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The LTAD Network Podcast

The LTAD Network Podcast

By Rob Anderson

A podcast for Parents, Sports Coaches, PE Teachers, Support staff and anyone else interested in Youth Athletic Development! Our mission is to support grassroots coaches in the development of youth athletes.

Here you'll find interviews with technical coaches, support staff, researchers and former athletes, helping us all to improve our coaching with young athletes.
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Jessica Spendlove (Registered Dietician): Progress over Perfection
Jessica Spendlove (Registered Dietician): Progress over Perfection
Jessica Spendlove is one of Australia's most respected and experienced Sports Dietitians. She has accumulated more than 30 seasons working with various professional team sports, world record holders, Olympic athletes and many corporate organisations, schools and active adolescent athletes. Over the last decade, Jess has worked with many professional sports teams in Australia including the GWS Giants, Cronulla Sharks, Giants Netball, Sydney Kings, Western Sydney Wanderers, GWS Giants AFLW and NSW Waratahs. She has also consulted with Olympic athletes, Australian Defence Force School of Operations (special forces), high-profile personalities, large corporations, and respected brands. In this episode Jess discusses: Her own history as an under-fuelling athlete. Some of the basic habits even high profile athletes lacked. The 'elements' we should consider in youth nutrition. What she considers to be the top 3 habits youth athletes need to form. How to get her free fuelling guide and join her "Eat like the Elite" program. You can see some of the amazing infographics Jess shares via her Instagram here: @jess_spendlove_dietician and download the free fuelling guide at her website: www.jessicaspendlove.com . To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
48:21
November 28, 2022
Joe Eisenmann, Rich Clarke & Lee Taft: Agility - Zigging and Zagging.
Joe Eisenmann, Rich Clarke & Lee Taft: Agility - Zigging and Zagging.
Joe Eisenmann hosts this roundtable discussion with Rich Clarke and Lee Taft on Agility. They discuss: What is agility? How to train perceptual and decision making skills. Training change of direction and agility with closed and open drills. How and when to implement and program using various methods. Testing and evaluations agility. To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
57:60
November 21, 2022
Julie Gooderick (University of Chichester): Building an excellent School S&C Program.
Julie Gooderick (University of Chichester): Building an excellent School S&C Program.
Julie has been a UKSCA accredited coach since 2009 and has led successful programmes within schools and universities for over 10 years. Julie frequently consults on the initiation of many schools S+C programmes, and advises on content, infrastructure and viability. Julie is a member of the UKSCA board of directors and is a lecturer at Uni of Chichester. In this episode, Julie discusses: The humble beginnings of the Queenswood with no equipment and basic facilities. How Julie recognised opportunities to add value to the school community. Why it's important to continually demonstrate value to justify investment and expenditure. How the program grew to justify an investment in a 1 million pound facility. Why Universities don't prepare coaches for working with youth athletes. Her new role as a Director on the UKSCA Board as well as influencing the University sector. You can follow Julie’s work via her Instagram: @juliegooderick and her Twitter: @juliegooderick . To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
47:14
November 14, 2022
Crofton Alexander (Anglia Ruskin University): Creating a pathway for coaches.
Crofton Alexander (Anglia Ruskin University): Creating a pathway for coaches.
Crofton Alexander has been an Accredited S&C coach with UKSCA since 2008 and L2 BWLA coach since 2006.  He started his career at London Wasps Rugby Cub in 2006 and was responsible for the physical development of a number of the squad's up and coming talent such as Christian Wade, Sam Jones, Eliot Daley and Joe launchbury as well as leading the recovery protocols of the whole squad. Since then he has worked in tennis, cricket, motorsport and superbikes before turning his hand to academia. He also sat on the board as a director for the UKSCA between 2013 and 2019.  He is also a workshop tutor and CPD panel member ensuring that accredited members maintain their ASCC status. He obtained a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge and an MSc in Strength and Conditioning from St Mary's University in Twickenham. In this episode Crofton discusses: What it's like being an early career coach. How to approach continue profession development and reflection. How and why line managers should be protecting young coaches from burnout and over commitment. The key skills and conversations young coaches should be developing in their organisations. You can follow Crofton's work via his Twitter account: @croftonsport and Instagram: @croftonalexander . To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
51:23
November 07, 2022
Angela Jackson (Physiotherapist): Why are kids getting stress fractures?
Angela Jackson (Physiotherapist): Why are kids getting stress fractures?
Angela Jackson is a Chartered Physiotherapist who has spent the last 35 years seeking to understand why some young athletes get injured, yet others don’t. Her determination to educate young athletes on reducing their injury risk, has fuelled a career that has taken her from Canada, to working with national teams, clubs and schools across many sports becoming an expert in understanding all aspects of youth athlete development. She is the physio to the Cheshire Cricket Board and has a particular interest in low back stress fractures. She is a passionate educator through her online and in person courses and lectures to health and exercise professionals both in the UK and internationally. In this episode she discusses: Why it's wrong to apply adult diagnoses to children. The increase of stress fractures seen after Covid Lockdowns. Why any child with Lower Back Pain on the opposite side to their throwing arm should be treated as a stress fracture. Her simple test for lower body stress fractures. The important of managing Training Volume, Nutrition and Sleep in preventing stress fractures. Her mobile phone analogy for kids to explain how stress fractures occur . You can keep up to date with Angela via her Twitter: @angiejphysio and via Instagram @angiejphysio as well as her website www.angelajacksonphysio.com . To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
56:04
October 31, 2022
James Baker (LTAD Network): The Youth Physical Development Model
James Baker (LTAD Network): The Youth Physical Development Model
In this episode Tulshi Varsani is joined by James Baker as they discuss the Youth Physical Development Model. To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
59:56
October 23, 2022
Rob Anderson (The Athlete Academy): Helping young athletes develop healthy habits
Rob Anderson (The Athlete Academy): Helping young athletes develop healthy habits
Rob Anderson created Athletic Evolution to provide best practice in the athletic development and coaching of young athletes. He is dedicated to improving the quality of athletic development training delivered to young athletes. Rob previously lead the Youth Athletic Development for the Scottish Rugby Academy in both the Caledonia and the Borders & East Lothian Regions, as well as the U16, U17 and U18 National Squads. Rob is the Founder of The Athlete Academy which helps youth athletes improve Movement, Nutrition and Mindset to dominate in Sport & Life. In this episode Rob discusses: An overview of The Athlete Academy. The Habit Curriculum The Athlete Academy uses. How they integrate the curriculum into day to day coaching at the academy. How The Athlete Academy rewards the behaviour they want to see. To learn more about The Athlete Academy visit: @athleticevoacademy To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
53:16
October 16, 2022
Ali Jawad (Paralympic Silver Medallist): Lessons in Overcoming Adversity
Ali Jawad (Paralympic Silver Medallist): Lessons in Overcoming Adversity
Ali Jawad is a 4x Paralympian, 2016 Paralympic silver medallist, 2014 World Champion, 2 time Commonwealth Games Bronze Medallist at 2014/18, PhD candidate and Co-founder of Accessercise. In this episode Ali discusses: Growing up as a double limb amputee. How "getting dragged to the gym" started his career in Paralympic powerlifting. His meteoric rise to international competition. The impact of Crohn's disease on his body, mind and athletic career. . How he and his support team learned to outsmart Crohn's disease. The pinnacle of his career at Rio 2016 Games. His PhD research in antidumping in Paralympic sports. Why he founded the Accessorcise app specifically targeting the disable population. You can learn more about Ali via his Instagram account: @alijawadpowerlifter and more about Accessercise via @accessercise of download the app here: https://join.accessercise.com . To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
47:36
October 09, 2022
Lee Taft (The Speed Guy): Reimagining Youth Sports
Lee Taft (The Speed Guy): Reimagining Youth Sports
Lee Taft, known to most simply as “The Speed Guy”, is highly respected as one of the top athletic movement specialists in the world. In the last 30 years he has devoted the majority of his time training multi-directional speed to all ages and abilities. He has spent much of this time teaching his multi-directional speed methods to top performance coaches and fitness professionals all over the world. Lee has also dedicated countless hours mentoring up and coming sports performance trainers, many who have gone into the profession and made a big impact themselves. In this episode Lee discusses: To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
57:40
October 02, 2022
Noorin Gulam (Team England Weightlifter): Doing it your own way.
Noorin Gulam (Team England Weightlifter): Doing it your own way.
