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 […]

Louise Hastie (Movement Evolution Scotland)

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Matt Goodman (Active Future): Fortnite and Freeplay

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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 […]

Steve Curnyn (Hibernian FC Academy): Creating Ownership

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In this episode of the Athletic Evolution Podcast we speak with Steve Curnyn, Head of Academy Football Medicine and Science at Hibernian FC. 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 […]

Simon Brundish (StrengthLab): Physical Literacy for Superheroes,

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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 […]

Andy Bruce (Merchant Taylor School): Implementing Strength & Conditioning in an Independent School

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In this episode Andy Bruce, Strength & Conditioning Coach at Merchant Taylor School 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 […]

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

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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 […]

Grant Mcleod: Creating a common coaching language

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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 […]

Shane Fitzgibbon: 6 x World Champion in Tae Kwon Do

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In this episode Shane discusses: The influences behind his entry into Martial Arts. His dual career in Martial Arts Instructing and Strength & Conditioning Coaching. His “Why” for coaching kids in particular, with one of the best coaches a compliment can receive! The 4 chores he makes all his students/clients complete. Why “3rd party power” […]