Ben Pipes: From Hull’s concrete floors to the Olympics…

From Hull’s concrete floors to the Olympics with the former Team GB Volleyball Captain and London 2012 Olympian. *This episode was originally recorded in February 2018*.  In this episode we discuss:  Ben’s journey from discovering volleyball as a schoolboy, to playing at a Home Olympic Games in front of 15,000 fans and sharing a bubble […]

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Podcast Launch!

After much deliberation and procrastination, we’ve finally taken the plunge and launched our own podcast! Here’s an introduction to the podcast and an overview of what to expect!

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What makes an effective Coach? Communication Skills

In Part 1 of this series, I discussed the key factors I’ve seen that are universal to great coaches that I’ve had the privilege of witnessing in action. I have decided to focus in particular on Communication Skills, as this is an area that I often see limiting less experiences coaches both in sessions and […]

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The 4 elements of an effective Coach

Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to see many great coaches in action, whether they be technical coaches or S&C coaches. These have covered a variety of sports such as Rugby Union, Football, Swimming, Volleyball, Weightlifting to name a few… Recently I was reflecting on what are the factors that determine effective coaching and I’ve […]

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Ask the Expert: Dave Hembrough (Sheffield Hallam University & Hallam Barbell)

Dave Hembrough is the founder and head coach of Hallam Barbell Weightlifting and Strength Training Club and Sheffield Hallam University’s lead S&C coach, as well as co-leader on the MSc program in Strength and Conditioning Coaching. He has a Sport Science undergraduate degree, a MSc in Sport Injuries and Rehabilitation as well as a PGDip […]

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