Noorin Gulam took part in her first weightlifting competition just six weeks after starting the sport - and she hasn't looked back since. Gulam began lifting in her GCSE PE lessons and soon developed a talent and love for the sport. She was crowned 2022 British Champion in the 49kg weight class and holds the British Records with a 73 Snatch, 89 Clean & Jerk and 161 Total in the 49kg class. This summer she represented England at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The 26-year-old has faced numerous ups and downs in her career through injury but never fails to bounce back. Outside of her own sporting achievements, Gulam is a weightlifting coach and content creator. In this episode Noorin discusses: The start of her Commonwealth Games journey back in 2014. Why not being funded has been beneficial for her. Her battle with injuries over the last few years. The constant challenge of weighing in at 49kg. How her qualification came down to 1 final opportunity in front of her family and friends. The experience of a home games and the athlete village. You can keep up to date with Nooring via her Instagram: @noorinn . To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
01:13:12
September 25, 2022
Shannon Archer (Team Scotland Gymnast): Winning the 1st ever CWG Medal for Scotland
Shannon Archer (Team Scotland Gymnast): Winning the 1st ever CWG Medal for Scotland
Shannon Archer made her senior Commonwealth Games debut at Gold Coast in 2018 which saw her finish 10th in the Individual All-Around event. She also achieved 5th in the Vault final and competed in the Team Event helping the team secure a 5th place finish. At the 2022 Birmingham Games, Shannon claimed Scotland's first ever individual women's Commonwealth Games artistic gymnastics medal by claiming bronze. In this episode Shannon discusses: Her performance at the 2018 Games and her decision to retire. Coming out of retirement for the 2022 Games. The qualification process for team selection for the games. Relocating from Scotland to London to train with her coach. What it felt like to win Scotland's 1st ever medal in Artistic Gymnastics. Life after gymnastics. You can keep up today with Shannon via Instagram here: @shannonarcher29 . To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
36:16
September 18, 2022
Jess Grimson: (Team England Beach Volleyball): Being a 2 time Commonwealth Games Athlete.
Jess Grimson: (Team England Beach Volleyball): Being a 2 time Commonwealth Games Athlete.
Beach volleyball was the hardest sport that Jess Grimson ever tried and that struggle for mastery has driven her to a second Commonwealth Games. Initially bound for a college soccer scholarship in the USA, the Leeds star spiked for the first time aged 13 at the behest of her pioneering P.E teacher. The four-time British champion reached the quarter-finals at Gold Coast 2018 with Victoria Palmer and will competed on home sand with a new partner in Daisy Mumby.  In this episode Jess discusses: Being introduced to Volleyball by her PE Teacher. The challenge of being involved in an emerging sport in the UK. The injuries and challenges she's faced over the course of her career. Having to self fund or attract sponsors where possible to fund travel and tournaments. Dealing with a hard injury in the lead up to the 2022 Games. Her experiences at the 2018 Games in the Gold Coast vs the 2022 Games in Birmingham. Being a pioneer in the sport to clear the way for future generations. What she will take away from the sport. Life beyond volleyball. You can keep up to date with jess via Instagram: @jgrim02 . To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
45:49
September 11, 2022
Jake Henry (Scotland 7's): From Rupture to Rugby 7s at the Commonwealth Games
Jake Henry (Scotland 7's): From Rupture to Rugby 7s at the Commonwealth Games
Jake Henry is a professional rugby player, recently representing Scotland in Rugby 7’s at the HSBC World Series and the 2022 Commonweath Games in Birmingham. In this episode Jake discusses: The challenge of being a student athlete. The Highs and Lows in his career so far. How he dealt with being injured and going from "the bunker to the gym and back" during the covid restrictions. How a nasty achilles rupture resulted in an unforeseen opportunity in Rugby 7's. Making his debut in the HSBS World Series against South Africa. Being selected to represent Scotland at the Commonwealth Games. What he took away from his time at the Commonwealth Games. His ambitions for the upcoming rugby season and beyond. Contemplating life after rugby. You can learn more about Jake by following him on Instagram at: @jakehenryy_ . To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
44:52
September 04, 2022
Kelly Fillingham (Scottish Hockey): Right Player, Right Time, Right Opportunity - The Brave Academy.
Kelly Fillingham (Scottish Hockey): Right Player, Right Time, Right Opportunity - The Brave Academy.
Kelly Fillingham is a Performance Coach and Coach Developer. She is currently employed by Scottish Hockey as the West Regional Development Manager and the Head of Scottish Hockey Girls Emerging Talent Squad, as well as leading on the BRAVE Academy Program. She is also the Director of 360 Hockey. In this episode Kelly discusses: Her hockey career, playing in the UK and USA and being a "student of coaches". Embracing new challenges coaching in England's talent system, as well as Scottish Masters League. How Scottish Hockey entered a "Reset phase" and the opportunity to do things differently. How this lead to the Brave Academy and the idea of Emerging & Aspiring Squads. The player numbers, regional centres, education plan and future expansion. You can follow Kelly on Twitter via: @Twiddle81 and the Brave Academy via @ScottishHockey and the website www.scotttish-hockey.org.uk . Get your discounted early bird ticket to LTAD Network Conference here! The 2022 Conference runs from 9-10th July at Hartpury University with a selection of world class speakers! Don’t miss out! Get more details and secure your place here! To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
47:52
July 03, 2022
Training the Adolescent Female LTAD Chat: Erica Suter, Elisabeth Oehler & Joe Eisenmann
Training the Adolescent Female LTAD Chat: Erica Suter, Elisabeth Oehler & Joe Eisenmann
This episode is a recording of the LTAD Chat on Training the Adolescent Female, hosted by Joe Eisenmann with guests Erica Suter and Elisabeth Oehler. Erica Suter is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has a Masters in Exercise Science and Sport Performance Enhancement. As an athlete, she pcaptained the soccer team at Johns Hopkins University and was a 2x Academic All American, 2 x Scholar All American and National Player of the Year. She holds the record of being the 2nd highest goal scorer for John Hopkins University and was selected in the John Hopkins 25th Anniversary All star team. 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 her own business consulting and coaching in National Governing Bodies of different sports. She helps organizations implementing talent development programs and improving coaching education. In this episode, the pair discuss: Physical considerations in training the female athlete. Important psychological and social considerations in training teenage females. Creating buy in to the training process. Get your discounted early bird ticket to LTAD Network Conference here! The 2022 Conference runs from 9-10th July at Hartpury University with a selection of world class speakers! Don’t miss out! Get more details and secure your place here! To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
01:08:15
June 26, 2022
Professor Mark De Ste Croix (University of Gloucestershire): What does the research say?
Professor Mark De Ste Croix (University of Gloucestershire): What does the research say?
Professor Mark De Set Croix has published over 100 articles and presented at over 100 conferences across the globe. He works predominantly in football, identifying injury risk via screening and implementing prevention programmes. A key focus of his work is to help coaches develop their understanding of prevention strategies. After undertaking his teacher training degree he knew he had an interest both in children’s sport and physical activity and a growing interest in science. He completed a PhD exploring how children’s muscle strength changes with growth and maturation and is now using that knowledge to explore how to reduce injury risk in youth sport. This has provided him with opportunities to work with some of the world’s leading football clubs. Mark has just led an Erasmus+ European-funded project with partners in Spain and the Czech Republic to explore the knowledge and understanding of grass root coaches in terms of youth injury prevention. He has also obtained funding from FIFA, UEFA and the English FA to explore injury risk in female youth football, and works with organisations such as the England and Wales Cricket Board, Athletic Club Bilbao Football Club and Bristol City Football Club. In this episode Mark discusses: The many factors that should be considered in an injury risk reduction program. The importance of Training Quality as well as Training Age. Why Coach Education programs need to be more accessible for grassroots coaches. Is asymmetry as detrimental as people suggest? What does neuromuscular control really mean? Are kids affected by fatigue the same way as adults? Is there any truth to the concept of "Windows of Trainability"? You can keep up to date with Mark's research via the University of Gloucestershire Repository, his Research Gate page here, as well as via his Twitter account: @destecroixmark . Get your discounted early bird ticket to LTAD Network Conference here! The 2022 Conference runs from 9-10th July at Hartpury University with a selection of world class speakers! Don’t miss out! Get more details and secure your place here! To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
01:01:49
June 19, 2022
Speed Development LTAD Chat: Tony Holler, John Garrish & Joe Eisenmann
Speed Development LTAD Chat: Tony Holler, John Garrish & Joe Eisenmann
This episode is a recording of the LTAD Chat on Speed Development, hosted by Joe Eisenmann with guests Tony Holler and John Garrish. Tony Holler is the track coach at Plainfield North High School outside of Chicago, Illinois. Tony retired from teaching chemistry after 38 years in the classroom and has 40 years of coaching experience in American Football, Basketball and Track & Field. Tony is member of Illinois Track & Field Hall of Fame and Co-director of Track Football Consortium along with Chris Korfist. Tony created the revolutionary "Feed the cats" in 19999 and plans to publish his first book in 2022. John Garrish is the Director of Athletic Development & Performance at North Broward Prep School in Florida, and also serves as the Director of Athletic Performance for the Florida Rugby Union 7s. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wagner College, where he participated in Track & Field, and a Masters in Kinesiology & Exercise Science from the University of North Texas where he was also an intern with the Strength & Conditioning Program. In this chat they cover: The phases of speed. Testing and evaluation of speed. Teaching and coaching the biomechanics of acceleration and maximal velocity sprinting. The role of strength training and plyometrics in speed development. Programming for speed development. Get your discounted early bird ticket to LTAD Network Conference here! The 2022 Conference runs from 9-10th July at Hartpury University with a selection of world class speakers! Don’t miss out! Get more details and secure your place here! To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
01:08:17
June 12, 2022
2022 LTAD Network Conference Preview with James Baker
2022 LTAD Network Conference Preview with James Baker
In this episode, the LTAD Network Podcast takes a slightly different turn as I invite James Bakerto give a preview of the upcoming 2022 LTAD Network Conference, taking place on July 9-10th at Hartpury University.  In this episode we cover:  The benefits of Live events vs Online events. What audience the LTAD Network Conference is designed for. An overview of some of the Keynote Speakers, Topics and why they were selected. Why we aim for an equal balance of both Theory and Practical delivery. The daily schedule for the Conference. An opportunity to win a Free Ticket to the 2022 Conference.  Get your discounted early bird ticket to LTAD Network Conference here! The 2022 Conference runs from 9-10th July at Hartpury University with a selection of world class speakers! Don’t miss out! Get more details and secure your place here! To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
39:59
June 05, 2022
Aimee O'Keeffe (Manchester United Women): Why fuelling properly matters for health and performance in the female footballer.
