156 episodes

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

    • Sport
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

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

    Lessons from Opera: Insights from New Zealand Cricket Coach Developer, Christian Thurston

    Lessons from Opera: Insights from New Zealand Cricket Coach Developer, Christian Thurston

    On the show today, I’m speaking with Regional Coach Development Manager at New Zealand Cricket, Christian Thurston. In this conversation, Christian shares his story of successfully transitioning from a professional opera singer into coach development. Enjoy!Sign up for Craig's newsletter (Beyond the Game) at athletedevelopmentproject.com/newsletterGet Craig to speak at your club or school here. Connect with Craig:Instagram: instagram.com/drcraigharrison/Facebook: facebook.com/drcra...

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Dr Riki Lindsay on Skill Learning, Fatherhood,The Adaptable Coach, and Much More

    Dr Riki Lindsay on Skill Learning, Fatherhood,The Adaptable Coach, and Much More

    On the show today, I’m speaking with Health and Physical Education Lecturer at Federation University in Victoria, Australia, Dr Riki Lindsay. Riki has a PhD in Human Movement Science from Victoria University, a Master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Auckland University of Technology and he is currently working towards a second Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. In this conversation, Riki and I dig into his new paper all about skill learning, titled “The adaptable c...

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Dr Ihirangi Heke on Māori Knowing and the Power of an Environmentally Centred Approach to Athlete Performance

    Dr Ihirangi Heke on Māori Knowing and the Power of an Environmentally Centred Approach to Athlete Performance

    On the show today, I’m speaking with researcher and founder of the Atua Matua framework, Dr Ihirangi Heke. Ihi builds health, wellness and performance practices based on traditional environmental knowledge. In this conversation, Ihi and I discuss the good ol’ days of PE school in Dunedin and the changes that have taken place since. Ihi shares some of his early experiences growing up in the great outdoors and what led to his work studying environmental science. We talk about genetic ways ...

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Dr Matthew Wylde on Aligning Science to Practice and an Exciting New Initiative at the Singapore Sports School

    Dr Matthew Wylde on Aligning Science to Practice and an Exciting New Initiative at the Singapore Sports School

    On the Show today I'm speaking with Head of Performance Pathways Science at the National Youth Sports Institute in Singapore, Dr Matthew Wylde. Matthew has been within the Singapore high performance system for over 15 years, having held roles with the Singapore Sport Institute, Singapore Sports School and now with the National Youth Sports Institute. He holds a PhD from Bournemouth University, which explored the use of wearable technologies to reduce injury rates within a youth athlete ...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Aaron Webb on the Artistry of People Development

    Aaron Webb on the Artistry of People Development

    On the Show today I'm speaking with the man behind the Crusaders Rugby Academy, Aaron Webb. The programme operates in line with the New Zealand Rugby Union's six pillars of development - technical, tactical, physical, nutrition, mental skills and holistic life skills. Aaron shares how he goes about his work with a clear focus on developing young men with the skills to reach their goals in professional rugby and grow into excellent community citizens. This is a conversation about the artistry ...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Brian Shelley on School versus Club Football, Building Resilience, Player Empowerment, & much more

    Brian Shelley on School versus Club Football, Building Resilience, Player Empowerment, & much more

    Brian Shelley is Head of Football at Saint Kentigern College in Auckland where he coaches at the premier level and oversees the development pathways. He earned his UEFA A License with the English FA. Prior to his coaching career, Brain played professional football in the UK where he competed for clubs in both the UEFA Cup and Champions League. In this conversation we discuss school versus club football, Brian's coaching approach and the experiences that have led to it, how he thinks ab...

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 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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