Dr Sean Cumming (Bath University): An idiot’s guide to Growth, Maturation and Biobanding

Dr Sean Cumming is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Bath, as well as a consultant for the Premier League, Football Association, Lawn Tennis Association and Bath Rugby.  In this podcast Sean discusses: The differences between Growth, Maturation, PHV PWV. How these differ between males and females. The effect […]

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Matt Goodman (Active Future): Fortnite and Freeplay

Matt Goodman is the Group Managing Director at Active Future, as well as a PhD candidate by publication at Northumbria University. In this podcast Matt discusses: How longevity is his main score of success. The unexpected success of “Fortnite” style activity classes in terms of uptake and individual activity. The decline of ability for free […]

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John Scriven (Jersey Sport Foundation): Talent Development

John Scriven is the Head of Services at the Jersey Sport Foundation. In this podcast, he discusses: His frustration in athletics forming the foundation for a curiosity in coaching.  His long list of coaching influences.  A brief overview of Russian talent development systems in the communist era.  The journey of creating and establishing a talent support […]

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Steve Curnyn (Hibernian FC Academy): Creating Ownership

In this episode of the Athletic Evolution Podcast Steve Curnyn, Head of Academy Football Medicine and Science at Hibernian FC discusses: His journey into coaching, including his 5 minutes of fame! Why ownership is the ultimate success in a youth physical development program. Why bringing the energy or being the “magic man” is so important. […]

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Simon Brundish (StrengthLab): Physical Literacy for Superheroes,

In this episode Simon Brundish founder of StrengthLab and the renowned Superheroes physical literacy program discusses: How many coaches have come from a PE teaching background. His unique purpose for coaching kids The problems with modern day PE curriculum How he came to create the Superheroes program and it’s success in both schools and sports […]

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Andy Bruce – Implementing Strength & Conditioning in an Independent School

In this episode Andy Bruce discusses: His unusual journey to becoming a Youth Strength & Conditioning Coach What “success” looks like to him as a Youth coach The challenges of implementing S&C in an independent school setting A new app he is involved in developing to help monitor the various activities of school pupils His […]

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Sam Guy & Rob Smaldon: Running a successful youth coaching business

In this episode Sam Guy and Rob Smaldon, Founders of Cornwall High Performance (CHP) discuss: Their varied sporting backgrounds. How Cornwall High Performance began. The challenges they face coaching youth athletes. The autonomy of running your own business vs being an employed coach. Advice for those running a youth coaching business. You can listen to […]

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Grant Mcleod: Creating a common coaching language

In this episode Grant Mcleod, Head of Performance Projects at Buriram United FDP discusses: The challenges of coaching in a foreign language and culture in Thailand. Creating a common coaching vocabulary and syllabus. Using small sided games to develop technical skill and conditioning. Why different age groups require specialist coaches. You can listen to the […]

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Shane Fitzgibbon: 6 x World Champion in Tae Kwon Do

In this episode Shane discusses: The influences behind his entry into Martial Arts. His dual career in Martial Arts Instructing and Strength & Conditioning Coaching. His “Why” for coaching kids in particular, with one of the best coaches a compliment can receive! The 4 chores he makes all his students/clients complete. Why “3rd party power” […]

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Fergus Pringle: From South Africa to Edinburgh Rugby

From South Africa to Edinburgh Rugby with the Watsonians Super 6 Head Coach and former Romania Under 20’s Coach and East Lothian Development Officer… *This podcast was originally recorded in January 2018* In this episode Fergus discusses: Growing up in South Africa playing cricket, rugby, squash and hockey How he got into coaching as a […]

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