Kelly Fillingham (Scottish Hockey): Right Player, Right Time, Right Opportunity – The Brave Academy.

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Kelly Fillingham is a Performance Coach and Coach Developer. She is currently employed by Scottish Hockey as the West Regional Development Manager and the Head of Scottish Hockey Girls Emerging Talent Squad, as well as leading on the BRAVE Academy Program. She is also the Director of 360 Hockey. In this episode Kelly discusses: Her […]

Amy Spencer & Megan Hill (Southampton FC): Maturation in a Professional Football Academy.

Posted Posted in Applied coach, Applied coaching, Ask the expert, biological maturation, Long term athlete development, Podcast Interviews, relative age effect

Amy Spencer is an Accredited Sports Psychologist at Southampton FC. She has worked at the club for the last eight years ranging from 1st team players to U9’s, covering various aspects of performance to well-being. She is also currently completing a PhD in mindfulness in football. Megan Hill is a final year PhD Student at […]

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 […]

Ask the Expert – Ben Bradley (AFC Bournemouth)

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Ben Bradley is the Head of Academy Sport Science & Medicine at AFC Bournemouth. His role encompasses overseeing the Sport Science, Strength & Conditioning, Nutrition, Medical, Analysis and Psychology provision. He has amassed 7 seasons working in Professional football, including 6 seasons at AFC Bournemouth. Ben holds a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from […]

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

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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 […]