Darren Ritchie (England Athletics): The importance of Coach Development and Mentoring

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Darren Ritchie is the Event Group Lead for Jumps and Combined Events at England Athletics. He previously spent 11 years at Scottish Athletics in variety of roles including National Jumps and Combined Events Manager, Performance Manager, National Coach Development Manager and Head of Coach Development. In this podcast, Darren discusses: His career as an athlete […]

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

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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. […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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. […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]