Dr Mike Hislop is a a researcher within the Technical Services Department at World Rugby, the global governing body for Rugby Union. His research was used to create the Activate program, which reduced soft tissue injuries by up to 40% and concussions by up to 60%. In this podcast Mike discusses: His PhD research studies […]Read More Dr Mike Hislop (World Rugby): The Activate Program
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?
This week I was interviewed for the Jersey Sport Foundation Podcast. You can listen to the interview in full here…Read More Interview on the Jersey Sport Foundation Podcast
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…
Use your community coaching experience as a springboard to improve as a coach!Read More 5 ways grassroots coaching made me better…
After the recent post on a 4 Stage model to athletic development, I received a lot of feedback online as to how this might pertain to other movements other than squatting. So I decided to add some more content surrounding the other fundamental movements.Read More 4 stage model to athletic development – Part 2!
Unfortunately, injuries are part and parcel of participating in youth sport. Yes, we can reduce the likelihood of them occurring with a good warm up, sound movement mechanics, tolerable work loads and appropriate strength and conditioning programs, BUT we can never really eliminate them. Sometimes, despite all our hardest efforts, a late tackle or poor […]Read More “If you can’t fly then run…” Training around injuries
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?
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)