Talent ID and European Adventures – John Pearce (The Handball Academy)

In episode 3 of the “Ask the Expert” series I interview John Pearce, founder of “The Handball Academy.”

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In episode 3 of the “Ask the Expert” series I interview John Pearce, founder of “The Handball Academy.”
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5 ways early specialisation hurts athletes

The assumption of early specialization in 1 sport, is that by selecting a single sport to focus upon at an early age, the athlete will be able to excel to a higher level than if their attention or time was divided by participating in a number of sport.

A few weeks ago I came across this blog post online: The Perils of Single-Sport Participation. I would recommend you read this article as it highlights an alternative perspective that we don’t usually get on the early vs late specialization debate – that of the technical coach further on in the career. It’s very interesting to hear how coaches at the college level are wanting athletes with a multi-sport background. This is a perspective I don’t often hear/see…
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Is there room for values in youth sport? — The Sporting Influencer

Athletic Evolution: Is there room for values in youth sport?

Here is a link to a guest blog  I recently wrote for Richard Cashman’s “The Sporting Influencer” You can read the article via Is there room for values in youth sport? — The Sporting Influencer

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Child to Champion – James Baker (Proformance)

In the latest episode of “Ask the Expert” I speak to James Baker: Director of Proformance, Strength and Conditioning Coach and PE Teacher at St Peter’s High School.
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The 4 sport parents coaches don’t want to see

Bad Sport parenting and what we can do about it…

This article clearly struck a chord with many sports coaches and parents out there. It remains one of the most popular to date and it received over 2,000 views within a fortnight of posting…

You might have seen the picture above circulating in the press a few months ago. The picture is of the Hertfordshire Shield Cup Final match between Royston and Fullerians which ended 64 – 5.  The father of one of Fullerians players entered the field of play to trip up an opposition winger, supposedly in a bid to reduce the likelihood of a further thrashing at the hands of their rivals (you can read the Daily Mail article below).
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Paudie Roche Seminar – Setanta College

I’ve just recently come across this fantastic free 3 part video series from Setanta College.

It features Paudie Roche presenting on “Strength Training for Youth Athletes”. If you haven’t heard of Paudie Roche here is a small review:
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S&C and the Wild West – Kris Greene (The Physical Training Company)

In episode 2 of the “Ask the Expert” series, I interview Kris Greene – founder of “The Physical Training Company” based in Dubai.

In episode 2 of the “Ask the Expert” series, I interview Kris Greene – founder of “The Physical Training Company” based in Dubai.
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