196 episodes

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.

The Talent Equation Podcast Stuart Armstrong

    • Sports
    • 4.5 • 46 Ratings

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.

    "Swing Like Tiger...Bat Like Bradman..." - a conversation with Ian Renshaw and Peter Arnott

    "Swing Like Tiger...Bat Like Bradman..." - a conversation with Ian Renshaw and Peter Arnott

    Happy New Year - welcome to 2022!!

    Ian Renshaw and Peter Arnott make a welcome return to the podcast. If you haven't heard them before then I recommend checking out these other episodes where they have made appearances before (Links below).

    In this episode we discuss Ian and Peter's latest project 'Swing Like Tiger' which is a course that they have created for players and coaches to learn all about the little known secrets of how Tiger became so great.

    This isn't just a golf podcast - there are lessons galore.

    Listen to the end to get a discount code from Peter to access the course.

    Peter, Ian and Greame MacDowell
    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/improving-impoverished-practice-environments-a/id1209549739?i=1000502085156

    Ian
    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/exploring-representative-practice-design-a/id1209549739?i=1000499156547

    Peter
    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/when-i-am-coaching-on-the-range-i-can-feel-myself/id1209549739?i=1000499156452

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Exploration in the coach as a 'designer of practice' - a conversation with Jia-Yi Chow

    Exploration in the coach as a 'designer of practice' - a conversation with Jia-Yi Chow

    Jia Yi Chow is the Associate Dean within the Office of Teacher Education at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Jia-Yi is most well known for being one of the originators of the concept of 'Non-Linear Pedagogy' which was articulated in a seminal book he co wrote with Keith Davids, Ian Renshaw and Chris Button in 2015 https://amzn.to/3GXgdPA

    In this podcast we dive into the key concepts of non linear pedagogy and explore applications and some common misconceptions related to this theory.

    This was a great conversation to end the year on. Hope you enjoy.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    'Exploring the 'ecological niche' of coaching in talent development' - a conversation with Martyn Rothwell

    'Exploring the 'ecological niche' of coaching in talent development' - a conversation with Martyn Rothwell

    Martyn Rothwell is a lecturer in sports coaching at Sheffield Hallam University. He is the national coach for the England Wheelchair Rugby League team and has worked in the fields of coaching and talent development since 2003.

    His latest research looks into the practices and behaviours of coaches in professional rugby league academies and explores how stated aspirations around the development of creative players actually manifest when the coaches are at work.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    'Talent to Triumph: How athletes turn potential into high performance' - a conversation with Amy Williams MBE

    'Talent to Triumph: How athletes turn potential into high performance' - a conversation with Amy Williams MBE

    Olympic Champion, Amy Williams MBE joins me to explore the entire sporting journey from someone with potential to Olympic glory. Using her own experiences & those of some of Britain’s greatest athletes to help young athletes turn their ability into performance.

    We talk about mindset, confidence, teamwork, overcoming barriers & setbacks, dealing with injuries, longevity, training & preparation. We also take a deep dive into what it takes to drive a skeleton bob sled, the skill involved and the embodied cognition that is required.

    You can buy the book here https://amzn.to/3DSV2wJ (this is an affiliate link using this link helps the show as a small contribution is made)

    • 1 hr 19 min
    "Selection should never be a feedback tool" a conversation with Jack Rolfe

    "Selection should never be a feedback tool" a conversation with Jack Rolfe

    Jack Rolfe is the founder of 'The Coaching Lab' a hothouse of coaching innovation including the creation of the Coaching Lab 'Matchplay Cards'. MatchPlay Cards support coaches to change the game and coach through games, add in-game challenges and set player missions.

    Jack shares his story about how he created these cards and also the research and theory behind them. We also geek out on various ways that we apply these ideas and actually design a session in the course of the discussion.

    The cards can be purchased here https://www.thecoachinglab.org/

    Hope you enjoy

    • 1 hr 20 min
    'Front Row Seat: A story of greed and corruption in a youth sports company' - a conversation with Stephen Griffin

    'Front Row Seat: A story of greed and corruption in a youth sports company' - a conversation with Stephen Griffin

    Stephen Griffin is a former certified accountant who became an angel investor and fund manager into community sports organisations and companies. His journey took him into some of the shady underbelly of sports organisations that are outwardly providing positive community physical activity experiences but are actually acting corruptly and dealing in illegal immigration, people trafficking and inhumane working conditions.

    It is a shocking story that serves as a stark reminder of what can happen when corporate greed meets community sport and physical activity.

    Stephen's book can be bought here https://amzn.to/32drOuv (this is an affiliate link - using this helps to support the show!)

    If you would like to support the show and/or would like to join my community of learning 'The Conclave' then head over to https://www.patreon.com/thetalentequation?fan_landing=true



    His experiences led him to write FRONT ROW SEAT - Greed and Corruption in a Youth Sports Company. and LOST LOCKER ROOM - The Collapse of Global Premier Soccer. The books explore the growth of the youth sports market and some of the characters who seek to exploit it.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Frank Kelly ,

Great info for sports coaches, athletes and parents

If you are a coach who wants to get better, an athelete who wants to do the same or a parent who wants to help their child then this is the Podcast to listen too.
So many amazing guests across different sports and different fields esp. psychology.
"Ditch those drills!"

CoachRap ,

Interrupting ads

Great podcast of course but maybe let the listeners know you’re going to break for a sponsor instead of just cutting off mid sentence to run an ad?

ElevatedBasketball ,

Free for All on FreePlay!!!

Interview Ted Kroeten, was phenomonal! A real life case study into how children athletes acquire love of the game and skill - these ideas are worth 2nd/3rd thoughts and discussion for any sports organization.

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