Dr Andrew Pichardo (Tyler Legacy High School): Bringing Strength training into Secondary School.

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Dr Andrew Pichardo is the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Tyler Legacy High School, located in East Texas. After coaching stops with the University of Florida, IMG Academy, the Milwaukee Brewers, and the Olympic Training Center, Andrew obtained his PhD from Auckland University of Technology, where he worked to implement and research the effects […]

Ben Pullen (Cardiff Met University): Using S&C for holistic youth development

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Ben Pullen is a PhD student in the Youth Physical Development Centre at Cardiff Metropolitan University. His research focuses on the impact of strength and conditioning on the athletic motor skill competencies and the psychological attributes of youths. His PhD is a joint project with the Welsh Institute of Performance Science, Sport Wales and Swansea […]

Helen Collins (University of Dundee): The benefits of resistance training for children.

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Helen Collins is a Sport & Exercise Scientist at the Institute of Sport and Exercise, University of Dundee.  She is currently undertaking a PhD through the University of Edinburgh, investigating resistance training as a strategy to encourage less active and/or overweight children to become more active and healthier.  During her 17 years at the University […]

Wendy Rijnen Glover (Catholic Central High School): The Athleadership Program

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Wendy Glover is a Health and Physical Education Teacher and Coach. She has dedicated her 22+ year career to approaching teen athletes as future contributors to sport through education, community involvement, and mentorship. She has written Health and Wellness, and Sport Management courses for the Ontario Ministry of Education, and many programs to support the […]

Jared Deacon (Scottish Rugby): From last place to the Olympic Games

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Jared Deacon is a former international 400m athlete. He has worked for UK Athletics, English Institute of Sport and is currently Lead Academy S&C Coach for Scottish Rugby in Edinburgh. Alongside S&C coaching, Jared has also coached international sprinters and hurdlers as a track coach including European, World and Olympic medallists. In this episode Jared […]

Dr Craig Harrison (Athlete Development Project): Get some variability!

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Dr Craig Harrison loves to show young people how to tap into their inner drive, take control of their learning & pursue their dreams with purpose & passion. An expert in youth athlete development, Craig specialises in the physical and mental sides of sport. He is a coach, a researcher, host of the popular podcast […]

Olie Trotman (United World College South East Asia) – Confidence, Competence, Capacity and Choice

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Olie Trotman is the Strength & Conditioning Coordinator at the United World College, South East Asia, which is an international school with over 5,000 students across two campuses, serving students aged 5 – 18. In this podcast, Olie discusses: His background as a Welsh representative athlete in basketball. His varied journey pursuing coaching experience around […]