The Athletic Evolution Podcast

The Athletic Evolution Podcast

www.athleticevolution.co.uk
A podcast for Parents, Sports Coaches, PE Teachers, Support staff and anyone else interested in Youth Athletic Development! Our mission is to support grassroots coaches in the development of youth athletes. Here you’ll find interviews with technical coaches, support staff, researchers and former athletes, helping us all to improve our coaching with young athletes.


Darren Ritchie (England Athletics): The importance of Coach Development and Mentoring
Apr 6 • 49 min
Darren Ritchie is the Event Group Lead for Jumps and Combined Events at England Athletics. He previously spent 11 years at Scottish Athletics in variety of roles including National Jumps and Combined Events Manager, Performance Manager, National Coach…
Andy Blyth (Simplyperform): Teach it, Test it, Tweak it
Mar 30 • 70 min
Andy Blyth is a Sport and Performance Psychologist, based in Edinburgh, specialising in one-to-one coaching to help people get better at what they care about. Andy is also the owner of Simplyperform, as well as the Academy Sport Psychologist Hearts…
Olie Trotman (United World College South East Asia) - Confidence, Competence, Capacity and Choice
Mar 23 • 52 min
Olie Trotman is the Strength & Conditioning Coordinator at the United World College, South East Asia, which is an international school with over 5,000 students across two campuses, serving students aged 5 – 18. In this podcast, Olie discusses: His…
John Hall (Access Parkour): The use of Parkour as a donor sport.
Mar 15 • 45 min
John Hall or ‘Hedge’ discovered Parkour in late 2004 after watching a Parkour video in school. After a short career in academia, he founded Access Parkour in 2013. Hedge delivers most of Access Parkour’s conditioning and movement programs taking a special…
Dave Hembrough (Sheffield Hallam University): Using Strength & Conditioning for Social Change
Mar 9 • 62 min
Dave Hembrough is a Strength & Conditioning Coach and Sports Science Officer at Sheffield Hallam University, as well as the Head Coach of Hallam Barbell and a Coach Educator for British Weightlifting. He has started numerous community based initiatives…
Allistair McCaw (Champion Minded): Leadership isn’t about authority, it’s about influence.
Mar 2 • 49 min
Allistair McCaw is a world leader in human performance, team culture and leadership. For over 25 years, he has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies, Olympians, Grand Slam Champions, NCAA Colleges and Professional Sports Teams. He is also the author…
Dr Mike Hislop (World Rugby): The Activate Program
Feb 24 • 40 min
Dr Mike Hislop is a a researcher within the Technical Services Department at World Rugby, the global governing body for Rugby Union. His research was used to create the Activate program, which reduced soft tissue injuries by up to 40% and concussions by…
Guy Pitchers (Canterbury Christ Church University): The female athlete
Feb 17 • 51 min
Guy Pitchers is a PhD researchers in Female Athletic populations, as well as a Instructor in Sport Science at Canterbury Christ Church University. He is also a Strength & Conditioning Coach for Charlton FC Ladies. In this podcast Guy discusses: The…
Dr Joe Eisenmann: No laps, No lines, No lectures
Feb 10 • 52 min
Dr. Joe Eisenmann is a scholar-practitioner with 25 years of experience as a professor, researcher, sport scientist, coach educator, strength & conditioning coach, and youth sports coach. Currently, he is a consultant and serves as the Head of Sport…
Tim Stevenson & David Jackson (School of Calisthenics): Redefining Impossible
Jan 27 • 61 min
Tim Stevenson (Head of Exercise Science & Handstands) and David “Jacko” Jackson (Head of Human Flags) are both Strength and Conditioning coaches and Founders of the “School of Calisthenics”. In this episode they discuss; Their accidental route into…
Howard Green (Director of HGreen Tennis Fit): Lessons from the Royal Marines
Jan 20 • 63 min
Howard Green is the Director of HGreen Tennis Fit, as well as the Head of Sports Science at Bolton Tennis Arena. In this episode Howard discusses How his background in the high performance environment of the Royal Marines has shaped him as a coach. His…
Louise Hastie (Movement Evolution Scotland): Encouraging children into Free Spirit Sports
Jan 13 • 49 min
