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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Allistair McCaw (Champion Minded): Leadership isn’t about authority, it’s about influence.

Allistair McCaw is a world leader in human performance, team culture and leadership. For over 25 years, he has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies, Olympians, Grand Slam Champions, NCAA Colleges and Professional Sports Teams. He is also the author of 7 Keys to Being a Great Coach, Champion Minded and Becoming a Great Team […]

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Tim Stevenson & David Jackson (School of Calisthenics): Redefining Impossible

Tim Stevenson (Head of Exercise Science & Handstands) and David “Jacko” Jackson (Head of Human Flags) are both Strength and Conditioning coaches and Founders of the “School of Calisthenics”. In this episode they discuss; Their accidental route into calisthenics in their own training and coaching.  Why Fun and Experimentation are a key element for them […]

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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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Dr Sean Cumming (Bath University): An idiot’s guide to Growth, Maturation and Biobanding

Dr Sean Cumming is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Bath, as well as a consultant for the Premier League, Football Association, Lawn Tennis Association and Bath Rugby.  In this podcast Sean discusses: The differences between Growth, Maturation, PHV PWV. How these differ between males and females. The effect […]

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Matt Goodman (Active Future): Fortnite and Freeplay

Matt Goodman is the Group Managing Director at Active Future, as well as a PhD candidate by publication at Northumbria University. In this podcast Matt discusses: How longevity is his main score of success. The unexpected success of “Fortnite” style activity classes in terms of uptake and individual activity. The decline of ability for free […]

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John Scriven (Jersey Sport Foundation): Talent Development

John Scriven is the Head of Services at the Jersey Sport Foundation. In this podcast, he discusses: His frustration in athletics forming the foundation for a curiosity in coaching.  His long list of coaching influences.  A brief overview of Russian talent development systems in the communist era.  The journey of creating and establishing a talent support […]

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Steve Curnyn (Hibernian FC Academy): Creating Ownership

In this episode of the Athletic Evolution Podcast Steve Curnyn, Head of Academy Football Medicine and Science at Hibernian FC discusses: His journey into coaching, including his 5 minutes of fame! Why ownership is the ultimate success in a youth physical development program. Why bringing the energy or being the “magic man” is so important. […]

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