2019 Child to Champion Conference Review

Believe it or not, but this was my first trip down to the Proformance Child to Champion Conference. Previously, it has fallen in April which has ruled me out of attending for numerous reasons. However, this year I was able to capitalise on it being later than usual! Knowing it would be a great weekend, […]

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UKSCA Scotland Regional Workshop Review

Last night, Murrayfield played host to the UKSCA Regional Workshop for Scotland. The workshop was a great event, giving insight to a variety of topics including establishing Physical Performance program in Snowsport, ACL return to play program, as well as Motor Learning and Constraints approaches. Developing the Snowsports Athlete Scott Crawford of the Scottish Institute […]

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Workshop Review: School of Calisthenics

My attendance at the workshop was somewhat serendipitous. It was on my radar a while, but I hadn’t booked as I was waiting to hear if I was required to cover an U17 training camp in Spain, which would rule me out of attending. By the time I received confirmation I would be covering week […]

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Jersey Sport Foundation Review: A day with Kelvin Giles

It’s rare that you get the opportunity to see a master of a craft divulge the accumulated knowledge of years in the game. In my opinion, this was one of those rare opportunities and it did not disappoint! Kelvin Giles is a former UK National and Olympic Track & Field Coach, spending 30 years in […]

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Athletic Evolution Conference 2019 Review – Jake Peake (Guest Post)

Having attended this year’s Athletic Evolution Annual Conference, while I have a moment, I thought I would take this time to reflect on what I took from what I would deem as a very successful and thought-provoking weekend. Dr Sean Cumming – Growth and Maturation in Youth Athletes Having recently attended a short seminar on […]

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SPIDERfit Kids YPLS Course Review – Andy Bruce (Guest Post)

This guest post was written by Andy Bruce of ACBcoaching, a previous contributor on the blog. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the SPIDERfit kids YPLS course (which was hosted by former “Ask the Expert” guest Shane Fitzgibbon), so I asked him for his thoughts on it. Working in a school setting with pupils who […]

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Course Review: YSCA Assistant Coach

The YSCA Assistant Coach course is an entry level course at the beginning of the YSCA coaching pathway. It is aimed at Coaches and Parents who have an interest in youth fitness and movement, but have no previous knowledge or experience in the area. I think the course is pitched perfectly with a good balance […]

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2019 Athletic Evolution Conference

We are very pleased to announce the 2019 Athletic Evolution Conference will take place on Sunday, June 2nd in partnership with Edinburgh Leisure! This is the 2nd edition of the conference and this year we have another exciting lineup of guests spanning a variety of topics such as Growth and Maturation, Psychology, Nutrition and Strength […]

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Workshop Review: How to utilise gymnastic conditioning

On Sunday 31st March, Athletic Evolution and Edinburgh Leisure hosted a workshop led by 2018 Commonwealth Games Gymnast, Shannon Archer. This practical workshop focussed on how sport coaches could utilise gymnastic activities in their own sport coaching. Given the mistaken clash with Mother’s day, we had a great turnout of 25 attendees… The main inspiration […]

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Ask the Expert: Dr Darren Britton (Solent University)

Darren is a lecturer in Sport Psychology at Solent University. Darren first graduated with a BSc (Hons) Psychology from Bournemouth University in 2011, before completing an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Brunel University in 2012. Darren then completed a PhD at Bournemouth University, investigating the role of stress reactivity in the development of […]

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