Ask the Expert: Johnny Harris-Wright (Bristol Rugby)

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Give us a bit of background on yourself… (sporting career, qualifications, coaching experience) I have played rugby most of my life and was lucky enough to play representative rugby in New Zealand and in Ireland at school boy and college level for my home province of Leinster. My most relevant qualifications would be my Undergraduate Degree in Strength and Conditioning and I am […]

Ask the Expert – Tom Smale (Leaf Academy)

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Would you mind giving us a bit of background about yourself? I studied at University of Stirling getting a BA (Hons) in Sports Studies and MSc in Sports Coaching. Whilst doing my MSc got the opportunity to shadow S&C sessions run by the University and Sportscotland Institute of Sport and realised this would be a […]

LTAD – BS or Brilliant? (Part 1)

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“Long Term Athlete Development” or LTAD is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot in sport today. If you hang around any grassroots club long enough you’ll find some fancy chart on a wall with lots of nice colours and specific age brackets detailing how to turn your uncoordinated kid into the next (…insert famous […]