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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...

December 12, 2018

This week's podcast is another experiment in sound recording. I am travelling in my car, Mark has just come out of the gym, Juan is in his office at school and John has just got back from taking the children to school. But we still managed to record a conversation!! 

You join us as we are planning our forthcoming conference 'The Future of Coaching' as w...

November 28, 2018

Dr Amanda Visek is a researcher from George Washington University in the U.S as well as being an active sports coach and someone who is passionate about the role that sport can play to improve children's lives. Her research provides a fascinating look into what makes sport fun for children and the results will surprise you. 

In this super interesting co...

February 9, 2016

*not really!


OK so I might have slightly over reached here...but there are some very interesting recommendations being proposed in this paper  which has some really strong challenges for the talent development community.


The paper presents a consensus position based on a 'meta-analysis' of the available research into talent development in sport th...

November 14, 2015

I was reading this great article from Ash Smith over at www.superhumanperformance.org which was all about how kids developing amazing abilities by challenging each other and trying to outdo the last trick or skill they have performed. 


It took me back to my childhood when I used to invent games with my brother and freinds to play in the park or th...

March 6, 2015

All over the world children are starving. You only need to switch on the news to see images of children in underdeveloped countries suffering with a lack of nutrition while the adults who should know better are too busy fighting or scoring political points off each other to make sure that they are properly nourished. Well I am afraid to say that the ve...

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