete, and their...

Ep1 – Welcome to The Athlete Development Show

Hello listeners… and thank you for tuning in to the first episode of the athlete development show. My name is Craig Harrison and I’ll...

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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...

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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...