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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...

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. 

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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 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 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...

November 16, 2018

Here is a new game that I created recently that is designed to challenge players abilities to move the ball into different areas of the pitch collectively as well as develop their awareness of what their opponents are doing and develop strategies to counteract them. 

Here are the boys working out their strategy during one of their 30 second huddles in b...

August 9, 2018

Andrew Wilson is a researcher from Leeds Beckett University in the UK who co writes about ecological psychology in a fascinating blog 'Notes from two scientific psychologists' 

In this fascinating and insightful conversation Andrew and I explore various aspects of Ecological Psychology and try to apply them to real world problems in coaching. We ex...

July 19, 2018

Phil Kearney is a researcher, lecturer and coach. He is based at the University of Limerick in Ireland and is one of the 'Great Triumvirate' of Irish skill acquisition leaders along with Ed Coughlan and Olly Logan. 

In this episode we really dig into some of the research behind skill acquisition and its application including...

  • Looking at Fundamental...

June 20, 2018

Juan Gonzalez Mendia from www.sudamericacoaching.com is a coach and coach developer that is working to bring non linear approaches to South America. 

He works with schools, clubs, provincial associations and national governing bodies to help them to embrace player centred development philosophies and approaches. 

In this episode we explore...

  • The issu...

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