Dave Cripps (Coalition Performance): Building something for yourself

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Dave is director of the Coalition Performance training facility in the West Midlands. He has worked for over a decade as an S&C coach, including championship-winning seasons in professional rugby union at the premiership level, and across a dozen sports with youth, amateur, elite level and world champion athletes, as well as the general public. […]

Katie Richards (British Gymnastics): Working with humans.

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Katie is a Coach Education Development Manager at British Gymnastics, as well as a BASES Accredited Sport Scientist and former Senior Sport Psychology & Coaching Science Lecturer at St Mary’s University for many years. Katie has been a leading figure within the UK gymnastics scene for several years, offering sport psychology support to a number […]

Jake Aliker (Formula 1 Performance Coach): Asking better questions

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Jake has recently completed a five year stint working with Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing in Formula 1. Jake’s role had been to provide performance management through physical conditioning, mentoring and ensuring optimal energy for lifestyle and race performance. Working closely with race engineers, team managers, physiologists and doctors, Jake helped to positively coordinate […]

Dr Rhodri Lloyd (Cardiff Metropolitan University): Bringing Science and Practice together.

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Rhodri is a Reader in Paediatric Strength and Conditioning and Chair of the Youth Physical Development Centre at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He also holds a research associate position with Auckland University of Technology and is a research fellow for Waikato Institute of Technology. His research interests surround the impact of growth and maturation on long-term […]

Dr Richard Blagrove (Loughborough University): Training distance runners

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Richard is the Course Leader for the MSc in Strength and Conditioning at Loughborough University, previously working at St Mary’s University for 8 years as Programme Director for the BSc Strength and Conditioning Science, and was Lead S&C Coach for Sport and Health Services. Richard is an Accredited S&C Coach and previous Director of the […]

Marina Carrier (Australian Olympic Team): Olympian in waiting…

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Marina Carrier is as 24 Year Pentathlete, who qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with the Australian Olympic Team. She has been involved in Pentathlon since the age of 12. At the senior level, her highest world ranking was #39, whilst her she finished her U18 Youth career at #7 in the World. She […]

Neil Parsley (The Underground Training Station): Mixing coaching business with pleasure.

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 Neil Parsley is a co-founder and director of the unique and highly successful UTS gym in Wirral. He is one the most sought after and experienced S&C coaches in the UK consulting for the English National FA as well as the English Rugby Football Union. He has coached Olympic Champions (Beijing & London Olympics), multiple […]

Harry Weatherstone (Youth Athletic Development Academy): Nail the basics and earn the right.

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Harry Weatherstone is the owner of the Youth Athletic Development Academy, on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. In this podcast, Harry discusses:  His background as a tennis athlete and coach.  How he transitioned into athletic development.  The value of working independently in your own coaching business.  The importance of keeping it simple in both communication and programming.  […]

James McCann (Whitgift School): Integrating a movement curriculum into PE.

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James McCann is the Head of PE (Practical) at Whitgift School. He is also the founder of “The Animal Lab”. In this podcast James discusses: Driving change in an independent school. Establishing an integrated movement and games PE curriculum. His opinion on the Joe Wicks daily “PE” sessions during Corona Virus. Why he created The […]

James Mealing (Harlequins Rugby Academy): Self Driven Athletes

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James Mealing is the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Harlequins Rugby Academy. In this episode James discusses: His big influences in his coaching journey. Why no one is above the basics. The importance of educating the athlete. The weekly schedule of an Academy player. How Harlequins Academy have adapted to the Corona Virus. The […]