Katie Richards (British Gymnastics): Working with humans.

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Katie is a Coach Education Development Manager at British Gymnastics, as well as a BASES Accredited Sport Scientist and former Senior Sport Psychology & Coaching Science Lecturer at St Mary’s University for many years. Katie has been a leading figure within the UK gymnastics scene for several years, offering sport psychology support to a number […]

Jake Aliker (Formula 1 Performance Coach): Asking better questions

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Jake has recently completed a five year stint working with Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing in Formula 1. Jake’s role had been to provide performance management through physical conditioning, mentoring and ensuring optimal energy for lifestyle and race performance. Working closely with race engineers, team managers, physiologists and doctors, Jake helped to positively coordinate […]

Neil Parsley (The Underground Training Station): Mixing coaching business with pleasure.

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 Neil Parsley is a co-founder and director of the unique and highly successful UTS gym in Wirral. He is one the most sought after and experienced S&C coaches in the UK consulting for the English National FA as well as the English Rugby Football Union. He has coached Olympic Champions (Beijing & London Olympics), multiple […]

Harry Weatherstone (Youth Athletic Development Academy): Nail the basics and earn the right.

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Harry Weatherstone is the owner of the Youth Athletic Development Academy, on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. In this podcast, Harry discusses:  His background as a tennis athlete and coach.  How he transitioned into athletic development.  The value of working independently in your own coaching business.  The importance of keeping it simple in both communication and programming.  […]

James McCann (Whitgift School): Integrating a movement curriculum into PE.

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James McCann is the Head of PE (Practical) at Whitgift School. He is also the founder of “The Animal Lab”. In this podcast James discusses: Driving change in an independent school. Establishing an integrated movement and games PE curriculum. His opinion on the Joe Wicks daily “PE” sessions during Corona Virus. Why he created The […]

James Mealing (Harlequins Rugby Academy): Self Driven Athletes

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James Mealing is the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Harlequins Rugby Academy. In this episode James discusses: His big influences in his coaching journey. Why no one is above the basics. The importance of educating the athlete. The weekly schedule of an Academy player. How Harlequins Academy have adapted to the Corona Virus. The […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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. […]

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

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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 […]