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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...

November 21, 2018

Scott McNeill is a Performance Coach Developer for GB Hockey, a Performance Director for the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland as well as a mentor for the Premier League.

He has been part of a group of people that have led a transformation within GB Field Hockey to redevelop the player development system in line with the principles of Ecological Dyn...

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 6, 2018

Brett Holland is a self confessed coaching geek!! 


He is a full time coach at one of the most prestigious sporting universities in the UK and he has one of the best jobs in the world. 

In this conversation we explore his methods, philosophy and approaches and get under the hood of his experiences as a coach both positive and negative.

Our discussions inc...

May 16, 2018

James Vaughan is a coach at the AIK Academy in Sweden. He is a colleague of Mark O'Sullivan and Dennis Hortin (both previous podcast guests) and is a regular contributor to the fantastic website 'Player Development Project'. James has a rich background as a coach and as a researcher and has been fortunate to study under the guidance of some of the lead...

November 22, 2017

Calvin Betton has the life that would be the envy of many. He travels Europe coaching and helping young tennis players to strive to break into the professional ranks. It's a tough life but somebody's got to do it...right? Not necessarily...

In this episode we get an inside picture of the life of a tennis coach working at the cliff edge of the talent spa...

August 16, 2017

Nick Hill is probably one of the most committed coaches to his personal development that I have ever met. His quest for continuous improvement has taken him to all corners of the globe from Australia, to New Zealand to Chile and the US. 

If coaching expertise was measured in air miles then this guy has to be in the premier league! 

Nick's career has...

July 5, 2017

Stuart Morgan from www.stuartmorgangolf.com was the Director of Instruction at the International Junior Golf Academy in the USA. Stuart has spent his life helping young golfers to develop and has a wealth of knowledge to share with the talent community. 

We focus on the experiences he went through with developing a young female golfer called Emily Price...

April 14, 2017

In this episode, I explain how the reluctance to have honest conversations with young athletes is a major blockage to their development. 
 

Sometimes we are fearful that we will affect their confidence and damage their self-esteem so we can offer false praise in an effort to avoid damaging them. However, while this might feel like it is the right thing...

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