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Science and stories from the brightest minds across many disciplines to help youth athletes unlock personal performance & develop their sporting potential.

The Athlete Development Show Dr Craig Harrison

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    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Science and stories from the brightest minds across many disciplines to help youth athletes unlock personal performance & develop their sporting potential.

    Erin Bowerman on Learning from Failure, Challenging Entrenched Beliefs, and Developing Strong Young Dancers

    Erin Bowerman on Learning from Failure, Challenging Entrenched Beliefs, and Developing Strong Young Dancers

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    Erin Bowerman (@dancestrength_nz) is a movement specialist working in dance. She holds a Masters Degree from AUT University, where she carried out her research at the Australian Ballet School in conjunction with High Performance Sport New Zealand looking at the risk factors for overuse injuries in elite adolescent ballet dancers.

    Erin works as a strength coach for the New Zealand Dance Company and the New Zealand Youth Ballet Company. From 2016-2018, she was based in London where she coached at the Royal Ballet School White Lodge and the National Centre for Circus Arts.

    In this conversation, Erin shares her story of personal dancing failure to transformation in dancer development.  Please enjoy the show. Kia ora!
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    James Mortimer: Speed Kills

    James Mortimer: Speed Kills

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     James Mortimer (@jamesmortimernz) is a former national hurdles and sprint athlete, having represented New Zealand at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia.

    James now coaches a group of some of our fastest athletes, including Zoe Hobbs, who recently ran 11.08 seconds at the Athletics World Championships in the US to set a new New Zealand record. He also works at Diocesan School for Girls in Auckland where he manages day to day operations of a portfolio of sports from Year 7-13 level.

    As James puts it, "speed kills", and in this conversation, he shares his approach to developing it. 
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Curious Mind with Austin Einhorn - Awareness, Building Rapport, Important Questions, Austin's New Course, and More

    The Curious Mind with Austin Einhorn - Awareness, Building Rapport, Important Questions, Austin's New Course, and More

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    Coach, writer, educator, pioneer in skill acquisition and deliciously inquisitive guy Austin Einhorn (@apiros.team) rejoins me for another episode of The Curious Mind.

    In this one we discuss being a reflective coach, building rapport with your athletes, important questions to develop your awareness, parenting, Austin's new course and much, much more.

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    The School of Shred with Tom Willmott

    The School of Shred with Tom Willmott

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    Tom Willmott (@tomwillmott) is the head coach of the park and pipe program at Snow Sports New Zealand. Tom leads a team of coaches that looks after ~20 athletes from the very elite, including winter olympic gold medalists Zoi Sadowski-Synnott and Nico Porteous, to 11 and 12 year olds in the national development programme.

    Tom is a former snowboard competitor and national champion, has a Professional Doctorate in Elite Performance, a Master’s degree in Physical Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Coaching.

    In this episode we discuss:
    Tom's deep connection with the mountains;The feeling of 'flow' and why Tom loves to chase it;Month long summer holidays camping and traveling though Europe as a kid;Coaching and studying all over the world;The evolution of snowboarding; How to coach risk-taking;Designing learning environment to optimise progression;The School of ShredTom's reflective practice; andMore.Connect with Craig:
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Jamie Salter on Managing Growth-Related Injuries

    Jamie Salter on Managing Growth-Related Injuries

    Jamie Salter (@jay_salter) is a researcher and senior lecturer in sport science and Injury at York St John University where he delivers theory and practical based sessions to undergraduate and postgraduate students in the areas of injury prevention, rehabilitation and strength and conditioning.

    Jamie is also an accredited Strength and Conditioning coach and Sport Scientist and has worked in physical preparation roles with youth and adult athletes at Barnsley FC, Middlesbrough FC, York City Knights RLFC and GB Goalball. 

    Jamie's PhD, which dig into in our conversation, investigated how biological maturation impacts responses to training load and injury in adolescent football.

    We also cover:
    Developing rapport;Jamie's coaching and teaching philosophy;Development versus performance;Balance; The problems with too much structure;And much more.Please enjoy the show.

    If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. It takes less than 60 seconds and really helps me keep producing the show. I also love hearing your feedback!
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Shaun Matthews on Having a Coaching Philosophy, Performance vs Character and Developing Self-Reliant Learners

    Shaun Matthews on Having a Coaching Philosophy, Performance vs Character and Developing Self-Reliant Learners

    On the show today I chat with Shaun Matthews, Community Coaching Advisor at Harbour Sport.

    We dig into:
    The importance of a coaching philosophy;What Shaun has learnt about talent;Coaching mindset;Developing self-reliant learners;Balance; And much more.Please enjoy the show.

    If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts. It takes less than 60 seconds and really helps me keep producing the show. I also love hearing your feedback!
    Sign up for Craig's free weekly newsletter by scrolling down. It's full of research-backed, practical ideas for helping youth athletes defend against injury, overtraining and burning out.
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Karl Damien ,

Best podcast for youth athletic development

I have pretty much listened to the whole back catalogue of this podcast and can genuinely say that Craig’s conversations with thought leaders and practitioners is absolutely stunning. His ability to guide and be guided by guests allows listeners to engage in the ponderings and ask their own questions or solve their problems. As his style has changed from the early episodes he has broadened what areas of interest the guest finds important but is also able to extract what started their passion without it being to overt. If my family was in the North Shore I would have no problems engaging my young children in his programmes and be assured that their long term development needs were being met. Kia kaha, Kia Maia, Kia Manawanui...Keep it up Craig!

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