Andy Kirkland (University of Stirling): A wart’s and all guide to being an athlete in a “High Performance” environment.

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Andy Kirkland has been working professionally in sport for the last 10 years, initially as a sports scientist at the Scottish Institute of Sport, then British Cycling and now as a Lecturer in Sports Coaching at the University of Stirling. He’s been involved at every level, ranging from teaching young children to swim, working with […]

Niall MacSweeney & Matt Lamarque (Royal Ballet School): The Artistic Athlete

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Niall MacSweeney completed his MSc at St Mary’s University. Whilst studying, he secured a position as an S&C coach at White Lodge, which houses The Royal Ballet School students aged 11-16. Niall has previously worked with a variety of sports including the University of Liverpool sports teams, London Broncos, and GB Sitting Volleyball. Niall also […]

Wendy Rijnen Glover (Catholic Central High School): The Athleadership Program

Posted Posted in Applied coaching, Podcast Interviews, Youth strength and conditioning

Wendy Glover is a Health and Physical Education Teacher and Coach. She has dedicated her 22+ year career to approaching teen athletes as future contributors to sport through education, community involvement, and mentorship. She has written Health and Wellness, and Sport Management courses for the Ontario Ministry of Education, and many programs to support the […]

Stuart Edwards (Stewart’s Melville College, Scotland U18’s): Relationships First.

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Stuart Edwards or “Eddo” is the Head of Rugby at Stewarts Melville College recently winning the Scottish Schools Cup in 2019. He is also the Backs coach for the Scotland U18 National Team, as well as a current player for Heriots in the Super 6 league in Scotland. In this episode He discusses: His experiences […]

Sam McKenzie (The Australian Football League): The rise of professionalism in youth sports.

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Sam’s coaching background includes multiple coaching roles for AFL New Zealand, however, he has primarily been a skills coach in Rugby Union and League, specialising in kicking and high ball catching. He has worked across the youth, community and professional ranks, including the Auckland Rugby Academy and the New Zealand Warriors NRL team.Sam completed a […]