Sophie Pidcock (Brisbane Boys College): Helping teenage boys make better decisions.

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Sophie is the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Brisbane Boys’ College in Australia. She has spent many years working in the youth athletic development space and also has experience in a professional sporting capacity. Her current role at Brisbane Boys’ College sees her responsible for the implementation and continued improvement of sport specific S&C […]

John Noonan (Noonan Performance): Navigating your career using the Family, Fulfillment and Finance model.

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John Noonan is a performance coach, lecturer and business owner, he has over 15 years experience working with youth, senior and international athletes across various professional sports including Olympic medalists and National champions. In 2018 John founded his business Noonan Performance were he now works as a performance coach consultant to elite athletes and corporate […]

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 […]

Jeremy Frisch (Achieve Performance): Creating engaging youth athletic development programs.

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Jeremy Frisch is the owner and director of Achieve Performance Training in Clinton, Mass. He is the former assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Holy Cross athletic department. While there, he worked directly with the Crusader men’s basketball team, in addition to serving as the strength coach for Holy Cross’ men’s soccer, men’s and […]

Harry Weatherstone (Youth Athletic Development Academy): Nail the basics and earn the right.

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Harry Weatherstone is the owner of the Youth Athletic Development Academy, on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. In this podcast, Harry discusses:  His background as a tennis athlete and coach.  How he transitioned into athletic development.  The value of working independently in your own coaching business.  The importance of keeping it simple in both communication and programming.  […]

The 3 biggest mistakes coaches make in Athletic Development (Part 1)

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I’ve been involved in youth athletic development for over 10 years now across a variety of sports and contexts. Unfortunately, I regularly see the same mistakes appear in athletic development programs for young athletes… 1. Going sport-specific too soon I see this one quite a lot. A coach or parent often requests a “sport-specific” training […]