Entries by dazdrake

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 […]

How to Make Billions of Dollars….and Plenty of Enemies

How to Make Billions of Dollars….and Plenty of Enemies I took four books with me on holiday.  I wanted to reflect on my vision for APA and take some inspiration from some successful businesses- I thought I’d look at one business ‘AirBnB’ and one iconic sports team, the New Zealand All Blacks. This blog is […]

Physical Conditioning for different game styles

Hey Everyone.  I recently had the privilege to be invited back to speak at the Master Performance Coach Level 5 tennis coach qualification, at the National Tennis. I was asked to speak about how to physically prepare for different game styles.  I had recorded the presentation separately as a webinar so you can hear what […]