Title: Drive Author: Daniel Pink Topic: Human Psychology Appropriate for: Athletes, Coaches, Parents Overall rating: 5/5 – go out and get it now!!! Overview: I seem to have a problem. I can’t walk past a charity shop without looking at what books they have. On this occasion it reaped dividends – snagging this book for […]Read More Book Review: Drive
We are very pleased to announce the official launch of our new Ebook, “How to actually get a job in Strength & Conditioning: What your university isn’t teaching you.” It is now on Launch week discount at just £4.99, but only until Sunday 17th March ! Get your copy here! The 33 page Ebook covers: […]Read More Ebook Launch! 50% OFF!
I’ve been involved in youth athletic development for over 10 years now across a variety of sports and contexts. Unfortunately, I regularly see the same mistakes appear in athletic development programs for young athletes… 1. Going sport-specific too soon I see this one quite a lot. A coach or parent often requests a “sport-specific” training […]Read More The 3 biggest mistakes coaches make in Athletic Development (Part 1)
After the success of our “Strength & Conditioning for Youth Athletes” and “Animal Flow for Sport Coaches” workshops, we are delighted to announce our next workshop in conjunction with Edinburgh Leisure: “How to utilise gymnastic conditioning in your training sessions“, taking place on from 7-9pm on Sunday, March 31st at Ainslie Park Leisure Centre for […]Read More Gymnastics Conditioning for Sport Coaches Workshop!
On Saturday 2nd February, I woke at the crack of dawn to make the 3 hour drive south to Bolton Tennis Arena for the RacketEdge Conference 2019. I’m pleased to say it was a worthwhile trip! Now you might think it’s strange that an S&C coach working primarily in rugby went down to a conference […]Read More RacketEdge Conference Review
I was chatting with one of my S&C colleagues, Uti Ousselam the other day. One of the things we were discussing was how people often think that buying a certain new piece of equipment or software would make a dramatic improvement to the quality or results of their training program. Often the failure to get […]Read More Try before you buy…
2018 was a big year for Athletic Evolution! We reached 50,000 views and had many fantastic contributions from multiple experts from around the globe! So we thought it appropriate to celebrate the end of the year by reviewing out top 5 most viewed articles of 2018!!! 1.Ask the Expert – Des Ryan (Arsenal FC) 2,572 […]Read More 5 of the best from 2018
So you’ve read Part 1 of “How to actually get a job in coaching“. You’ve answered the self-reflection questions and you’ve got a better understanding of the road not travelled, as well as a better understanding of your own motivations for coaching. Now we will dig into the 4 areas you need to master in […]Read More How to actually get a job in coaching (Part 2)
I remember graduating from my Degree, wide eyed and naïve, thinking I would just walk into a fulltime role in sport. I had got a decent degree, a variety of experience and the UKSCA accreditation, so why wouldn’t I? Fast forward 7 years and I’m older, wiser and more importantly…I’ve got fulltime role coaching in […]Read More How to actually get a job in coaching (Part 1)
On Wednesday 28th of November at Meggetland Sport Complex, in conjunction with Edinburgh Leisure, we hosted the “Animal Flow for Sport Coaches Seminar”. As someone who is always looking for new approaches to training, Animal Flow struck me as a useful alternative method of coaching mobility to athletes, hence why I had been enthusiastic to […]Read More Review: Animal Flow for Sport Coaches Seminar