Becoming a beginner …

What aspects of your athletes’ training are you so distant from that you may have forgotten, not be empathetic with, or understand?

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I recently decided to become a beginner again. I found the whole process daunting, intimidating but exciting! But here’s why I think it was beneficial overall!
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Conscious Coaching – Book Review

I found this really interesting and as I was reading each archetype, it was opening my eyes to the athletes I coach…

 

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4 stage model to athletic development – Part 2!

After the recent post on a 4 Stage model to athletic development, I received a lot of feedback online as to how this might pertain to other movements other than squatting. So I decided to add some more content surrounding the other fundamental movements.
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The horror show

When I watched the footage back it wasn’t pretty…

As part of some formal CPD through my workplace, I was tasked with recording a coaching session and reflecting on it… it was horrendous.
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5 ways to implement Sports Science for free!

Not all Sports Science costs millions of pounds…

The use of Sport Science and in particular, monitoring is very in vogue these days. We see sports using many expensive methods to regulate what state athletes are in, to help ward of injury, illness and under performance. But can grassroots coaches afford to use Sports Science? Yes they can and here is how…
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Participation awards – what’s the point?

“You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.” – Morpheus

Recently, I came across a Facebook post from a friend of mine, lamenting their child’s school sports day and the lack of traditional competitive events. It’s no secret that our educational systems and sporting events are leaning more and more towards the trend of handing out “participation” awards to all children involved. Our schools have moved away from traditional grade classifications and less harshly worded feedback – But is this a positive or negative thing?
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Ask the Expert – Sam Joyce (Nottingham Forest FC)

The latest Ask the Expert interview comes from Nottingham Forest FC U18 Sport Scientist, and host of the “Growing Up Strong” podcast, Sam Joyce.
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