Athlete Development

Athlete Development

More On The Gap: Navigating Puberty in Sport

The years of puberty are rough. A young athlete goes through an accelerated growth while transitioning from child to young adult that makes navigating sport...

EP 36 – Adam Price, Ph.D. – The Unmotivated Teenage Boy...

“The child is running the race, but it’s the parent’s job to make sure they stay on the track.” Today on the show I’m chatting...

Summer training: How to stay on track & keep improving

Now that school’s out and the summer holidays are here it can be easy to get distracted from working towards your sporting goals. Therefore,...

The Voice Inside Your Head

You will face challenges, set-backs and criticism in your sporting journey every day. Ultimately, your success will depend on how you think to overcome...

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...

The Plus, Equals and Minus Approach to Learning

Etched into the walls at AUT Millennium is #bethebestyoucanbe It’s what we strive for with every athlete we work with. But what does it mean? Pursue Growth...

Ep 78- Sophie Devine – Passion, purpose and playing cricket for...

"If you focus on what’s important to you and your standards, then that's really the only thing that should matter... finding your own path...

EP 50 – Nathan Parnham – Coaching Kids in the Gym

My guest on the show today is Nathan Parnham (@nathan_parnham). Nathan is the conditioning and rehabilitation coach and the head of athletic development at...

Part 3. Goal setting makes all the difference

For a long time I thought the idea of goal setting was a waste of time - a tedious task that stands in the...

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...

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Debunking a common myth: Youth weight training

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...