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Dr. Craig Harrison

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Craig’s passion is helping athletes become the best that they can be. In February 2014, Craig completed his PhD, with a focus on athlete development, at AUT University and has lead Athlete Development since 2010. In that time he has seen the programme grow from strength to strength.

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...

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...

Jump in

Effective all around the court, Roger Federer is renowned for his exceptional footwork and apparent effortless movement. But where do these abilities come from? More tennis? In...

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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...

The Menstrual Cycle and How It Affects the Female Athlete

It’s well-known that sex differences between men and woman exist. Differences that affect your physiology. But what’s not so well known is how these differences...

5 Reasons Why Competition is Good (and bad) for your Child

What does the word ‘competition’ bring to mind? Is all competition a good thing? How do you distinguish between helpful competition and that which...

50 Questions Every Youth Athlete Should Ask Themselves

Asking good questions is an excellent way to assess your performance and become more in tune with what to focus on to get better. At...

Lessons from A Silver Fern

Guest Contribution: Anna Harrison - New Zealand Netballer. Another big year of Northern Mystics and New Zealand Silver Fern Netball commitments has come to an...

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