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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.

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...

EP 64 – Jo Kember – Developing Movement Skill in Primary...

Today on the show I’m joined by Jo Kember, the Leader of Learning at Whangaparaoa School, on the peninsula 30 minutes north of Auckland....

The thing about feedback

We could express our approval for someone or something and acknowledge success. Or, we could state something to be true, something already there inside,...

Optimising the output?

Thousands of years ago, the Ancient Greeks incorporated competitive sport as a central part of their culture. Over time, it became increasingly organised and regulated....

The Story of Culture

The school team. The club team. The courts down the street. The private academy. Every environment comes with a story. A story of the beliefs and behaviours of...

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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...

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...

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...

Ep 77- Rick Howard – Professor and Expert Youth Fitness Coach

"I have a kid who could be a pretty good athlete, but if he gets a 97 on a test, his parents ride him...

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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