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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Legacy – March Book Review

This is a very interesting and thought provoking read. It provides a pretty candid view into the culture of one of the most successful sports teams of all time.

In keeping with my challenge to read a book a month (you should try it!), here is my latest book review…


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Make it fun – Lewie Lett (Playground to Performance)

In this first episode of the “Ask the Expert” series, I interview Lewie Lett – coach of the British University Beach Volleyball Team, founder of “Playground to Performance” and former coach of GB Beach Volleyball pairing Chris Gregory and Jake Sheaf.

Hi everyone,

You may have noticed me mentioning on Facebook that I’ve been working on adding a new feature to the blog. So I’m very excited to announce the launch of the Fortius Training “Ask the Expert” video interview series. The aim of this series is to interview a different practitioner involved in youth development each week. These may be different experts such as technical coaches, sport scientists, strength and conditioning coaches, or researchers directly involved in youth sport.

In this first episode of the “Ask the Expert” series, I interview Lewie Lett – coach of the British University Beach Volleyball Team, founder of “Playground to Performance” and former coach of GB Beach Volleyball pairing Chris Gregory and Jake Sheaf.
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Getting more BANG for your BUCK!

Time waits for no man…at least that’s how the saying goes. We all have time pressures.

As an athlete you may be balancing the time required to train, study, socialise, relax, eat and sleep! As a coach you’re probably balancing time required to plan, deliver sessions, eat, sleep, maintain a relationship with your partner/kids as well as some time to yourself!

We all wish we had more than 24 hours in the day, but the reality is we can’t stretch that 1 day, 24 hours, 1440 minutes or 86400 seconds any further!
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