Welcome to Athletic Evolution!

I’ve always been interested in human potential. I remember as a kid thinking “I wonder what that person is capable of?”. Over time, this curiosity developed into a passion for assisting athletes in reaching their potential.

I’m currently a fulltime Strength and Conditioning Coach with Scottish Rugby, however I have coached a range of athletes from junior amateur to senior professional athletes and even an Olympian across a number of clubs and organisations:

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I’ve collected a few qualifications along the way including:

  • MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • BSc (Hons) in Strength and Conditioning Science
  • UKSCA Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Level 2, Level 3 and Level 3 Advanced NASM qualifications
  • ISAK Level 1 Anthropometrist
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1

I decided to create Athletic Evolution as a method of creating discussion surrounding the various issues facing the development of youth athletes, as well as to provide the best practice in the athletic development and coaching of young athletes. From biological maturation, coaching methods to long-term athlete development, Athletic Evolution is a space to improve in how we support young athletes in their developmental journey.

On this site you will find a number of different resources including animated videos, blog posts, book reviews, interviews with expert practitioners and position statements from leading strength and conditioning organisations. Please feel free to read, comment and share these as you see fit!

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For coaching, workshops or consultancy requests please email: athletic-evolution@outlook.com

Yours in sport,

Rob Anderson

(MSc, BSc, ASCC)

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