Amy Spencer & Megan Hill (Southampton FC): Maturation in a Professional Football Academy.

Amy Spencer is an Accredited Sports Psychologist at Southampton FC. She has worked at the club for the last eight years ranging from 1st team players to U9’s, covering various aspects of performance to well-being. She is also currently completing a PhD in mindfulness in football. Megan Hill is a final year PhD Student at […]

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Mark Robertson (ASM Clermont Auvergne Rugby Club): From the Scottish Borders to Brazil

Mark Robertson is a former International Rugby Sevens player and Olympian, amassing 56 tournaments for Scotland Sevens, securing their first ever HSBC World Series win in London, as well as winning a silver medal for Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Since retiring he has worked as a Strength & Conditioning Coach for the […]

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Dr Martina Navarro (University of Portsmouth): The Athletic Skills Model

Dr Martina Navarro is a Senior lecturer in the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science, University of Portsmouth. She is an Experimental Psychologist, with a range of interests in the area of skill learning, expertise and performance under pressure. Martina is particularly interested in how practice design and psychophysiological processes mediate motor development and […]

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Owen Satterley (Better Human Performance): The Student Athlete

Over the last 19 years Owen has worked with youth, senior, international and professional athletes as well as working in the entertainment and corporate health industries, spending time working in London, Australia, and New Zealand. He also has a history, as an athlete, in rugby, CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting. In this episode Owen discusses: Helping […]

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Strength of Mind Podcast Interview

My good friend Gavin Ellis recently asked me to be a guest on the Strength of Mind Podcast. “In this episode, Rob shares his experiences both personally and professionally. He provides heartfelt insight into the importance of mindset in dealing with bereavement and uses that as a catalyst to his success and impact on others. “ […]

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Kelvin Giles (Movement Dynamics): Who’s developing the Coaches?

Kelvin Giles is a legend in Strength and Conditioning. A former UK National and Olympic Track and Field Coach, he spent 30 years in Australia’s High Performance Sport environment across organisations including the Australian Institute of Sport, Queensland Academy of Sport, the Canberra Raiders and the Brisbane Broncos. He also led the Australian Rugby Union […]

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Jared Deacon (Scottish Rugby): From last place to the Olympic Games

Jared Deacon is a former international 400m athlete. He has worked for UK Athletics, English Institute of Sport and is currently Lead Academy S&C Coach for Scottish Rugby in Edinburgh. Alongside S&C coaching, Jared has also coached international sprinters and hurdlers as a track coach including European, World and Olympic medallists. In this episode Jared […]

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Dr Craig Harrison (Athlete Development Project): Get some variability!

Dr Craig Harrison loves to show young people how to tap into their inner drive, take control of their learning & pursue their dreams with purpose & passion. An expert in youth athlete development, Craig specialises in the physical and mental sides of sport. He is a coach, a researcher, host of the popular podcast […]

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

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 […]

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

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.  […]

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