Aimee O'Keeffe (Manchester United Women): Why fuelling properly matters for health and performance in the female footballer.
Aimee Ellen O'Keeffe is a Performance Nutritionist at Manchester United Women's team and owner of Committed Nutrition Ltd, her own private nutrition coaching company. Aimee is passionate about the female athlete, particularly breaking down barriers to fuelling and changing attitudes towards carbohydrates. Aimee has carried out a lot of research since starting in her role at Manchester United, analysing areas such as MD-1 carbohydrate intake, injury nutrition, half time carbohydrate intake to name a few. In this episode Aimee discusses: How working with a young female footballer with a stress fracture lead to her doing a Masters in Nutrition. Relative Energy Deficit Syndrome or "REDS". How underfuelling nutritionally can result in compromised bone health and stress fractures. What a day in the life of a full-time nutritionist in a pro football club looks like. The difference between disorder eating and an eating disorder. How nutrition can affect the menstrual cycle and why this matters. How social media can influence young female athletes to underfuel. You can keep up to date with Aimee's work via Instagram: @committednutrition2020 and Twitter: @Aimeellen1 . Get your discounted early bird ticket to LTAD Network Conference here! The 2022 Conference runs from 9-10th July at Hartpury University with a selection of world class speakers! Don’t miss out! Get more details and secure your place here! To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
49:28
May 29, 2022
Dr Liz Durden-Myers (PE Scholar): Is it about us or about them?
Dr Liz Durden-Myers (PE Scholar): Is it about us or about them?
Dr Liz Durden-Myers is a physical education researcher and teacher educator with over 15 years' experience within education across the primary, secondary and higher education sectors. She is currently a Senior Lecturer In Physical Education at the University of Gloucestershire & Bath Spa University, Managing Director & Co-Founder at PE Scholar & Scholary and Past Chair of the International Physical Literacy Association (IPLA). Liz is a qualified teacher and holds a PhD in Physical Literacy, a MA in Education, a MSc in Psychology and a BA (Hons) in Physical Education with QTS. Her research fields include Education, Physical Education, Philosophy, Health, Sport and Wellbeing. She has specific expertise in Physical Literacy, Teaching Pedagogy, Curriculum Design and Teacher Professional Development. Liz is an international speaker, passionate educator and physical activity advocate who champions the value of physical activity for life, for health, wellbeing and human flourishing. In this episode she discusses: The concept of human flourishing and the key principles. The relationship between Physical Activity and our Environment. What exactly is "Physical Literacy". How do we assess Physical Literacy? What is success in Physical Education? Are current/future generations of teachers equipped to deliver PE effectively? Why PE should stand for "Positive Experiences" not "Public Embarrassment". Get your discounted early bird ticket to LTAD Network Conference here! The 2022 Conference runs from 9-10th July at Hartpury University with a selection of world class speakers! Don’t miss out! Get more details and secure your place here! To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
52:40
May 22, 2022
Dan Howells (Collaborate Sports) Helping people become better versions of themselves
Dan Howells (Collaborate Sports) Helping people become better versions of themselves
Dan Howells is a high performance coach, with a career spanning over 15 years of work in elite sport, both in the UK and the USA. Dan is a certified Strength & Conditioning coach and has worked with: Olympic and Paralympic Programmes, US and GB Ski Team, English Institute of Sport, Wasps Rugby Club, England Rugby 7s, Team GB Rugby 7s (2016 and 2020 Olympics) and Houston Astros MLB Club. As well as focusing on creating impact and success within performance sport organisations, Dan is passionate about creating real world learning opportunities for developing coaches and practitioners. Coaching coaches is something he is heavily invested in. In this episode Dan discusses: His career in Premiership Rugby, the HSBS 7's World Series, the Olympics and Major League Baseball. How Collaborate Sports was born out of his own adaptability during covid. How Collaborate Sports is helping practitioners gain exposure to real world scenarios. The difference between Coaching vs Facilitating and Negligence vs Mistakes.  Why mentoring can help speed up the time reaching successful resolutions. Why mentoring should be a deliberate decision to raise awareness of developmental gaps. What good mentoring should look/feel like. To learn more about Dan's work with Collaborate Sports you can check out his accounts on Twitter: @howellsdan , Instagram:  @collaborate_sports and the website www.collaboratesports.com .  Get your discounted early bird ticket to LTAD Network Conference here! The 2022 Conference runs from 9-10th July at Hartpury University with a selection of world class speakers! Don’t miss out! Get more details and secure your place here! To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
45:07
May 08, 2022
Ashley Jones (Rugby S&C Coach): what makes a great coach?
Ashley Jones (Rugby S&C Coach): what makes a great coach?
Ashley Jones is a rugby strength and conditioning coach who has worked at the highest levels of the game for the last 30 years across 4 continents. He was involved with the physical preparation of the Crusaders (Super XV competition), New Zealand All Blacks, Australian Wallabies, Panasonic Rugby in Japan, Edinburgh Rugby in Scotland and the Samoan Rugby Union, prior to joining the Houston Saber cats. He was awarded the NSCA's Professional Coach of the Year in 2016. Ashley holds his CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) since 1988. He is also a columnist at www.elitefts.com and is a sought after speaker and writer for organisations around the world. In this episode Ashley discuss: - how he accidentally ended up playing rugby union instead of rugby league. - A formative interaction with a team captain. - How he went from teaching to coaching. - How his coaching career developed and took him around the world. - What traits he’s noticed in great coaches and athletes in the teams he’s coached. - His approach to athletic development. To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
01:10:19
May 01, 2022
Dr Sean Cumming (Bath University): An idiot's guide to Growth, Maturation and Biobanding
Dr Sean Cumming (Bath University): An idiot's guide to Growth, Maturation and Biobanding
Dr Sean Cumming is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Bath, as well as a consultant for the Premier League, Football Association, Lawn Tennis Association and Bath Rugby.  In this podcast Sean discusses: The differences between Growth, Maturation, PHV PWV. How these differ between males and females. The effect maturation has on physical attributes like speed, strength and power. The difference between Biobanding and Relative Age. How Biobanding is being used in different organisations. You can follow Sean's work via his Research Gateway profile page. Keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our Website, Twitter and Instagram. You can leave us feedback or submit a question for future episodes here.
