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 […]Read More The 3 biggest mistakes coaches make in Athletic Development (Part 1)
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 […]Read More Ask the Expert: Katie Richards (British Gymnastics)
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 […]Read More Gymnastics Conditioning for Sport Coaches Workshop!
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 […]Read More Ask the Expert: Howard Green (Bolton Arena Tennis Academy – Head of S&C)
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 […]Read More RacketEdge Conference Review
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 […]Read More Ask the Expert: John Radnor (Cardiff Met University)
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 […]Read More 11 Reasons kids play sport (245 Raising the Bar Podcast)
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 […]Read More Ask the Expert: Brett Klika (SPIDERFit Kids)