It’s not you, it’s Gordon Ramsay…

Imagine you are dining in a nice Michelin Star restaurant. You enjoy a delicious starter, followed by a great main course and a decadent dessert. You have had a fantastic experience and your tastebuds have been sent into overdrive. It’s a brilliant experience and you’ve thoroughly enjoyed yourself. You thank the chef and the service […]

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Ask the Expert: Peter Gardiner (Sportif Judo)

Peter Gardiner is the Founder and Director of Coaching at Sportif Judo. He has previously held positions as the National Coach for Denmark and India, Director of Coaching for Judo Scotland and Director of Development for British Judo. He has been a professional judo coach and coach educator all his life and lectures on coach […]

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Ask the Expert: Olie Trotman (Swansea City Academy & Athletic Development Wales)

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. […]

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Ask the Expert – Des Ryan (Arsenal FC Academy)

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.

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What is the real problem with grassroots sport?

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 […]

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Ask the Expert: Dr Jeff Cullen (Scottish Rugby)

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 […]

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The Athlete Archive: Jess Grimson (England Beach Volleyball)

In the Athlete Archive, we did into her beginnings as a youth athlete to draw out some great lessons for coaches and athletes …

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