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 will help the best get better.
In this fascinating conversation we explore a range of topics including:
Why all road cyclists should do cyclo-cross
Why we should keep the 'technical groove' as shallow as possible for as long as possible
His very different take on 'the rule of 3'
The ways he helped an existing Olympic Champion to become even better
This is one not to be missed...
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 learning.
In this super interesting conversation we cover...
How 40 different 3 v 3 games could become 140
His views on the development of creativity in players
How his club has turned the tables and ask the coaches to do trials and get the kids to select them if they are suitable
Why paying coaches is the model that they have adopted
There is a lot of interesting stuff in here. I hope you enjoy.
Peter's book can be pre ordered at a discounted price by clicking here
Book tickets for the 'Future of Coaching' event I will be hosting with John O'Sullivan and Mark Bennett here
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 Movement Skills in a different way.
The limited transfer that comes from low variability movements.
Understanding the 'dose requirement of skill acquisition.
How the constraints based approach can help to develop practices that will do the teaching for you.
And a whole lot more...
Hope you enjoy.