Want to help young people to unleash their potential? Need advice on the best approaches and the latest science? The Talent Equation podcast seeks to answer the important questions facing parents, coaches and talent developers.
Each episode will help to wade through the research, and offer independent guidance to anyone that wants to see young people flourish.
Dog Walk Diary - why Ecological approaches are better.
Some thoughts about a question that was posed to me recently as to how you can justify using a non linear / ecological approach to coaching.
"I get funny looks from people about some of the things that I do..." - a conversation with Dr Tom Parry
Dr. Tom Parry is the founder and owner of Kestrel Performance Psychology. He has a Ph.D. in Human Performance from Indiana University with specializations in Skill Acquisition and Psychology.
He wears many hats including Professor, Father, Coach and Consultant. These roles have blessed him with a detailed understanding of human behaviour from various perspectives and the nuanced nature of performance.
Tom and I get into the weeds to explore how we can connect the wider coaching world with some of the counter intuitive aspects of non linear pedagogy. It was a great opportunity to reconnect with some of these ideas and explore the way Tom thinks about coaching and skill development.
Listen to the end to find out about how to play 'Zombie Tag'.
"Having an average or good culture takes a lot of work...having a great culture is much easier" - a conversation with JP Nurbun
JP Nurbun makes a welcome return to the podcast. JP is a fellow podcaster as host of 'The Coaching Culture' podcast. He is also an author, his first book 'Calling Up' was a real hit and I really enjoyed it. This time round he has gone one better having written 'The Culture System' which is fascinating.
In this conversation we delve into some of the key elements of The Culture System and unpack them to get to grips with how they are applied and who applies them. It's a super powerful conversation that I took a lot away from.
I hope you do too
JP's podcast - https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/k2pt3-6258f/Coaching-Culture-Podcast
JP's book - https://www.myculturesystem.com/
"Keeping the balloon in the air" - a conversation with Dan Lycett and Ross Williams from St David's College
Dan Lycett and Ross Williams are on the PE staff at St David's College in LLandudno in North Wales. They have been very public in sharing their approach to PE and school sport with the world and have been very active in creating learning spaces for other practitioners.
In this conversation we delve into the alternative approach that they take to increase engagement in PE and school sport by turning the curriculum on it's head and working backwards from a child centred approach.
The results speak for themselves as I hope you will agree from the discussion.
Link to my conversation with Stephen Rollnick about Motivational Interviewing
Exploring coach development 'lasagne' - a conversation with Kirsten Wing and Will Roberts
Will Roberts makes a welcome return to the podcast joined by a colleague at University of Gloucester, Kirsten Wing. You will remember Will from a previous podcast talking about the fantastic programme called 'Boing' which is looking to take an ecological approach to the development of movement for children.
Kirsten has been studying the effect of Boing on coaching practice and on the way that children have responded to the approach with some fascinating findings - not least of which the link between the digital space and the physical space.
I invited them on to talk me through it and explore some of the real world ramifications, it's a really interesting conversation that I really enjoyed...I hope you will too.
Link to the research report here https://www.researchgate.net/publication/360561628_Operationalising_Physical_Literacy_Boing_Practitioner_Education_Programme_Technical_Report
The pro's and con's of streaming - a conversation with Greg Clements
Greg Clements is a friend and a colleague. Greg has worked at Sport England for more than 12 years in various roles and he reached out to me because he has been coaching a football team which his son is involved in and they have reached a cross roads in deciding how to group the teams for next year.
Having done a bit of research within the sports world he found very little to help shape thinking so he reached out to me for a conversation and he was good enough to let me record it.
It's a really interesting area and one that affects a lot of coaches so I hope that you get something out of it.
Some essential listening for coaches of any sport
These podcasts offer some fantastic insight into the coaching process. Regardless of what sport you coach there are some great moments that you can adapt to your own practice. Dont listen when your running mind as you'll be stopping to type stuff in your phone all the time.
Who coaches the coaches? Only you can by listening to this
A broad array of guests who will challenge our perceptions and understanding of what we deem good coaching. Balancing theory with practice this podcast is more rich then a Sunday Times Rich List celebration party.
A light bulb moment!
I have only come across the TTE podcast recently and have found it so interesting and informative. The interviews are very easy listening and really gets you thinking. As an older coach who has been coaching for a while and a coach developer I have already taken loads away.Unless you are in sports education you may not be aware of some of the topics discussed. The podcast really makes me reflect.
Please keep up the great work. I recommend this to any coach I engage with as a rich resource.
Brilliant thanks Stuart.👍