Athlete Development

Athlete Development

EP 46 – Braden Currie – Hard Work, Developing Confidence, and...

My guest on the show today describes himself as “a self-motivated person, living in one of the world’s most amazing place, doing what I...

Balance: How to Jump Higher and Run Faster

In sport, athletic prowess matters. Subject to equal levels of skill, the fitter, faster, stronger athlete most often prevails. But it’s not only in...

Deliberate practise: vital to your success as an athlete

Even now I remember the intense pain that shot through my left foot as I whacked my toe hard into the top of the...

EP 16 – Vern Gambetta – Functional Movement and the Essential...

Instead of typical gym routines that isolate individual muscles – like biceps curls, knee extensions, and bench press – functional training favours exercises that...

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...

The Youth Sports Coach and the Parent: Same Job, Different Context

The outcomes we hope for in our coaching are the very same outcomes we hope for as a parent. Specifically, a young person who...

Surviving the Gap: Navigating Puberty in Sport

Beware of the gap. It’s a challenging time for you - physically and psychologically. Some of your friends will be experiencing it already, some not...

The Short Game

The Short Game, released in 2013, documents the lives of a group of young golfers and their chase towards World Championships glory....

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...

The Individual Performance Plan

Reaching your potential requires clarity. A clear vision of where you want to go and how you're going to make it happen. The individual performance plan...

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There are these common generational myths that have been passed down to us and it would be fair to say that we really don’t...

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...