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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The 3 biggest mistakes coaches make in Athletic Development (Part 1)

I’ve been involved in youth athletic development for over 10 years now across a variety of sports and contexts. Unfortunately, I regularly see the same mistakes appear in athletic development programs for young athletes… 1. Going sport-specific too soon I see this one quite a lot. A coach or parent often requests a “sport-specific” training […]

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Ask the Expert: Katie Richards (British Gymnastics)

Katie is a former Senior Sport Psychology & Coaching Science Lecturer at St Mary’s University, and has been a leading figure within the GBR gymnastics scene for several years, offering sport psychology support to a number of clubs and coaches. Additionally she works for British Gymnastics, as the Coach Education Development Manager, as well as […]

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Gymnastics Conditioning for Sport Coaches Workshop!

After the success of our “Strength & Conditioning for Youth Athletes” and “Animal Flow for Sport Coaches” workshops, we are delighted to announce our next workshop in conjunction with Edinburgh Leisure: “How to utilise gymnastic conditioning in your training sessions“, taking place on from 7-9pm on Sunday, March 31st at Ainslie Park Leisure Centre for […]

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Ask the Expert: Howard Green (Bolton Arena Tennis Academy – Head of S&C)

Howard has been the Head of Strength and Conditioning (S&C) at USN Bolton Arena High Performance Tennis Academy for nine years. He’s experienced at preparing professional and junior players at WTA, ATP, ITF and Tennis Europe levels – most notably working with two world number one athletes, Ana Ivanovic and Laura Massaro (squash). He is […]

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RacketEdge Conference Review

On Saturday 2nd February, I woke at the crack of dawn to make the 3 hour drive south to Bolton Tennis Arena for the RacketEdge Conference 2019. I’m pleased to say it was a worthwhile trip! Now you might think it’s strange that an S&C coach working primarily in rugby went down to a conference […]

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