56:23
April 25, 2022
Dan Noble (Noble Sports & Performance): Getting connected
Dan Noble (Noble Sports & Performance): Getting connected
Dan Noble is the Director of Hockey at Upper Canada College and Former Director of Athlete Performance & Development at The Hill Academy. He is also the Director of Performance at Oshawa Generals and Halifax Thunderbirds as well as the owner of Noble Sports & Performance. He is an Athletic Development Coach, Speaker & Consultant who works with athletes and organizations from the minor, international & professional level. In this episode Dan discusses: His time at the Hill Academy. How volunteering frequently lead to working with the Chinese National Women’s Hockey Team. Why connecting with the person within the athlete is vital. Working with the Canadian Women’s team in lockdown for 600+ days in the lead up to their Gold Medal at the Winter Olympics. Why collaboration with the athlete is important. You can keep up to date with Dan via Instagram: @coachnoble45 and Twitter: @coachnoble45. To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
52:10
April 10, 2022
David Johnson (West Ham United Academy): Can we reduce the affect of Growth Related injuries?
David Johnson (West Ham United Academy): Can we reduce the affect of Growth Related injuries?
David Johnson is an Academy Sports Scientist at West Ham United and previously Academy S&C coach at AFC Bournemouth. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Bath investigating Training Load in Academy Footballers. He holds an MRes in Health and Wellbeing at The University of Bath and a BSc Exercise and Sports Science graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University. In this episode David discusses: How his MRes research investigated the time lost to injuries during the period of 88-95% Predicted Adult Height. How this set the stage for a PhD investigating this issue in greater detail. Identifying the issue of increased injury rates in periods of growth and presenting back to the multi-disciplinary team. Why the overall training load including activities outside of the primary sporting context are important to understand the variety in training load. His intervention seeking to reduce the impact of Growth Related Injuries and the massive 76% reduction they achieved. Why a greater strength training stimulus may be necessary during periods before Growth Related Injuries present. The concept of the "Activity Ladder" and some of the training modification made for players with Growth Related Injuries. You can keep up to date with David's work via his Research Gate profile, as well as his Twitter account: @david_johnson11 . To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
50:23
April 03, 2022
Dr Sean Cumming (University of Bath): The latest research on Growth & Maturation
Dr Sean Cumming (University of Bath): The latest research on Growth & Maturation
Dr Sean Cumming is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Bath, as well as a consultant for the Premier League, Football Association, Lawn Tennis Association and Bath Rugby. He previously provided "An idiot's guide to Growth, Maturation and Biobanding" in Season 1, Episode 11 of the podcast.  In this episode Sean discusses: Some of the interesting research projects that have happened in the Growth & Maturation space since our last chat in 2019. The research by Megan Hill showing the influence of peak height velocity on match grades in Academy Footballers. The research by David Johnson showing that the impact of Growth related injuries can be attenuated in Academy Footballers. The continued confusion of people wrongly using Relative Age Effect and Maturation interchangeably. Why the Maturity Offset method has a large error and shouldn't be a primary tool for monitoring maturation status. Where the research is heading in the future, including the on pitch visual screening behaviours of late vs early maturers. You can follow Sean's work via his Research Gateway profile page.  To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
01:07:41
March 27, 2022
Pratik Patel (Former NFL S&C and Nutrition Coach): Cutting through the confusion.
Pratik Patel (Former NFL S&C and Nutrition Coach): Cutting through the confusion.
Pratik Patel is the former Director of Performance Nutrition and Assistant S&C with the New York Giants in the NFL for 4 years. Prior to that, Pratik was the Director of Sports Nutrition at University of Oregon, Sports Dietician at Michigan State and interned at the Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals.  In this episode Pratik discusses: His own eating and exercise behaviours as a youth. Some of the nutrition challenges that face College and NFL athletes. The fundamental principles that young athletes and their coaches should master before progressing to the complex ideas. Some key principles to help youth athletes gain lean mass. The frame size profile as a limiting factor for muscle gain. Why he no longer works in the NFL and what projects he has coming up. You can keep up to date with Pratel via his Instagram account: @pratikxpatel and via his Twitter account: @pratikxpatel .  To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
58:01
March 21, 2022
Joel Brannigan (Northumbria University): Commit to consistency.
Joel Brannigan (Northumbria University): Commit to consistency.
Joel Brannigan is an experienced coach and manager, having worked in strength and conditioning since his retirement from professional rugby in 2004, with a career that say him playing for Edinburgh, London Welsh RFC and Newcastle Falcons RFC and representing Scotland at international level. Accredited in 2007, Joel has worked with success across a diverse range of organisations and has a depth of experience in elite and professional sport, NGBs, education settings and the private sector. He has been delivering workshops for the UKSCA since 2012 as a tutor and is also a practising assessor on the current accreditation process. In addition, he has been involved in several UKSCA working groups on the subject of early years practitioner development; he is also part of the team who has taken the new UKSCA Trainer Award from its infancy to product launch.  In this episode Joel discusses:  The big impact a PE teacher had on him in his youth as a "big" kid. How being "consistently average" helped him become a professional rugby player. The influences key mentors played in his development as a coach. The various changes in the Northumbria program over the years in relation to funding at the university. The challenges encountered when working with student athletes. The trends he has noticed emerging with student athletes arriving at university. You can keep up to date with Joel via Twitter: @joelbrannigan03 . To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk ..
01:07:34
March 14, 2022
Sophie Pidcock (Brisbane Boys College): Helping teenage boys make better decisions.
Sophie Pidcock (Brisbane Boys College): Helping teenage boys make better decisions.
Sophie is the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Brisbane Boys’ College in Australia. She has spent many years working in the youth athletic development space and also has experience in a professional sporting capacity. Her current role at Brisbane Boys’ College sees her responsible for the implementation and continued improvement of sport specific S&C as well as general long-term athletic development programs across the school. Sophie’s philosophy as it pertains to youth S&C , is to deliver an all-encompassing approach to sport and general wellbeing which includes the inter-related aspects of training, resilience, nutrition and injury management.  In this episode Sophie discusses: Why the development space is such a rewarding context. An Overview of the staffing structure and logistics of the BBC program. How the program has expanded from a 1st XV and 1st 8 rowing program to service more students. The Green, White, Black program they use. Why it's important to encourage young boys to make more sensible decisions in the weight room. The future of the BBC program. You can keep up to date with Sophie’s work via Instagram: @s_pidcock and Twitter: @soph_pidcock .  To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
51:08
March 07, 2022
John Noonan (Noonan Performance): Navigating your career using the Family, Fulfillment and Finance model.
John Noonan (Noonan Performance): Navigating your career using the Family, Fulfillment and Finance model.
John Noonan is a performance coach, lecturer and business owner, he has over 15 years experience working with youth, senior and international athletes across various professional sports including Olympic medalists and National champions. In 2018 John founded his business Noonan Performance were he now works as a performance coach consultant to elite athletes and corporate clients, as well as running a coach mentorship programme. John is also a regular speaker at national and international conferences and a guest lecturer in strength and conditioning at Liverpool John Moores University. In this episode John discusses: What key life values & priorities influenced his decision to walk away from a Premier League role. How the pandemic has increased the number of coaches looking for more autonomy over their life/career. His Family, Fulfillment and Finance framework for decision making around career opportunities/progression. How whether you are a Breaker, Survivior, Thriver or Redefiner will influence your values and decisions. The importance of identifying your values and making decisions in line with them. Why the conventional wisdom of degree, internships, fulltime role may not be suitable for everyone. You can follow John's work via his Instagram account: @johnnoonancoach , Twitter account: @johnnoonancoach and website: www.noonanperformance.com , where you can buy a copy of the "Family, Fulfillment and Finance model". To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
48:04
February 21, 2022
Mike Boyle (MBSC): Programming 101
Mike Boyle (MBSC): Programming 101
Michael Boyle is the co-owner of Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, and the co-founder of Certified Functional Strength Coach. Boyle is also one of the worlds’ foremost educators in the areas of performance training, personal training and athletic rehabilitation. Boyle has been involved in training and rehabilitation with a wide range of athletes, including stars in every major professional sport. Mike has also served as a consultant to some of the top teams in the NFL, NHL, as well as numerous division one athletic programs. In addition, Boyle has been involved in Olympic Gold Medal efforts in women’s soccer, women’s ice hockey, gymnastics and judo. In 2012 and 2013 Boyle was a Strength and Conditioning Consultant to the Boston Red Sox, winners of the 2013 World Series and, from 1991-1999 Boyle served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Boston Bruins. Boyle served as strength and conditioning coach at Boston University from 1983-2012. Also an author and video seminar producer, Boyle recently released New Functional Training for Sports, his fourth book.  In this episode Mike discusses:  Why his Tweet of a "bad program" had such an uptake. What program High school athletes should really be following. Whether you should teach Olympic lifting or not. How Equipment and Facility layout dictates programming. Why It’s not about what you like. Simple and logical strategies to increase load in beginner trainees. Why it's important to consider the influence of drug users in popular programs.  His simplistic periodisation. The concept of "orthopedic cost" in programming. You can follow Mike's work via his Instagram account: @michael_boyle1959 , his Twitter account: @mboyle1959 and via his site www.strengthcoach.com . To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
01:09:30
February 14, 2022
Matt McInnes Watson (Plus Plyos): The tier system of plyometrics.
