Entries by dazdrake

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 […]

FREE Ebook: Fun Games for Kids

This blog is one I am really excited to write.  I have been really enjoying mentoring some of my assistant coaches recently.  Like all things in life there are challenges to every business.  I recruit a lot of part-time S&C coaches, who at some point will often move on to a full-time job unless I […]

Want to come and work for APA?

Dear coaches, APA are recruiting for a part-time strength & conditioning coach at Gosling Tennis Academy.   The role at Gosling starts immediately and would ideally suit someone who is looking to gain valuable experience in a high performance environment. We welcome applications from all candidates.  It is not essential that you are available to […]

Multi SkillZ by Coach2Competence Product REVIEW

Hey everyone. I’ve been doing a bit of self-directed Continued Professional Development (CPD) over the last few days.  I decided to purchase the ”Multi Skillz” online video library, produced by Coach2Competence.  It cost £266 or 299 Euros for the first year subscription and £35 per year thereafter. Background on the company: Kenneth Bastiaens is currently […]

What can Personal trainers learn from working with kids?

This year I have been fortunate to have a number of coaches assisting in various roles within APA.  One coach in particular Shay Khan, had a fantastic opportunity to go to Kuwait for two months, which came having just completed one month working at Gosling Tennis Academy with the junior academy squads.  I wanted to […]