In this Ask the Expert interview, we speak with Swansea City Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach and Director of Athletic Development Wales – Olie Trotman! 1)What has led you into youth sport? I think the fact that I enjoyed playing a variety of sports whilst growing up taught me how impactful youth sport can be. […]Read More Ask the Expert: Olie Trotman (Swansea City Academy & Athletic Development Wales)
Des Ryan is the Head of Sport Medicine and Athletic Development at Arsenal FC Academy. He has a wealth of experience in developing youth athletes for the rigours of senior level elite sport in both football and rugby. We are sure this interview will prove valuable for anyone involved in coaching young athletes.Read More Ask the Expert – Des Ryan (Arsenal FC Academy)
Sport is an incredible tool. Some athletes may grow in self esteem and confidence because of it. Some athletes may learn valuable health and fitness lessons from it. Many will make life-long friendships because of it. And some athletes may be lucky enough to make a fulltime career out of it. So just what’s wrong […]Read More What is the real problem with grassroots sport?
Dr Jeff Cullen is has been heavily involved in providing medical support in rugby for many years, both at a local and international level. He also recently contributed to an article on Concussion management on the British Journal of Sports Medicine Blog. I was privileged to work alongside him in this years Scotland U16 and U17 […]Read More Ask the Expert: Dr Jeff Cullen (Scottish Rugby)
In the Athlete Archive, we did into her beginnings as a youth athlete to draw out some great lessons for coaches and athletes …Read More The Athlete Archive: Jess Grimson (England Beach Volleyball)