Matt McInnes Watson (Plus Plyos): The tier system of plyometrics.
Matt McInnes Watson is a performance coach and specialist in track and field, speed, power and plyometrics. Matt is the owner of Plus Plyos, a coaching business that provides plyometric programs and education. He is studying for a PhD in Plyometrics whilst teaching in the United Arab Emirates and coaching athletes from the U.K. and U.S.  In this episode Matt discusses:  His initial interest in plyometrics coming through basketball and athletics. The influence of a significant mentor in his coaching methodology. Some of the misleading research on plyometrics. A solid definition to decide if an activity is plyometric or not. Some of the volumes and doses required to elicit a training response. His tier system of categorising plyometric exercises.  Some unique metrics he and a colleague have calculated. You can follow Matt's work via his Instagram account: @plusplyos and via the website: www.plusplyos.com . To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
01:10:07
February 07, 2022
Derek Evely (EvelTrak): The importance of building your own coaching framework
Derek Evely (EvelTrak): The importance of building your own coaching framework
Derek Evely has taken a career path unique in Olympic sport. As an athletics coach, he has coached professionally at all levels along the developmental continuum and is widely regarded as a foremost expert in both youth development training / programming and elite training methodology. As a coach he has produced three World Junior Championship medalists, of which two went on to become Olympic Medalists. He was the development coach for Gary Reed (IAAF World Championships 800m Silver Medalist), Dylan Armstrong (Beijing Olympic Shot Put Bronze Medalist) and Sophie Hitchon (2016 Olympic Hammer Throw Bronze Medalist). He has coached numerous national age class, junior and senior record holders, including Sultana Frizell, the current Canadian Record Holder in the women’s hammer throw. From 1998 - 2012 has was a national team coach for both Britain and Canada to every major championship on the global calendar including the Olympic Games, IAAF World Championships, European Championships, Pan American Games and Commonwealth Games. He was the Loughborough High Performance Training Centre Director for British Athletics leading into the 2012 Olympic Games where he coached the youngest athlete on the British Athletics Team (Hitchon) to her first Olympic final. From 2005 to 2009 he was the Sport Science Manager for the Canadian Athletics Coaching Center. Currently, he consults and coaches with federations and individuals worldwide on all aspects of developmental and high-performance programming and is the owner / operator of EveltrakSport.com, a sport training and information resource for coaches, trainers, teachers and parents. He is also the host of EvelChat, the EveltrakSport.com coaching podcast.  In this episode Derek discusses:  His time at the GB athletic training centre. The Bondarchuk classification system. Why a common language is important to ensure clear communication among coaches. Why the process of writing down your training framework is vital. You can follow Derek's work via his Instagram account: @eveltrak , Twitter @eveltrak and his website: www.eveltraksport.com . To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
01:26:09
January 31, 2022
Des Ryan (Setanta College): Recruiting, Managing and Retaining a High Performance Department.
Des Ryan (Setanta College): Recruiting, Managing and Retaining a High Performance Department.
Des Ryan works for Setanta College as Director of Coaching & Performance. Des is one of the leading youth coaches and performance managers in sport and a world-renowned practitioner and speaker in the field of youth athletic development. At Setanta College, Des will contribute to the Colleges mission to be recognized in Ireland and Abroad as a leading provider of human performance and sport science research, training and education. Des joined Setanta from his position as Head of Sport Medicine & Athletic Development at Arsenal Football Club Academy, which he held for over 8 years and where he has re-shaped the concept of player development within the world of football. He has previously served as Head of S&C at Connacht Rugby, S&C to Ireland and as Fitness Education Manager within the IRFU, where he spent over 13 years developing the IRFU’s coach and player development system. Over the years Des has presented at the UKSCA, ASCA and the NSCA conferences as well as many other conferences around the world. He also has worked as a consultant to World Rugby and the National Cricket academy in India. Des has a Masters in Strength and Conditioning and is also an Accredited Strength and Conditioning coach with the UKSCA. He also has achieved the High Performance Sports Accreditation from the British Association of Sports and Exercise Science and is a chartered scientist. In this episode Des discusses: How organisations can recruit top coaching talent.# What they should offer as a package to hold on to good coaches. Why the performance review meeting is the most important meeting of the year. The importance of a multidisciplinary mission and vision. Some of the opportunities early career coaches overlook to their detriment. You can follow Des's work via his Instagram account: @desryan75 , Twitter: @DeasunO and the Setanta College website: www.setantacollege.com . To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
59:59
January 24, 2022
Elisabeth Oehler (EO Performance): Coaching the sport of weightlifting to children.
Elisabeth Oehler (EO Performance): Coaching the sport of weightlifting to children.
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 her own business consulting and coaching in National Governing Bodies of different sports. She helps organizations implementing talent development programs and improving coaching education.   In this episode Elisabeth discusses:  The differences in the German Sport System vs other countries.  How not every child is drawn to participating in Team Sports.  How she structures youth weightlifting sessions, incorporating other sporting activities.  Giving children a voice in designing the program.  Her colour coded system for encouraging children to master technique rather than intensity.  You can follow Elisabeth's work via her Instagram account: @eo.performance , Twitter @eo_performance and her website: www.eo-performance.com .  To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
44:39
January 17, 2022
Jeremy Frisch (Achieve Performance): Creating engaging youth athletic development programs.
Jeremy Frisch (Achieve Performance): Creating engaging youth athletic development programs.
Jeremy Frisch is the owner and director of Achieve Performance Training in Clinton, Mass. He is the former assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Holy Cross athletic department. While there, he worked directly with the Crusader men's basketball team, in addition to serving as the strength coach for Holy Cross' men's soccer, men's and women's lacrosse, baseball, softball, field hockey, tennis and women's track & field squads. Prior to joining Holy Cross, Frisch served as the sports performance director at Teamworks Sports Center.. He also served as a speed and strength coach for Athletes Edge Sports Training, and did a strength and conditioning internship at Stanford University. Frisch is a 2007 graduate of Worcester State College with a bachelor's degree in health science and physical education. He was a member of the football and track teams during his days at Worcester State and Assumption College.  In this episode Jeremy discusses:  Why spotting missing developmental skills fuelled his choice to leave a collegiate role to work with kids.  A typical day at Achieve Performance in terms of groups, activities and programs.  The importance of tumbling/rolling skills in risk management. His priorities when coaching athletes in different age groups.  What he monitors and measures in his programs. Balancing chaos and safety.  Hiding your coaching objectives in engaging activities.  You can follow Jeremy's work via Instagram: @achieve_performance and Twitter: @jeremyfrisch  and via www.achieveperformance.training .  To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
59:34
December 13, 2021
Paudie Roche (Arsenal FC Academy): Applying Growth & Maturation assessments in a Professional Academy.
Paudie Roche (Arsenal FC Academy): Applying Growth & Maturation assessments in a Professional Academy.
Paudie Roche is the Head Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach for Arsenal Football Club. Prior to this he was the Lead U9-U.6 coach and was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Physical Development Framework for the Academy. Currently he leads the physical development programme for the U18 and U23 squads and works alongside 3 Strength & Conditioning coaches to implement an industry leading programme. Prior to working at Arsenal Paudie gained considerable experience in a number of sports and in 2008 began work for the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) as the Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach for Munster Rugby. During his time at Munster he held the position of Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for the National Team and prepared players for the 2011 6 Nations andRugby World Cup. In his last season with the IRFU he was awarded the title of Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Irish U.20 Squad whom competed in the 2013 6 Nations and Junior World Cup Competitions. Paudie holds a Master’s Degree from Edith Cowan University, as well as accreditations from the National Strength and Conditioning Association of America (NSCA), the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA).  He is currently a Director on the Board for the UKSCA. In 2015 for his work in Youth Sport, Paudie was awarded the Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year for Youth Sport by the UKSCA. In this episode Paudie discusses: An insight into their the Arsenal Academy staffing structure and locations. An in depth overview of the delivery of physical development within the Arsenal FC Academy from U9 - U23 squads. Why assessing maturation forms an integral part of the Arsenal academy program. How they use their traffic light system to manage different stages of maturation. How they utilise biobanding fixtures and the importance of increasing the number of biobanding opportunities. How involving parents is important in load management of young athletes. You can keep up to date with Paudie via Twitter: @coach_roche_ . To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
58:11
December 06, 2021
Nicolai Morris (New South Wales Institute of Sport): How to start coaching gymnastic activities.
