Ask the Expert: Dr Emma Mosley (Solent University)

Dr Emma Mosley is a Lecturer in Sport Psychology in the Department of Sport Science and Performance at Solent University. Emma has a PhD in exploring psychophysiological reactions of athletes when performing under pressure. In addition to academic qualifications, Emma is in the final stages of her British Association for Sport and Exercise Science accreditation in […]

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Creating a culture: A case study

“Culture” seems to be a buzzword these days. From the All Blacks, Manchester United or the Chicago Bulls, coaches seem to be highly interested in what a “high performance” culture is, how one is created and how they can instil a culture in their squad. With this in mind, I thought I would offer a […]

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Ask the Expert: Dr Joe Eisenmann

 Dr. Joe Eisenmann is a diverse scholar-practitioner with 25 years of experience as a professor, researcher, sport scientist, coach educator, strength & conditioning coach, and youth sports coach. Currently, he is a consultant and serves as the Head of Sport Science for Volt Athletics, Perform-X Training Systems, Sports Performance Tracking GPS, and the National Strength […]

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Growth and Maturation in Academy Footballers (Guest Blog: Steve Curnyn – Hibernian FC Academy)

Steve Curnyn is Head of Academy Football Medicine and Science at Hibernian FC Academy. After a fantastic site visit to see behind the scenes at Hibernian FC, he generously accepted a request to write a guest post on growth and maturation in youth footballers and the monitoring and adaptation to their day to day training […]

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Ask the Expert: Trevor Ragan (TrainUgly.com)

Trevor Ragan is a US based coach educator, blogger and public speaker. He has delivered TEDx talks on Overcoming Fear and Learning like a Jungle Tiger! He is the founder of Train Ugly, a fantastic provider of workshops, articles and visual essays on learning, the Growth Mindset and the process of training and skill development. […]

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The Athlete Archive: Mark Robertson (Scotland & GB Sevens)

Mark Robertson is a former International Rugby Sevens player and Olympian, amassing 56 tournaments for Scotland Sevens, securing their first ever HSBC World Series win in London, as well as winning a silver medal for Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Olympics. What was your sporting journey growing up and how were you introduced to […]

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Ask the Expert: Dr Richard Blagrove (Birmingham City University)

Richard is the Course Leader for the BSc Sport and Exercise Science at Birmingham City University, previously working at St Mary’s University for eight years as Programme Director for the BSc Strength and Conditioning Science, and was Lead S&C Coach for Sport and Health Services. Richard is an Accredited S&C Coach and previously a Director […]

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Book review: Why We Sleep

Title: Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams Author: Matthew Walker (PhD) Topic: Sleep, Health, Performance, Learning, Memory Appropriate for: Literally everyone but especially – Parents of athletes, Teachers, Athletes, Coaches, Support Staff Overall rating: 5/5 – go out and get it now!!! Overview: I first heard about this book after listening to […]

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Ask the Expert: David Dunne (Performance Nutritionist)

David Dunne is a Performance Nutritionist at Harlequins Rugby Union Club, as well as a consultant to a range of Professional and Olympic athletes. He is a visiting lecturer at St Mary’s University, Surrey University and Liverpool John Moores University and is currently completing a PhD in Digital Health and Behaviour Change. 1)What has led […]

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