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 […]

Jake Jennings (Bendigo Pioneers): Are you ready for the worst case scenario?

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Jake is a strength and conditioning coach and applied sports scientist. He has extensive experience within academy, team and individual sport settings and has worked with athletes, male and female, both developing and elite. Jake has enjoyed a varied career which has afforded him opportunities to live and work interstate and internationally, having benefitted in […]

Ash Cox (Edge Hill University): Are we missing a prime opportunity to equip adolescents for resistance training?

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Ash’s academic foundations include 3 undergraduate degrees: in Strength and Conditioning, Sports and Exercise Science and Exercise Rehabilitation. Additionally He has post graduate qualifications in Sports and Exercise Medicine and Nutrition, whilst working towards a PhD in Sports and Exercise Science. Throughout his career he has lectured and worked at various academic institutions and presented […]

Dr Rhodri Lloyd (Cardiff Metropolitan University): Bringing Science and Practice together.

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Rhodri is a Reader in Paediatric Strength and Conditioning and Chair of the Youth Physical Development Centre at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He also holds a research associate position with Auckland University of Technology and is a research fellow for Waikato Institute of Technology. His research interests surround the impact of growth and maturation on long-term […]

Ask the Expert: Dr Darren Britton (Solent University)

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Darren is a lecturer in Sport Psychology at Solent University. Darren first graduated with a BSc (Hons) Psychology from Bournemouth University in 2011, before completing an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Brunel University in 2012. Darren then completed a PhD at Bournemouth University, investigating the role of stress reactivity in the development of […]

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 […]