Book Review: The Art of Learning

The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance Author: Josh Waitzkin Topic: Skill Acquisition, Learning, Coaching, Psychology Appropriate for: Anyone interested in learning or helping those who learn! Overall rating: 4/5 Overview: I was given this book for Christmas 2017 (last year) and finally got round to reading it this Christmas (2018)! Much […]

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Ask the Expert: Adam Mattiussi (The Royal Ballet Company)

Adam Mattiussi is part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team as a Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Coach to The Royal Ballet. Over this time Adam’s position has adapted as two years were spent in a split role between The Royal Ballet Company and The Royal Ballet School. Adam is now full time at The Royal Ballet […]

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5 of the best from 2018

2018 was a big year for Athletic Evolution! We reached 50,000 views and had many fantastic contributions from multiple experts from around the globe! So we thought it appropriate to celebrate the end of the year by reviewing out top 5 most viewed articles of 2018!!! 1.Ask the Expert – Des Ryan (Arsenal FC) 2,572 […]

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How to actually get a job in coaching (Part 2)

So you’ve read Part 1 of “How to actually get a job in coaching“. You’ve answered the self-reflection questions and you’ve got a better understanding of the road not travelled, as well as a better understanding of your own motivations for coaching. Now we will dig into the 4 areas you need to master in […]

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Ask the Expert: Dr Rajeev McCrea-Routray (Grange Cricket Academy)

Dr. Rajeev McCrea-Routray is the medical lead for the Grange Cricket Academy. His work ranges from youth development to high performance environments in a multitude of settings including professional football where he is team doctor at Heart of Midlothian Football Club. Raj also works in professional boxing and disability sport and has a special interest in […]

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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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