Nicolai Morris (New South Wales Institute of Sport): How to start coaching gymnastic activities.
Nicolai Morris is a strength and conditioning coach with Men and Women's Hockey at the New South Wales Institute of Sport. Nicolai also works with Tokyo Olympic Silver Medalist High Jumper Nicola McDermott. Previously, Nicolai worked as an S&C specialist with High Performance Sport New Zealand as the lead of the New Zealand women's hockey team, and with the New Zealand Rowing in the elite and U23/Junior pathways. She also worked as the Head strength and conditioning coach for the Australian Beach Handball team, Sydney Uni and the NSW Women’s State of Origin team. Nicolai is a ASCA Level 2, Pro-Scheme Elite coach, and holds a Masters in Strength and Conditioning with over a decade of coaching experience. In this episode Nicolai discusses: Her entry into swimming due to severe asthma and her first experience of S&C. Exposure to different activities and coaching men's gymnastics. How this skillset has helped her coaching with different sports from Rugby to High Jump. Some useful starting points for those wanting to integrate gymnastic activities. Red Flags to look out for with athletes. A unique case study using gymnastics with Tokyo Silver Medallist in High Jump, Nicola McDermott You can follow Nicolai's work via Instagram: @nicolai_morris and Twitter: @nicolai_morris . To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
52:08
November 29, 2021
Jake Jennings (Bendigo Pioneers): Are you ready for the worst case scenario?
Jake Jennings (Bendigo Pioneers): Are you ready for the worst case scenario?
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 learning from a range of people, across cultures and disciplines in sport.  Jake moved to Bendigo, VIC in 2019 to undertake an industry PhD role with the Bendigo Pioneers NAB League sides and La Trobe University where he is investigating the match-play demands of elite-junior and senior Australian Rules football, and characteristics associated with draft success. Jake has held youth development roles that he believes either suit, or challenge traditional LTAD models, providing him with a unique ability to blend an approach and drive performance. In this episode Jake discusses: An overview of AFL for the uninitiated. His data collection across AFL and Junior competition and some novel metrics he is investigating. How the training and match demands between Junior and Senior AFL compare. How these metrics may relate to success in the AFL draft. How much training volume is really necessary? Should we spend more time on skill development vs physical development? Breaking down GPS data to identify the what, where and when peak running demands occur. Prescribing training drills and activities based on peak demands. You can follow Jake's work on Twitter via: @jake_jennings1 and via his LinkedIn page. To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
01:03:40
November 22, 2021
Lachlan Wilmot (Athletes Authority): Bringing Professional support to the Semi Pro and Developing athlete.
Lachlan Wilmot (Athletes Authority): Bringing Professional support to the Semi Pro and Developing athlete.
Lachlan Wilmot has been working in the fitness industry going on 17 years, working with both the general population and elite level athletes. After completing a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, Lachlan continued his education, completing his Honours thesis in Sports Science. Lachlan spent 8 years as the Senior Athletic Performance Coach specialising in strength and power at the GWS Giants AFL Club based in Sydney, after previous involvement with the AIS-AFL Academy and NSW/ACT AFL Academy. Lachlan then moved across to the Parramatta Eels NRL Club to take on the role of High-Performance Manager. After 2 seasons at the club he made the decision to transition into his private company Athletes Authority. Lachlan is currently the Director of Coaching and Performance at Athletes Authority in Sydney, a company that specialises in athlete development and coach education. Lachlan also currently sits on the board of directors for the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association. In this episode Lachlan discusses: His very unique job interview for the GWS Giants role. His Presuasion, Persuasion and Prosuasion model for networking and building your career. How they built Athlete's Authority. An overview of the oustanding facility and services they offer. Why individualised programming may not be as beneficial as we think. How connection and community is at the heart of what they do. Why the discriminate on an athlete's attitude rather than performance level. You can follow Athletes Authority via their website: www.athletesauthority.com.au and via their Instagram: @athletesauthority . You can follow Lachlan on Instagram: @performancecoach_wilmot and Twitter: @lachlan_wilmot. To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
54:15
November 15, 2021
Josh Fletcher (The Practitioner Wellness Guy): Who's looking after the coach's wellbeing?
Josh Fletcher (The Practitioner Wellness Guy): Who's looking after the coach's wellbeing?
Josh Fletcher is 'The Practitioner Wellness Guy'. He currently works for Hintsa with an F2 racing driver, previously EXOS with the Special Forces, Elite sport in India, English Institute of Sport and in Professional Rugby. Recently he has dedicated his core business "Career Blueprint" to supporting performance practitioners in taking control of their well-being. He believes that as coaches we are pretty poor at looking after ourselves, putting our time and energy into our athletes and other people, impacting our happiness, health and wealth. He believes it's time for your personal well-being to stop being an afterthought because you are more than just a performance practitioner.   In this episode Josh discusses:   How he ended burning out as a coach. How an unusual contract with Exos ended up leading to him living in France and working in F2. How anyone in the S&C industry long term encounters burnout in some form. Why we as coaches need to take control of our own happiness, health and wealth and not leave it to our employers. Why/How he is curating conversations around practitioner wellness. How you can get involved in the conversation.  You can Josh's work via Instagram: @careerblueprint and Twitter: @coachblueprint1 .  You can join the  Facebook community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/practitionerwellbeing and check out Josh Website here: www.yourcareer-blueprint.com . To enter a competition to win 1 of 5 free journals enter here: https://tinyurl.com/athletic-evolution-competition . To get a 15% off discount use the code: athleticevo (all lower case).  To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork .  You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk
59:08
November 08, 2021
Clive Brewer (East Tennessee State University): Developing your coaching craft and career
Clive Brewer (East Tennessee State University): Developing your coaching craft and career
Clive Brewer is the Performance Director for the Center for Coaching Excellence / Assistant Professor of Sports Science at ETSU. He consults internationally, supporting Olympic Athletes such as Galen Rupp in his preparation for 2021 Olympics. Clive also leads on coach development education programs internationally - for example, the restructure of the UKSCA coach development pathway and is also an Adjunct Professor for the School of Coaching & Sports Science at West Virginia University.      Clive was the Performance Director for Columbus Crew in 2020, and prior to this was the Assistant Director of High Performance for the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball Team.   Clive has consulted with organizations such as Manchester United FC, USA Football, Wimbledon tennis championships, WTA, Scotland National Rugby League, Liverpool Ladies, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), SportsMed Global, Cirque du Soleil and IMG Academy. In August 2015, he was awarded the fellowship of the UKSCA in recognition of his contribution to the industry.   His latest book “Developing athletic movement skills” was published by Human Kinetics in 2017. A regular speaker at International conferences, Clive has published 2 other books, 8 book chapters and more than 15 papers on training methods, coaching & performance in peer-reviewed journals.  In this episode, Clive discusses:  The rise of opportunities away from the professional clubs and institutes of sport. Why the youth setting is a great place to learn the skills required for coaching. How coaches are starting to recognise the youth setting as an legitimate career. The simplest advice to becoming a better coach. The valuable lessons he took from coaching primary school children. His varied roles and what motivates him in accepting a new opportunity.  You can follow Clive on Twitter via: @Clivesportsandc and on LinkedIn.  To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
01:06:08
November 01, 2021
David Joyce (High Performance Training for Sports): Keeping the end in mind
David Joyce (High Performance Training for Sports): Keeping the end in mind
David Joyce is an internationally recognized leader in human performance, strategy and decision making. He holds Masters degrees in both Sports Physiotherapy and Strength & Conditioning, as well as an MBA. He has worked with hundreds of elite athletes, including multiple world and Olympic champions and in multiple sports around the world. Nowadays, Dave’s focus has shifted much more towards enabling major sporting organisations, corporates, start-ups and emerging leaders navigate through the choppy seas of complexity, and set themselves up to thrive in an increasingly uncertain future. He has written and co-edited with Daniel Lewindon 2 internationally best-selling textbooks on high-performance and rehabilitation, and the new edition of High Performance Training For Sports has just been released to critical acclaim around the world. In this episode David discusses: His varied career in both team and olympic sports in Australia, UK, Europe and China. How an interesting move to Galatasaray came about. His time at Western Force and combatting being the most travelled team in the world. The similarities that exist in coaching both sport and executives. Why coaches should write their own eulogy. Why clarity on your values and mission are vital for congruence as a coach. How he and Dan Lewindon had no idea when they embarked on the 1st edition of High Performance Training for Sports. How the 2nd edition isn't just a revamp of the 1st, but an entirely different book in it's own right. You can follow David on Twitter via: @DavidGJoyce or via LinkedIn. You can purchase the latest edition of High Performance Training for Sports here. To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
54:27
October 24, 2021
Grant Jenkins (Propel Perform): How to get "lucky" in your coaching career and business.
