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November 13, 2019

John Kessel works for USA Volleyball, as Director of Sport Development. He currently serves as the staff liaison for Disabled Programs & USA Deaflympic Teams. His main goal is to help make all coaches more efficient, positive and creative, no matter what level - 7 year olds in an elementary school program or National team players and programs. He chall...

October 23, 2019

Ted Suikonen is a Skill Development Specialist Coach that has been working in professional ice hockey for most of his career. He is currently the skill development coach with Locomotiv Moscow in Russia and boasts an impressive track record of developing players to play at the elite level in Russia many of whom have been drafted into the NHL.

In this fas...

October 10, 2019

Richard Shorter (AKA Non Perfect Dad) is back to help me celebrate 'Parents In Sport Week'.

I am also extremely excited to announce that Richard and I have created a new course called 'Conversations 4 Growth' which is designed to support parents to navigate the complexity of supporting and guiding young people through their sporting journey.

The course c...

July 17, 2019

Alex Lascu is a researcher and cricket coach from Australia. She has dual Bachelor's degrees (Exercise Science & Psychology) from the University of Queensland and is now studying a PhD at the University of Canberra. Alex is passionate about the pursuit of research in sport, focusing on talent development of female cricketers. 

In this conversation...

June 26, 2019

Will Roberts is a senior lecturer in sport and exercise at the University of Gloucestershire.

His teaching and research interests revolve around two key areas; the sociology of sport, and coaching pedagogy. His PhD examines the role coaching has in providing social and personal change.  

In this conversation we explore the challenges that coaches face wh...

June 12, 2019

Sam Jarman is back and this time he is really challenging some of my conceptions of what we understand to be the reality of the youth sport experience. In this episode we delve into philosophical psychology as we explore whether what we value in sport is actually a product of social  and cultural constructs which restrict us from genuinely exploring th...

June 5, 2019

Gunny is back with his unique brand of effervescent coaching conversation. As always, Gunny is exploring all things engagement and coach development. In this conversation we explore why Gunny feels that coaches should embrace 'Maslow before Bloom' in a reference to meeting an athlete's needs before learning can occur. We also discuss how indigenous gam...

May 16, 2019

Ben Franks  is a researcher in skill acquisition at the University Campus in Football Business (UCFB) based at Wembley in London and he is also a goalkeeper coach. His research studied visual search behaviour in elite goalkeepers and sought to explore how they use their eyes to help them with anticipatory decision making. 

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May 15, 2019

Olly Logan is 'Analysis Lead' at British Swimming. This is a rather misleading title as it doesn't really do justice to the role that Olly plays in supporting the development of elite British swimmers. As you will see from this conversation Olly's role is about using analysis, data, research and skill acquisition knowledge to devise interventions that...

February 13, 2019

Alex Twitchen has spent all his life in coaching.

It is something that he has been able to combine as a career and as a practitioner. He is passionate about learning and development and is as passionate about helping other coaches develop as he is about the development of the players he coaches.

His most recent career move has seen him working in the 'Un...

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