Entries by dazdrake

What can Tennis learn from Fast Bowlers?

On the 16th and 17th July I went down to Wellington School, Wellington, Somerset to attend the first two days of Steffan Jone’s Pacelab training camp for a group of fast bowlers. For those of you who haven’t been following my tweets and posts on social media I have been taking the time recently to […]

APA are recruiting!!

This year Athletic Performance Academy (APA) have exciting partnerships with a number of fantastic organisations.  We are looking for inspirational, honest, professional and courageous strength & conditioning coaches to join our team. Part-time Paid roles: We are recruiting part-time strength & conditioning coaches at the following venues.     Gosling Tennis Academy Details: Welwyn Garden […]

LTA National Coaches Conference 2018 Review

Last weekend I attended my first LTA National Coaches conference. I have been working in Tennis since 2003 but have never been before.  The conference is for tennis coaches and since I’m not a licensed Tennis coach I don’t get invited.  This year I was asked if APA wanted to have a stand at the […]

What S&C Coaches can learn from Driving Instructors

Hey Everyone, A couple of weeks ago I  presented at the APA Speed, Agility & Quickness Training for Sports Workshop.  If you have ever been to one you know it’s normally a four hour format and we cover the four types of speed that I refer to at APA: First step speed Straight ahead speed […]

Speed Tips from World Class Coaches- part 1

Hey Everyone, I had a fun day presenting at the APA Speed, Agility & Quickness Training for Sports Workshop.  If you have ever been to one you know it’s normally a four hour format and we cover the four types of speed that I refer to at APA: First step speed Straight ahead speed Multi-directional […]

How to Get Fit Fast- ready for the Summer!

Hi Everyone! With summer around the corner attentions are turning to exercise to lose some unwanted belly fat and get fit. Last night I tuned in to ”How to Get Fit fast,” a series on Channel 4 which offers viewers top tips on how to get fit and lose weight, particularly in time for summer. This […]

Resistance Training Guidelines for Youths

Hey Everyone, I recently recorded an episode of Daz Dee TV which you can see below.  In this episode we look at Resistance Training Guidelines for Youths. Please check out the International Consensus statement which I refer to throughout the video Lloyd_Positionstatementonyouthresistancetraining_BJSM_2013 You can also read another blog I wrote ”Why 12-year olds should lift […]

Do Extroverts make the Best Coaches?

For the last several months I have been busy recruiting new S&C coaches and training them up. I have said many times before that I interview for character first and credentials second.  I’m more interested in what kind of person you are than what you know.  Let me be clear I am not saying knowledge […]

Our updated Privacy Policy

Our Updated Privacy Policy The information you have provided is subject to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The Privacy policy applies to all data collected via our website and in email communication. Athletic Performance Academy (APA) Limited is responsible for all Personal Information held both electronically and on paper Types of Information We Collect […]