Grant Jenkins (Propel Perform): How to get "lucky" in your coaching career and business.
Grant Jenkins is the Director of Propel Perform, as well as a Strength & Conditioning Coach & an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Grant specialises in coaching developmental athletes with a long list of demonstrated success: 2 Athletes selected as Queensland State Junior Sports Stars of the Year; a Wimbledon Junior Champion; State Powerlifting Champion; age-group BMX World Champions; age-group Triathlon World Champion; over 20 National Tennis Champions. In 2017 he received the distinguished recognition of being awarded ‘Master Coach’ by the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association - the highest level of qualification in Australia. Additionally he holds: Bachelor of Science (Hons) with Sport Science & Rehabilitation. Level 3 Strength & Conditioning Coach (Australian Strength & Conditioning Association). Accredited Exercise Physiologist (Exercise & Sport Science Association) State Level Sports Power Coach (Australian Weightlifting Federation).. You can often hear him on the Australian ABC Radio giving his insight to the world of high performance and health. He has appeared on ESPN’s series ‘Search for Hurt’ , as well as contributed interviews in Men’s Health magazine. In this episode Grant discusses: The influence his father had in driving his entrepreneurship. The various "lucky" breaks he had in his developing career. The red ocean vs blue ocean strategy applied in S&C. Some of the opportunities S&C Coaches are overlooking when they set sights on the "pros". How he teaches his interns to "get lucky" in their interactions and careers. The skills required to set up a successful coaching business. The disconnect between LTAD theory and real world application. You can follow Grant on Twitter via: @grant_jenkins and on Instagram via: @grant_jenkins . You can sign up to Grant's newsletter here: www.grantjenkins.info . You can learn more about Propel Perform here: www.propelperform.com . To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
01:07:45
October 17, 2021
Marina Carrier (Tokyo 2020 Olympian): An insider's view of the Olympic Games.
Marina Carrier (Tokyo 2020 Olympian): An insider's view of the Olympic Games.
Marina Carrier is a Tokyo 2020 Olympian who represented Australia in the Modern Pentathlon. She has been involved in Pentathlon since the age of 12. At the senior level, her highest world ranking was #39, whilst her she finished her U18 Youth career at #7 in the World. She has had several international podium finishes, including beating the World #2. She has also previously been the  Australian National Champion in 2017 & 2018.  In this episode she discusses:  The impact Covid lockdowns had on her training and preparation for the Olympic Games.  How she had to adapt her training environments and scheduling to achieve a "Best Possible" performance.  How she could barely walk just 8 weeks prior to competing.  The additional requirements of travel, testing, processing, quarantines and strict departures required for the athletes in order to compete.  Why she decided to listen to her body and change her practice schedule just days before competing.  How the joy of sport can be lost at the elite level and the importance of preserving it.  Why her primary aim was to be present in the moment and to enjoy her Olympic Games experience.  You can read more about Marina on the Australian Olympic Team Website .  To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
34:06
September 12, 2021
Clive Brewer (East Tennessee State University): Are you making the athlete better?
Clive Brewer (East Tennessee State University): Are you making the athlete better?
Clive Brewer is the Performance Director for the Center for Coaching Excellence / Assistant Professor of Sports Science at ETSU. He consults internationally, supporting Olympic Athletes such as Galen Rupp in his preparation for 2021 Olympics. Clive also leads on coach development education programs internationally - for example, the restructure of the UKSCA coach development pathway and is also an Adjunct Professor for the School of Coaching & Sports Science at West Virginia University.     Clive was the Performance Director for Columbus Crew in 2020, and prior to this was the Assistant Director of High Performance for the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball Team.   Clive has consulted with organizations such as Manchester United FC, USA Football, Wimbledon tennis championships, WTA, Scotland National Rugby League, Liverpool Ladies, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), SportsMed Global, Cirque du Soleil and IMG Academy.   In August 2015, he was awarded the fellowship of the UKSCA in recognition of his contribution to the industry.   His latest book “Developing athletic movement skills” was published by Human Kinetics in 2017. A regular speaker at International conferences, Clive has published 2 other books, 8 book chapters and more than 15 papers on training methods, coaching & performance in peer-reviewed journals.  In this episode, Clive discusses:  Why sport is a “people business”.  The evolution of the industry along with various job titles.  Differences between the industry in the UK and US.  Why being new to a sport as a coach can give you a unique position to question the way things are done.  Making the most of staff/expertise around you.  His road trip analogy for working in an interdisciplinary team.  Why technology can’t trump trade craft.  The importance of reflective practices in progressing your coaching skill.  The importance of working with new individuals/sports/environments to progress your coaching.  You can follow Clive on Twitter via: @Clivesportsandc and on LinkedIn. To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork .  You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk
54:40
September 05, 2021
Ash Cox (Edge Hill University): Are we missing a prime opportunity to equip adolescents for resistance training?
Ash Cox (Edge Hill University): Are we missing a prime opportunity to equip adolescents for resistance training?
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 at some of the leading educational resources including Chester University and TRA Performance. He has worked with a broad range of sports men and women at elite and amateur level including Tennis, MMA, Rugby, Olympic winter sports, Boxing and Horse racing. He has also presented to premiership football academies on athlete optimisation, specifically strength development to optimise performance and minimize injury. Ash also has a keen interest in supporting the general population and sits as a member of the Faculty of Public Health. In this episode Ash discusses: How his own experience as a youngster shaped his emphasis on resistance training. Why resistance training is a more accurate representation of post-school physical activity habits for adult life, rather than team sport. How we are failing to capitalise on the school experience as the ideal scenario to equip adolescents in resistance training. The  significant barriers to engaging in effective training programs in school settings. Why PE teachers need greater upskilling and support to deliver effective resistance training. How this change could help improve societal habits and relieve the burden on the National Health Service. You can follow Ash on Twitter via: @ashcox16 and on Instagram via: @ash_cox . You can can check out Redwood Performance here: www.redwoodperformanceinstitute.co.uk and keep up to date with Ash's research via his Research Gate profile. To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
56:39
August 29, 2021
James Baker (The LTAD Network): Applying the LTAD models to real life.
James Baker (The LTAD Network): Applying the LTAD models to real life.
James Baker is a coach, educator and researcher that is passionate about helping people achieve their potential as athletes and coaches. He is one of the co-founders of the LTAD Network, previously known as Proformance Strength & Conditioning, and brings a unique blend of skills and experience as a S&C coach, PE teacher, sport scientist and researcher. He is currently a Strength & Conditioning coach and Performance Support Lead at the Aspire Academy in Doha, Qatar. Alongside his coaching responsibilities he is leading a research project on the impact of growth and maturation in youth track and field. In 2020, he received the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association’s Senior Research Award on behalf of the Aspire Academy research team. Prior to arriving at Aspire, James established a number of school based LTAD programmes in the UK, including St. Peter’s R.C. High School in Gloucester. He created and integrated a 7-year LTAD pathway into the state school Physical Education curriculum, redefining what could be offered by state secondary schools in terms of support for “Gifted and Talented” pupils. In 2017, James was awarded the United Kingdom Strength & Conditioning Associations’ S&C Coach of the Year Award for Youth Sport for his work at the school. In this episode James discusses: • The aim to make the application of LTAD coaching easy to understand and apply in a simple and practical way. • How the model has been tested in a variety of environments including the private, education and academy sectors. • Why training age/competency trumps chronological or biological age. • Differences between the female and male models. • How the model maps across to schools and sport academies. • How the model can benefit both individual coaches and organisations. • How to access the model for free here: https://education.ltadnetwork.com/course/free-resources To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
01:09:48
August 25, 2021
David "Jacko" Jackson (Rooted Life): Breathing Basics.
David "Jacko" Jackson (Rooted Life): Breathing Basics.