Louise Hastie is one of the Directors at Movement Evolution. In this episode Louise discusses: Her unique childhood background. Her background in recreational and competition skiing. The balance of winning medals and fostering intrinsic motivation.…
Dr Sean Cumming (Bath University): An idiot’s guide to Growth, Maturation and Biobanding
Dec 9, 2019 • 56 min
Dr Sean Cumming is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Bath, as well as a consultant for the Premier League, Football Association, Lawn Tennis Association and Bath Rugby. In this podcast Sean discusses: The differences…
Matt Goodman (Active Future): Fortnite and Freeplay
Dec 1, 2019 • 45 min
Matt Goodman is the Group Managing Director at Active Future, as well as a PhD candidate by publication at Northumbria University. In this podcast Matt discusses: How longevity is his main score of success. The unexpected success of “Fortnite” style…
John Scriven (Jersey Sport Foundation): Talent Development
Nov 25, 2019 • 85 min
John Scriven is the Head of Services at the Jersey Sport Foundation. In this podcast, he discusses: His frustration in athletics forming the foundation for a curiosity in coaching. His long list of coaching influences. A brief overview of Russian talent…
Steve Curnyn (Hibernian FC Academy): Creating ownership
Nov 18, 2019 • 53 min
In this episode Steve Curnyn, Head of Academy Football Medicine and Science at Hibernian FC discusses: His journey into coaching, including his 5 minutes of fame! Why ownership is the ultimate success in a youth physical development program. Why bringing…
Simon Brundish (StrengthLab): Physical Literacy for Superheroes, with the UKSCA S&C Coach of the Year for Youth Sport (2018)
Nov 11, 2019 • 46 min
In this episode Simon Brundish, Founder of StrengthLab and creator Superheroes discusses: How many coaches have come from a PE teaching background. His unique purpose for coaching kids. The problems with modern day PE curriculum. How he came to create the…
Andy Bruce (Merchant Taylors’ School): Implementing Strength & Conditioning in an Independent School
Nov 4, 2019 • 66 min
In this episode Andy Bruce discusses: His unusual journey to becoming a Youth Strength & Conditioning Coach. What “success” looks like to him as a Youth coach. The challenges of implementing S&C in an independent school setting. A new app he is involved…
Grant Mcleod: Creating a common coaching language and coaching across cultures with Buriram United FDP.
Oct 21, 2019 • 52 min
In this episode Grant Mcleod, Head of Performance Projects at Buriram United FDP discusses: The challenges of coaching in a foreign language and culture in Thailand. Creating a common coaching vocabulary and syllabus. Using small sided games to develop…
Sam Guy & Rob Smaldon (Cornwall High Performance): Running a successful youth coaching business
Oct 21, 2019 • 37 min
In this episode Sam Guy and Rob Smaldon, Founders of Cornwall High Performance (CHP) discuss: Their varied sporting backgrounds. How Cornwall High Performance began. The challenges they face coaching youth athletes. The autonomy of running your own…
Shane Fitzgibbon: 6 x World Champion in Tae Kwon Do, 2015 IYCA Coach of the Year and Founder of Connacht Tae Kwon Do.
Oct 14, 2019 • 63 min
In this episode Shane discusses: The influences behind his entry into Martial Arts. His dual career in Martial Arts Instructing and Strength & Conditioning Coaching. His “Why” for coaching kids in particular, with one of the best coaches a compliment can…
Fergus Pringle: From South Africa to Edinburgh Rugby with the Watsonians Super 6 coach and former Romania U20’s Coach and East Lothian Rugby Development Officer
Oct 7, 2019 • 65 min
*This podcast was originally recorded in January 2018* In this episode Fergus discusses: Growing up in South Africa playing cricket, rugby, squash and hockey. How he got into coaching as a young student. Differences coaching younger athletes. Why love of…
Ben Pipes: From Hull’s concrete floors to the Olympics with the former Team GB Volleyball Captain and London 2012 Olympian.
Sep 30, 2019 • 69 min
*This episode was originally recorded in February 2018*. In this episode we discuss: Ben’s journey from discovering volleyball as a schoolboy, to playing at a Home Olympic Games in front of 15,000 fans and sharing a bubble bath with Manchester United…
Introduction
Sep 27, 2019 • 2 min
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