Sport is an incredible tool. Some athletes may grow in self esteem and confidence because of it. Some athletes may learn valuable health and fitness lessons from it. Many will make life-long friendships because of it. And some athletes may be lucky enough to make a fulltime career out of it. So just what’s wrong […]Read More What is the real problem with grassroots sport?
The cycle of learning…Read More The problem is you don’t know what you don’t know…
If you’re anything like me, you enjoy a good meal. Especially a steak… For me, you just can’t beat a piece of quality, aged beef cooked to medium rare, or some slow roasted barbecue pulled pork, or a nice beef joint roasted slowly. If you cast your mind back to a really memorable meal, I […]Read More Are you microwaving your athletes?
Recently I’ve had a bit of a realisation. I’ve noticed in the athletes I’ve coached directly, or witnessed who have progressed on to higher levels in their sport…that they seem to share the same trait.Read More The secret ingredient to athletic development…
So, just how can we structure can we give to this sort of process?Read More Why youth strength and conditioning is a failure… (Part 2)
What’s Ghandi got to do with S&C?Read More Why youth strength and conditioning is a failure… (Part 1)
Digby is the Athletic Development Coach at Kingswood School, as well as being a qualified science and maths teacher…Read More Ask the Expert – Digby Webb (Kingswood School)
An animated video for coaches and parents, describing Relative Age Effect in Youth Sports…Read More Relative Age Effect in Youth Sport (Video)
Originally hailing from the USA, Andrew Pichardo is currently the Director of Athletic Development at St John’s College in Hamilton, New Zealand, as well as a PhD candidate in Youth Athlete Development.Read More Ask the Expert – Andrew Pichardo (St John’s College)
April’s book review was the key text in youth strength and conditioning…Read More Strength & Conditioning for Young Athletes – Book Review