David Jackson is an Advanced Oxygen Advantage breathwork coach, a former professional rugby player, Accredited UKSCA Strength & Conditioning coach, NASM performance enhancement & corrective exercise specialist and co-founder of the School of Calisthenics that combines movement and breathwork to develop freedom in our bodies and minds. Having worked with professional & recreational athletes to enhance performance through better breathing as well as clients seeking better stress management through breathwork He is passionate about helping everyone fulfil their true potential through enhancing their breathing whatever their goals. In this episode Jacko discusses: How an initial curiosity sparked a deep dive into breath work. The importance of nasal breathing rather than mouth breathing. Some biochemistry of breathing/respiration and the benefits and adaptations of breathwork. How breathwork can improve recovery within and between training sessions. Basics to focus on to get started improving breathing mechanics. His key resources to learn more about breathwork. You can check out Jacko's FREE Better Breathing Ebook here, his Youtube channel here and his Online Breathwork Basics Course here.  You can can check out his site www.rootedlife.co.uk  and keep up to date with him via the Instagram account: @jackohumanflag . To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
53:18
August 15, 2021
Ranell Hobson (Academy of Sport Speed): Training around the menstrual cycles of female athletes.
Ranell Hobson (Academy of Sport Speed): Training around the menstrual cycles of female athletes.
Ranell Hobson is the founder of the Academy of Sport Speed Australia (ASSA). She is an S&C Coach with a specialty in Speed. Through her private coaching, Ranell has helped hundreds of athletes modify their physical qualities and biomechanics to maximise speed performance. Ranell is in her 6th year as S&C Coach GWS Fury Premier League (Netball) and 3rd year as the Speed Specialist for NSW Baseball. In 2019 Ranell was awarded the ‘ASCA Performance Development Coach of the Year’ for her work as S&C Coach of the Premiership winning GWS Fury Premier League U23’s Netball team. Ranell is a regular presenter at Strength & Conditioning and Fitness Conventions and has delivered her Explosive Speed Development courses and Athlete clinics across Australia, the UK and Asia. An elite masters athlete in her own right, Ranell has won 6 World Championship Medals, holds multiple State, National and Oceania titles in the Sprint events and is a previous World Record holder in the 4 x 100m. In this episode Ranell discusses: The importance of increasing strength through peak weight velocity in female athletes. How she integrates strength training on the track, pitch and court. When to focus on strength/power and when to back off during the menstrual cycle. How she organises her training programs within a squad of female athletes according to their cycles. The opportunities to get better at the individual details within a team context. You can check out Ranell's work at www.academyofsportspeed.com  and keep up to date with her via the Instagram account: @academyofsportspeed . To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
38:48
August 01, 2021
Ivi Casagrande (FA Women's Super League Club): Empowering female athletes to manage the menstrual cycle.
Ivi Casagrande (FA Women's Super League Club): Empowering female athletes to manage the menstrual cycle.
Ivi Casagrande was a scholarship athlete playing for the soccer team at Bowling Green State University where she got her Bachelor's degree in Pre-Medicine. After graduating, she played semi-profesionally at Toledo Villa before pursuing a master's degree in Kinesiology at Bowling Green State University and serving as the Sports Performance coach for the soccer team there. Before becoming the sports performance coach with the Division I soccer team. In 2018, she joined US Soccer as a Network Sport Scientist providing support for the girls youth national teams. Additionally she was the Director of Sports Performance at the Redline Athletics youth athletic training center. In 2019, she became the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Orlando Pride before taking the post of  Women’s & Girls Sports Scientist at an FA WSL club. In this episode Ivi discusses: Fulfilling a dream of working with world class player Marta. The complicated nature of injury. The importance of taking a holistic approach to injury prevention. The importance of casual conversations in building rapport with athletes. Empowering female athletes to manage their cycle with positive behaviours. Her toolkit  to help female athlete manage symptoms. Why there is no one size fits all approach. You can check out Ivi's work at www.ivicasagrande.com  and keep up to date with her via the Instagram account: @ivicasagrande and via @ivicasagrande on Twitter. To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
47:21
July 25, 2021
Dr Sylvia Moeskops (Cardiff Metropolitan University): Nature or Nurture - Can young females benefit from strength training?
Dr Sylvia Moeskops (Cardiff Metropolitan University): Nature or Nurture - Can young females benefit from strength training?
Dr Sylvia Moeskops is a lecturer in Strength and Conditioning at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She has recently completed her PhD which investigated the effects of growth, maturation and training on strength and power development in young female artistic gymnasts. Her interest in the topic was inspired from her experiences as a young gymnast and her time coaching artistic gymnasts. Sylvia works as a strength and conditioning coach in the Youth Physical Development Centre at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She currently leads the programming and delivery for the young artistic female gymnasts. She has also recently started strength and conditioning provision in local gymnastics clubs & delivering S&C CPD workshops for Welsh Gymnastics. In this episode Sylvia discusses: How her 8 week Master's study set the scene for her PhD Research. The resource intensive nature of running a 10 month long term training study for her PhD. The importance of having a control, gymnastics only and a combined training group to demonstrate training effect. The extensive testing battery they used to determine if S&C improved performance in youth female gymnasts. Why she spent 8 weeks focussing on movement competency even with gymnasts. The importance of cognitive maturity in determining young athlete's programs. The results, benefits and applications of her PhD research in training young female athletes. You can check out Sylvia work via her Research Gate profile here  and keep up to date with her via the Instagram account: @project_spring_gymnasts and via @sylviamoeskops on Twitter. To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
47:10
July 18, 2021
Nathan Parnham (Brisbane Grammar School): Answering the FAQs of the Sporting Parent.
Nathan Parnham (Brisbane Grammar School): Answering the FAQs of the Sporting Parent.
Nathan Parnham is an Athletic Development Coach based in Australia. He has worked in various roles throughout his career in the development and professional space across both genders for close to two decades. He has recently taken up a role as  the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Brisbane Grammar School. Nathan has played role in the development of a range of state, national, and professional athletes currently plying their trade in the Australian Netball League, A/W-league's, NRL, Super Rugby, Rugby7s, and the ITF Tennis Circuit. He has recently transitioned from professional sport back into the development realm and is passionate about sharing content and highlighting aspects that Coaches and Parents may find useful.  In this episode Nathan discusses: His recent switch to Brisbane Grammar School and ow the S&C delivery works at the school. Being aware of the variety of demands and realising that we can't have adult expectations. His aim to write a guide to answer the FAQs of parents and coaches. The journey from pipe dream to publication. The range of content included such as scheduling, supplements, sport sampling and maturation. Additional contributions from coaches and athletes. You can pick up a copy of The Sporting Parent" at www.nathanparnham.com and keep up to date with Nathan via the Instagram account: @thesportingparent and via @nathan_parnham . To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
43:43
July 11, 2021
Dr Mike Young (Athletic Lab): Developing the different strength qualities - Where does it all fit?
Dr Mike Young (Athletic Lab): Developing the different strength qualities - Where does it all fit?
Dr Mike Young is a nationally recognized researcher, coach, and educator. His depth of knowledge and experience in the field of athletic development is evidenced by his stays at all three U.S. Olympic Training Centers as an athlete (Lake Placid), sport scientist (Colorado Springs & Chula Vista), and coach (Colorado Springs). Mike has an undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology, an MS in Athletic Administration and a PhD in Biomechanics. Mike has earned NSCA’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, is recognized by USA Weightlifting as a Club and Advanced Sport Performance Coach, a Crossfit Level 1 Certified Trainer, is one of less than 20 USA Track & Field (USATF) Level 3 coaches in the country and has a USATF Level 2 certification in 3 event areas. Mike has served as the primary coach for national/international team qualifiers in Athletics, as well as Bobsleigh, Skeleton and Weightlifting. InTrack & Field, he has coached or assisted multiple Olympians, National Champions, Masters National and World Champions and Collegiate National Champions. Additionally, he has served as the S&C coach for professionals in the NFL, MLB and MLS. He served as the Fitness Coach for the Vancouver Whitecaps and Carolina Railhawks. Previously, Mike coached Athletics at the NCAA level at 4 Universities, most notably coaching 4 years at LSU where the team won 6 National Championships. Mike is equally qualified as a sport scientist and coach educator. His research on sprinting, stretching, balance and throwing activities have been published and presented in Regional, National and International journals and conferences and he is an invited editor for the Journal of Sports Sciences and Sports Biomechanics. In this episode Mike discusses: Progression from beginner to advanced/ pre session to competition. Why teamsports require a high eccentric force generating capacity. The importance of building basic concentric strength before progressing to more specific strength qualities. His thresholds for focussing on more specific strength qualities. A practical rule of thumb for stimulating eccentric strength. Some of the tools and methods he uses in training programs to monitor these qualities. Ensure the training signal to the body is as clear as possible. Practical examples of a training week with his T&F athletes. You can keep up to date with Mike via the Instagram account: @mikeyoungphd and via the @athleticlab . To learn more about the LTAD Network check out www.ltadnetwork.com or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ltadnetwork . You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our www.athleticevolution.co.uk , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .
01:04:26
July 04, 2021