Professor Mark De Ste Croix (University of Gloucestershire): What does the research say?

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Professor Mark De Set Croix has published over 100 articles and presented at over 100 conferences across the globe. He works predominantly in football, identifying injury risk via screening and implementing prevention programmes. A key focus of his work is to help coaches develop their understanding of prevention strategies. After undertaking his teacher training degree […]

Elisabeth Oehler (EO Performance): Coaching the sport of weightlifting to children.

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Elisabeth Oehler is a strength coach who worked for the German Weightlifting Federation from 2017-2020 as manager of the youth department and later Head of Talent Identification. She’s a licensed weightlifting coach (high performance) by the German Olympic Sports Confederation and holds several qualifications in youth development and strength & conditioning. In 2021 she started […]

Ask the Expert: Helen Collins (University of Dundee)

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Helen Collins is a Sport & Exercise Scientist at the Institute of Sport and Exercise, University of Dundee.  Helen is currently undertaking a PhD through the University of Edinburgh, investigating the use of resistance training as a strategy to encourage less active and/or overweight children to become more active and healthier.  Helen’s experience has been […]

"Weight training isn't safe" – myths every sport parent needs to know

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Unfortunately there are a number of untruths that continue to negatively influence youth athletes, parents and coaches. In this series, I am to address a number of them which continue to hamper the progression of youth athletes to full senior level performance…