Who We Are

At Athletic Evolution, our mission is to deliver a pathway of age and stage appropriate athletic development, giving children and adolescents the physical and psychological skills to reach their potential.

In addition, we want to support coaches, clubs and organisations in the development of their youth athletes. We do this through bespoke Athlete Education Workshops, Coach Education Workshops, as well as our Podcast and Blog.

Our Values

GROWTH

Continual desire to progress, improve and learn

PASSION

Enthusiasm and Energy

QUALITY

Commitment to serve by providing quality information

ACTION

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HARD WORK

Relentless and tenacious pursuit of our goals

KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID

(KISS) – Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

CURIOSITY

Question “How could this be done better?”

WHAT WE DO

Athletic Development

Athletic Evolution is available to provide specialist Athletic Development Coaching to children and adolescents. Whether you are wanting coaching for an individual child, or your entire squad of athletes, Athletic Evolution is able to provide age and stage appropriate coaching to help your athletes improve physical literacy, power, speed, strength and conditioning.

Coach Development

Rob has over 15 years of coaching experience across a variety of roles from Casual Sports Coach to Regional Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach for Scottish Rugby, and everything in between. He has also been a UKSCA Accredited Strength & Conditioning Coach since 2010. As such, Rob has a wealth of experience in how to create a successful career development plan to help you achieve your career goals.

OUR TESTIMONIALS

“Rob has helped me with the challenge of adding on muscle mass and my reaching my goal of 100kg bodyweight. He is always pushing me to get more and more weight on my lifts. He is always open and there for a chat on any issues or guidance, or just a friendly chat. But then makes sure you are being a top class performance athlete when it comes to training.”

Ross McKnight
SCOTLAND U18 TRAINING SQUAD/CALEDONIA ACADEMY

Rob coached me as part of the borders academy programme. He has a real sense of pride in his work and will always go the extra mile to make sure you get what you need and want. Most coaches have the tools to resolve most situations but when I started having issues with my menstrual cycle, due to Rob’s approachable character, I was able to seek help and get to the bottom of the problem. He supported me with nutrition advice, an eye on ways to adapt training and had a really caring approach to get me to into the best and healthiest place possible. Not only an exceptional coach in the gym and on the pitch he is also a fantastic part of my support network off the pitch who I have continued to seek advice from.”

Lana Skeldon
SCOTLAND WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL

“It was an absolute pleasure to work along side Rob, he was good fun but yet a great leader, motivator, he worked hard and got things done. Also as an International level athlete I learnt alot from Rob, the way that he coaches, methods of training the content that he coached I still use in my training today! Would highly recommend!

Jess Grimson
2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES BEACH VOLLEYBALL ATHLETE

“Rob is exactly the trainer you would want, he consistently went the extra mile to provide and research strategies in goal setting, nutrition, hydration, stretching, pre race exercises both mentally and physically and improved swim down protocols. Poole swimming club has produced multi national medalists in the past few seasons. Although it was a great loss when Rob progressed onwards and out of the area, much of the clubs continued conditioning work stems from the philosophies and research learned from Rob.”

Barry Alldrick
HEAD COACH POOLE SWIMMING CLUB, ENGLAND PROGRAMME COACH

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Delivering a pathway of age & stage appropriate physical activity, giving our youth the physical & psychological skills to reach their potential.