Ask the Expert: Sam Guy and Rob Smaldon (Cornwall High Performance)

Sam Guy and Rob Smaldon are the founders of Cornwall High Performance, delivering the Child to Champion program, a fantastic LTAD program delivered to youth athletes. Their mission at CHP is to provide all aspiring athletes at any level, background, and age the opportunity to access the highest quality of physical development, so performance peaks […]

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Book Review: The ONE Thing

Title:The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results Author: Gary Keller and Jay Papasan Topic: Psychology, Habits and Routines Appropriate for: Anyone interested in improving! Overall rating: 5/5 – go out and get it now!!! Overview: David Cowan – a colleague of mine at the Borders and East Lothian Academy, gave me this […]

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Workshop Review: How to utilise gymnastic conditioning

On Sunday 31st March, Athletic Evolution and Edinburgh Leisure hosted a workshop led by 2018 Commonwealth Games Gymnast, Shannon Archer. This practical workshop focussed on how sport coaches could utilise gymnastic activities in their own sport coaching. Given the mistaken clash with Mother’s day, we had a great turnout of 25 attendees… The main inspiration […]

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Ask the Expert: Owen Southgate (NYFA Sweden)

Owen Southgate is the Founder and Coach Mentor Coordinator at NYFA Sweden, previously coaching for Queens Park Rangers FC, Ipswich Town FC and St Albans City, as well as a Tutor and Mentor for the Bedfordshire and Middlesex Football Association. 1)What has led you into youth sport? I have incredible memories through playing sport, so […]

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Ask the Expert: Craig Umenyi (Arsenal FC)

Craig Umenyi is an Academy Performance Nutritionist at Arsenal FC. He holds a Masters degree in Sport Nutrition from Liverpool John Moores University, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma from the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Prior to working with Arsenal, Craig worked for the Toronto Wolfpack Rugby League Team, Everton FC, as well as […]

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Ask the Expert: Alistair Murphy (Tennis Australia)

Alistair Murphy is the Lead Physical Performance Coach for Tennis Australia (Sydney Academy). He has a wealth of knowledge in developing youth tennis athletes. Within Tennis Australia, he is responsible for coordinating Physical Performance, Sports Science and Sports Medicine in Sydney; The Athlete Wellbeing Program; as well as the National Wheelchair/Intellectual Disability Tennis program. 1)What […]

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Ebook Launch! 50% OFF!

We are very pleased to announce the official launch of our new Ebook, “How to actually get a job in Strength & Conditioning: What your university isn’t teaching you.” It is now on Launch week discount at just £4.99, but only until Sunday 17th March ! Get your copy here! The 33 page Ebook covers: […]

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Ask the Expert: Dr Darren Britton (Solent University)

Darren is a lecturer in Sport Psychology at Solent University. Darren first graduated with a BSc (Hons) Psychology from Bournemouth University in 2011, before completing an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Brunel University in 2012. Darren then completed a PhD at Bournemouth University, investigating the role of stress reactivity in the development of […]

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The 3 biggest mistakes coaches make in Athletic Development (Part 2)

In the Part 1 of this series, we highlighted how going sport-specific too soon, chasing load too soon and lacking a long term view are common mistakes coaches make in Athletic Development across sporting contexts. In Part 2, we will suggest some coaching solutions to help you avoid these pitfalls! 1.Build a toolbox of varied […]

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Ask the Expert: Darren Drake (Athletic Performance Academy)

Darren has been a professional coach since 2000 and specialises in youth fitness and Tennis. He is the director of the Athletic Performance Academy (APA) which amongst other things has been providing Strength & Conditioning coaching to Gosling Tennis International High Performance Centre since 2005. In that time he has had the pleasure to work […]

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