Andy Blyth (Simplyperform): Teach it, Test it, Tweak it

Andy Blyth is a Sport and Performance Psychologist, based in Edinburgh, specialising in one-to-one coaching to help people get better at what they care about.  Andy is also the owner of Simplyperform, as well as the Academy Sport Psychologist Hearts Football Club. In this podcast Andy discusses: How a Roman Emperor has influenced his practice. […]

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Olie Trotman (United World College South East Asia) – Confidence, Competence, Capacity and Choice

Olie Trotman is the Strength & Conditioning Coordinator at the United World College, South East Asia, which is an international school with over 5,000 students across two campuses, serving students aged 5 – 18. In this podcast, Olie discusses: His background as a Welsh representative athlete in basketball. His varied journey pursuing coaching experience around […]

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Dave Hembrough (Sheffield Hallam University): Using Strength & Conditioning for Social Change

Dave Hembrough is a Strength & Conditioning Coach and Sports Science Officer at Sheffield Hallam University, as well as the Head Coach of Hallam Barbell and a Coach Educator for British Weightlifting. He has started numerous community based initiatives including Mindfully Strong and Strength For Life. In this Episode, Dave discusses: His personal mission statement. […]

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Dr Mike Hislop (World Rugby): The Activate Program

Dr Mike Hislop is a a researcher within the Technical Services Department at World Rugby, the global governing body for Rugby Union. His research was used to create the Activate program, which reduced soft tissue injuries by up to 40% and concussions by up to 60%. In this podcast Mike discusses: His PhD research studies […]

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Guy Pichers (Canterbury Christ Church University): The Female Athlete

Guy Pitchers is a PhD researchers in Female Athletic populations, as well as a Instructor in Sport Science at Canterbury Christ Church University. He is also a Strength & Conditioning Coach for Charlton FC Ladies. In this podcast Guy discusses: The primary biological differences between male and female athletes A basic overview of menstrual function […]

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Parkour for Sport Coaches Workshop

We are very pleased to announce our first Athletic Evolution Coach Education event for 2020, “Parkour for Sport Coaches Workshop“, which will be held on Saturday 18th April from 5pm to 7pm. This practical workshop will be taking place at Room to Move, a bespoke Parkour facility in Edinburgh and will be run by the […]

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Howard Green (Director of HGreen Tennis Fit): Lessons from the Royal Marines

Howard Green is the Director of HGreen Tennis Fit, as well as the Head of Sports Science at Bolton Tennis Arena.  In this episode Howard discusses How his background in the high performance environment of the Royal Marines has shaped him as a coach. His time “in the box” with Ana Ivanovic and Naomi Broady […]

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Louise Hastie (Movement Evolution Scotland)

Louise Hastie is one of the Directors at Movement Evolution Scotland. In this episode Louise discusses: Her unique childhood background. Her background in recreational and competition skiing. The balance of winning medals and fostering intrinsic motivation. Inclusive and exclusive methods of long term athletic development. You can listen to the episode in full here. You […]

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Ben Pipes: From Hull’s concrete floors to the Olympics…

From Hull’s concrete floors to the Olympics with the former Team GB Volleyball Captain and London 2012 Olympian. *This episode was originally recorded in February 2018*.  In this episode we discuss:  Ben’s journey from discovering volleyball as a schoolboy, to playing at a Home Olympic Games in front of 15,000 fans and sharing a bubble […]

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What makes an effective Coach? Communication Skills

In Part 1 of this series, I discussed the key factors I’ve seen that are universal to great coaches that I’ve had the privilege of witnessing in action. I have decided to focus in particular on Communication Skills, as this is an area that I often see limiting less experiences coaches both in sessions and […]

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