Ask the Expert: Dr Kevin Till (Leeds Beckett University)

Kevin is a Professor in Athletic Development within the Sports Coaching group at Leeds Beckett University. Kevin has published over 120 international scientific peer-review publications over the last decade related to youth athletes, strength and conditioning, sport science and coaching. Kevin is also a UKSCA accredited strength and conditioning coach and has worked across multiple […]

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Ask the Expert: Brendan Chaplin (Youth Strength & Conditioning Association)

Brendan Chaplin is a strength & conditioning coach, coach educator, entrepreneur and podcast host. He has over 12 years experience working with young people in a strength and conditioning capacity through national and regional roles with British Tennis, England Golf and many other teams and governing bodies. He is also the founder of the Youth […]

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Review: Animal Flow for Sport Coaches Seminar

On Wednesday 28th of November at Meggetland Sport Complex, in conjunction with Edinburgh Leisure, we hosted the “Animal Flow for Sport Coaches Seminar”. As someone who is always looking for new approaches to training, Animal Flow struck me as a useful alternative method of coaching mobility to athletes, hence why I had been enthusiastic to […]

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Ask the Expert: Steve Curnyn (Hibernian FC Academy)

Steve Curnyn is Head of Academy Football Medicine and Science at Hibernian FC Academy. He recently wrote a hugely popular guest post on growth and maturation in youth footballers , as well as how they monitor and adapt day to day training of academy players at Hibernian FC… 1)What has led you into youth sport? […]

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Ask the Expert: Dr Sean Cumming (University of Bath)

Dr Sean Cumming is one of the most active researchers in the area of growth and maturation in the contexts of sport and exercise. He is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Bath and has worked in research and consultancy roles for a number of governing bodies and professional […]

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Athletic Evolution in Sweden!

I’ve just recently returned from a fact-finding mission to Sweden. This came about after being approached to become a consultant for the National Youth Football Association (NYFA), a new platform to positively affect youth sport via coach and player education in Sweden and beyond… I flew out from Edinburgh on Friday evening, arriving into Gothenburg […]

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Ask the Expert: Kelvin Giles (Movement Dynamics)

Kelvin Giles is a legend in Strength and Conditioning. A former UK National and Olympic Track and Field Coach, he spent 30 years in Australia’s High Performance Sport environment across organisations including the Australian Institute of Sport, Queensland Academy of Sport, the Canberra Raiders and the Brisbane Broncos. He also led the Australian Rugby Union […]

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Ask the Expert: Tom Coughlin (Nutritionist – Scottish Rugby)

Tom is the Performance Nutritionist at Glasgow Warriors Rugby Union Club and works for the Scottish Rugby Union, heading up the nutrition education and delivery for their age-grade pathway. Tom also consults with various individual athletes of mixed abilities, from recreational to Olympic level. He holds an MSc in Sport & Exercise Nutrition from Loughborough […]

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A Coach’s guide to Bio-banding – Why, What and How?

Following on from the very popular guest post from Steve Curnyn of Hibernian FC Academy on “Growth and maturation in Academy footballers“, it seems logical to follow this up with an overview of Biobanding – What it is, Why it’s used and How it’s implemented. Why use Biobanding? As shown by various scientific studies, the […]

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Ask the Expert: Dr Emma Mosley (Solent University)

Dr Emma Mosley is a Lecturer in Sport Psychology in the Department of Sport Science and Performance at Solent University. Emma has a PhD in¬†exploring psychophysiological reactions of athletes when performing under pressure. In addition to academic qualifications, Emma is in the final stages of her British Association for Sport and Exercise Science accreditation in […]

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