Rhodri is a Reader in Paediatric Strength and Conditioning and Chair of the Youth Physical Development Centre at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He also holds a research associate position with Auckland University of Technology and is a research fellow for Waikato Institute of Technology. His research interests surround the impact of growth and maturation on long-term […]
John Radnor is a Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He leads the provision of S&C for the Welsh Rowing Squad, predominantly working with the GB Start Athletes. John is also in the final stages of completing his PhD in Paediatric Exercise Science. John will be presenting on “Implementing LTAD models in Youth Sport” at the upcoming UKSCA seminar in London on March 6th! 1)What has led you into youth sport? My […]
In this Ask the Expert interview, we speak with Swansea City Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach and Director of Athletic Development Wales – Olie Trotman! 1)What has led you into youth sport? I think the fact that I enjoyed playing a variety of sports whilst growing up taught me how impactful youth sport can be. […]
April’s book review was the key text in youth strength and conditioning…
In my previous post LTAD – BS or Brilliance (Part 1) I discussed the initial forays made into LTAD by Istvan Balyi and his creation of the LTAD model. I also discussed some of the criticisms of his model, with the conclusion that there was some significant space for improvement.