Influencing Change – Richard Cashman (Sporting Influencer)

In this episode of the Ask the Expert series, I interview Richard Cashman, founder of “The Sporting Influencer…

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5 ways early specialisation hurts athletes

The assumption of early specialization in 1 sport, is that by selecting a single sport to focus upon at an early age, the athlete will be able to excel to a higher level than if their attention or time was divided by participating in a number of sport.

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Is there room for values in youth sport? — The Sporting Influencer

Athletic Evolution: Is there room for values in youth sport? Here is a link to a guest blog  I recently wrote for Richard Cashman’s “The Sporting Influencer” You can read the article via Is there room for values in youth sport? — The Sporting Influencer Please like, comment and share as you see fit! Are you a […]

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Legacy – Book Review

This is a very interesting and thought provoking read. It provides a pretty candid view into the culture of one of the most successful sports teams of all time.

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Make it fun – Lewie Lett (Playground to Performance)

In this first episode of the “Ask the Expert” series, I interview Lewie Lett – coach of the British University Beach Volleyball Team, founder of “Playground to Performance” and former coach of GB Beach Volleyball pairing Chris Gregory and Jake Sheaf.

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The Toolbox Method

Some time ago I attended a UKSCA pre-conference seminar/workshop on strength and conditioning for youth athletes. There were numerous speakers including Joel Brannigan – then Head of Strength & Conditioning at Northumbria University. His lecture gave an overview of his role and responsibilities as a University level S&C coach in the UK. At the time […]

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Back to the drawing board

Last night I had my first session providing strength and conditioning sessions working at a basketball club. I remember when having the initial discussions with the club, they asked “What is the ideal group size for you?”. I didn’t really give this much concern as in the past this hasn’t really been an option to […]

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