Getting more BANG for your BUCK!

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Time waits for no man…at least that’s how the saying goes. We all have time pressures. As an athlete you may be balancing the time required to train, study, socialise, relax, eat and sleep! As a coach you’re probably balancing time required to plan, deliver sessions, eat, sleep, maintain a relationship with your partner/kids as well as […]

Golden generations gone wrong.

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In the late 80’s and early 90’s the U20 Portuguese football team was hailed as a “golden generation”, winning not one, but two junior world cups back to back. They were predicted to be a massive success in senior level international football. These junior Portugal squads were packed to the rafters with stars in the making – […]

The Toolbox Method

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Some time ago I attended a UKSCA pre-conference seminar/workshop on strength and conditioning for youth athletes. There were numerous speakers including Joel Brannigan – then Head of Strength & Conditioning at Northumbria University. His lecture gave an overview of his role and responsibilities as a University level S&C coach in the UK. At the time […]