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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...

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 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...

September 19, 2018

Peter Prickett is a coach that is passionate about the role that games can play in the child's sports experience. So much so that he has written a book that is dedicated to playing games. But not just any games...specifically 3 v 3 games as he believes that they offer the most representative football experience and provide the richest opportunities for...

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...

June 13, 2018

At the Talent Equation we like to innovate and try new things. In keeping with this spirit of innovation this week's episode is a bit of an experiment. 

Rob Gray from www.perceptionaction.com and The Perception Action Podcast stopped by for a chat and was game enough to allow me to include a live (virtual) studio audience in the shape of members of my p...

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