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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.

When esteem is tied to achievement

Our experiences determine how we see the world. What we value, think is right and wrong, and what we believe is best for the...

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...

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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...

New Year Honours: CEO Mike Stanley awarded CNZM

AUT Millennium CEO and New Zealand Olympic President, Mike Stanley, has today been awarded the Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit. The award...

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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