Andy Woodward (Barnard Castle School): Becoming a more holistic coach

Andy Woodward is the Head of Performance Sport and Strength & Conditioning Coach at Barnard Castle School. In this episode Andy discusses: His background in the Royal Air Force. What his role looks like day to day in the school How coaching multiple sports has made him a better coach. The importance of being holistic […]

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James Marshall (Excelsior): Coach the athlete in front of you

James Marshall is the Owner of Excelsior Athletic Training and Director of Excelsior Athletic Development Club, as well as a coach educator and mentor, business owner and director. He is also the author of “Training Young Athletes”, “Get Stronger”, “Run Faster” and “Jump Higher”. In this podcast,  James discusses: Coming into gymnastics “cold” as an […]

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Paul Kilgannon (CARVER Coaching): Values and character in coaching

Paul is a Coach Developer and Creator of The CARVER Framework. He helps people build their Coaching World. He consult with Sporting Organisations and Clubs as well as Corporate Entities in relation to creating Learning and Performance Environments. In this podcast Paul discusses: How values and character development are a key component of his coaching. […]

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Tom Coughlin (Scottish Rugby): Nutrition basics for young athletes

Tom Coughlin is currently the Lead Nutritionist for the Male Pathway within Scottish Rugby, working from the U16’s National Age Grade Squads, right  up to the Senior National Team players. In this podcast, Tom discusses: Why he uses and athlete-led approach in his practice. The fundamental nutrition habits youth athlete should be focussing on. Why […]

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Kevin Mannion (Gloucester Rugby Academy): Building autonomy and giving something back

Kevin Mannion is the Academy Head of Performance at Gloucester Rugby. In this episode Kevin discusses: His Rugby League career. How academy success is built of longevity of staff. Making yourself redundant as a coach. Being vulnerable enough to ask others for their expertise. Involving parents in the academy journey. Positively affecting parent/athlete conversations. How […]

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Darren Ritchie (England Athletics): The importance of Coach Development and Mentoring

Darren Ritchie is the Event Group Lead for Jumps and Combined Events at England Athletics. He previously spent 11 years at Scottish Athletics in variety of roles including National Jumps and Combined Events Manager, Performance Manager, National Coach Development Manager and Head of Coach Development. In this podcast, Darren discusses: His career as an athlete […]

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