How to actually get a job in coaching (Part 1)

I remember graduating from my Degree, wide eyed and naïve, thinking I would just walk into a fulltime role in sport. I had got a decent degree, a variety of experience and the UKSCA accreditation, so why wouldn’t I? Fast forward 7 years and I’m older, wiser and more importantly…I’ve got fulltime role coaching in […]

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Ask the Expert: Dr Kevin Till (Leeds Beckett University)

Kevin is a Professor in Athletic Development within the Sports Coaching group at Leeds Beckett University. Kevin has published over 120 international scientific peer-review publications over the last decade related to youth athletes, strength and conditioning, sport science and coaching. Kevin is also a UKSCA accredited strength and conditioning coach and has worked across multiple […]

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Book Review: The Edge

Title: The Edge: How the Best Get Better Author: Michael Heppell Topic: Psychology, Habits and Routines Appropriate for: Anyone interested in improving! Overall rating: 5/5 – go out and get it now!!! Overview: I’m not entirely sure how this book ended up in my collection, but it sat on the bookshelf for a while as […]

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Ask the Expert: Brendan Chaplin (Youth Strength & Conditioning Association)

Brendan Chaplin is a strength & conditioning coach, coach educator, entrepreneur and podcast host. He has over 12 years experience working with young people in a strength and conditioning capacity through national and regional roles with British Tennis, England Golf and many other teams and governing bodies. He is also the founder of the Youth […]

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Review: Animal Flow for Sport Coaches Seminar

On Wednesday 28th of November at Meggetland Sport Complex, in conjunction with Edinburgh Leisure, we hosted the “Animal Flow for Sport Coaches Seminar”. As someone who is always looking for new approaches to training, Animal Flow struck me as a useful alternative method of coaching mobility to athletes, hence why I had been enthusiastic to […]

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Ask the Expert: Steve Curnyn (Hibernian FC Academy)

Steve Curnyn is Head of Academy Football Medicine and Science at Hibernian FC Academy. He recently wrote a hugely popular guest post on growth and maturation in youth footballers , as well as how they monitor and adapt day to day training of academy players at Hibernian FC… 1)What has led you into youth sport? […]

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The Athlete Archive: Shannon Archer (2018 Commonwealth Games Gymnast)

    What was your sporting journey growing up and how were you introduced to the sport you chose? My older sister was a gymnast, and I used to go with my mum to pick her up and drop her off and I used to play around waiting for her, then when I was old […]

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Ask the Expert: Dr Sean Cumming (University of Bath)

Dr Sean Cumming is one of the most active researchers in the area of growth and maturation in the contexts of sport and exercise. He is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Bath and has worked in research and consultancy roles for a number of governing bodies and professional […]

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Athletic Evolution in Sweden!

I’ve just recently returned from a fact-finding mission to Sweden. This came about after being approached to become a consultant for the National Youth Football Association (NYFA), a new platform to positively affect youth sport via coach and player education in Sweden and beyond… I flew out from Edinburgh on Friday evening, arriving into Gothenburg […]

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Ask the Expert: Kelvin Giles (Movement Dynamics)

Kelvin Giles is a legend in Strength and Conditioning. A former UK National and Olympic Track and Field Coach, he spent 30 years in Australia’s High Performance Sport environment across organisations including the Australian Institute of Sport, Queensland Academy of Sport, the Canberra Raiders and the Brisbane Broncos. He also led the Australian Rugby Union […]

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