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 in […]

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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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Simon Brundish (StrengthLab): Physical Literacy for Superheroes,

In this episode Simon Brundish founder of StrengthLab and the renowned Superheroes physical literacy program discusses: How many coaches have come from a PE teaching background. His unique purpose for coaching kids The problems with modern day PE curriculum How he came to create the Superheroes program and it’s success in both schools and sports […]

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Andy Bruce – Implementing Strength & Conditioning in an Independent School

In this episode Andy Bruce discusses: His unusual journey to becoming a Youth Strength & Conditioning Coach What “success” looks like to him as a Youth coach The challenges of implementing S&C in an independent school setting A new app he is involved in developing to help monitor the various activities of school pupils His […]

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Sam Guy & Rob Smaldon: Running a successful youth coaching business

In this episode Sam Guy and Rob Smaldon, Founders of Cornwall High Performance (CHP) discuss: Their varied sporting backgrounds. How Cornwall High Performance began. The challenges they face coaching youth athletes. The autonomy of running your own business vs being an employed coach. Advice for those running a youth coaching business. You can listen to […]

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Grant Mcleod: Creating a common coaching language

In this episode Grant Mcleod, Head of Performance Projects at Buriram United FDP discusses: The challenges of coaching in a foreign language and culture in Thailand. Creating a common coaching vocabulary and syllabus. Using small sided games to develop technical skill and conditioning. Why different age groups require specialist coaches. You can listen to the […]

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