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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Ask the Expert: John Radnor (Cardiff Met University)

John Radnor is a Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He leads the provision of S&C for the Welsh Rowing Squad, predominantly working with the GB Start Athletes. John is also in the final stages of completing his PhD in Paediatric Exercise Science. John will be presenting on “Implementing LTAD models in Youth Sport” at the upcoming UKSCA seminar in London on March 6th! 1)What has led you into youth sport? My […]

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11 Reasons kids play sport (245 Raising the Bar Podcast)

In Episode 2 of the 245 – Raising the Bar Podcast produced by NYFA, I sat down with Gabriel Ekbeck, Owen Southgate, Karl Lundén and Helder Brito to discuss present and the top 11 reasons kids play sports, a list based on a research made by Amanda J. Visek, PhD, available here. You can listen […]

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Ask the Expert: Brett Klika (SPIDERFit Kids)

Brett Klika, is the founder of SPIDERfit Kids and is regarded as an international expert in the field of inspiring kids to be active for life. He has teamed up with previous “Ask the Expert” guest, Shane Fitzgibbon to host a Certified Youth Physical Literacy Specialist training in Galway, Ireland on May 18th and 19th. You can find out more about this […]

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Try before you buy…

I was chatting with one of my S&C colleagues, Uti Ousselam the other day. One of the things we were discussing was how people often think that buying a certain new piece of equipment or software would make a dramatic improvement to the quality or results of their training program. Often the failure to get […]

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245 Raising the Bar Podcast

On my first trip to Sweden to visit NYFA, we sat down to record a few episodes on their brand new podcast “245 – Raising the Bar“. In this episode, I sat down with Gabriel Ekbeck to discuss: My role within Scottish Rugby What Athletic Evolution is all about The paradox of resources and coaching […]

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Ask the Expert: Ben Haining (Reed’s School)

Graduating from Loughborough University in 2001, Ben taught PE in Secondary Education before moving into professional cricket as Head of Strength and Conditioning at Sussex County Cricket Club. Ben’s was also a consultant to the England U19 Cricket team in preparation for the U19 World Cup. In 2004, Ben was Assistant Basketball Coach at the […]

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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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