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 […]Read More Dr Craig Harrison (Athlete Development Project): Get some variability!
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 […]Read More Olie Trotman (United World College South East Asia) – Confidence, Competence, Capacity and Choice
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 […]Read More Ask the Expert: Helen Collins (University of Dundee)
Ben Bradley is the Head of Academy Sport Science & Medicine at AFC Bournemouth. His role encompasses overseeing the Sport Science, Strength & Conditioning, Nutrition, Medical, Analysis and Psychology provision. He has amassed 7 seasons working in Professional football, including 6 seasons at AFC Bournemouth. Ben holds a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from […]Read More Ask the Expert – Ben Bradley (AFC Bournemouth)
In the Part 1 of this series, we highlighted how going sport-specific too soon, chasing load too soon and lacking a long term view are common mistakes coaches make in Athletic Development across sporting contexts. In Part 2, we will suggest some coaching solutions to help you avoid these pitfalls! 1.Build a toolbox of varied […]Read More The 3 biggest mistakes coaches make in Athletic Development (Part 2)
Imagine you are dining in a nice Michelin Star restaurant. You enjoy a delicious starter, followed by a great main course and a decadent dessert. You have had a fantastic experience and your tastebuds have been sent into overdrive. It’s a brilliant experience and you’ve thoroughly enjoyed yourself. You thank the chef and the service […]Read More It’s not you, it’s Gordon Ramsay…
Athletic Evolution is pleased to announce two exciting workshops taking place in Edinburgh in November!Read More Upcoming Workshops!
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. […]Read More Ask the Expert: Olie Trotman (Swansea City Academy & Athletic Development Wales)
In this installment of the “Ask the Expert” interviews, we speak with Harry Weatherstone of the Youth Athletic Development Academy from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia!Read More Ask the Expert – Harry Weatherstone (Youth Athletic Development Academy)
Many coaches ramp up loading too quickly, simply because they can!Read More What to do when loading goes too far: regaining control in the weight room…