Entries by dazdrake

Reaction Speed Drills for Athletes

I just wanted to give you some more FREE content courtesy of APA.  This week I put together a little video series of Reaction Speed drills. It is not the first time I have referred to Reaction Speed- or cognitive/perceptual training.  I have written several blogs on it: Perception is the new frontier of athletics […]

Nutrition 101: What supplements should you take?

Hi All, it’s been a while since I posted on Nutrition. This blog post is inspired by a recent visit to an Independent School to talk to some sport scholars about Nutrition.  These young athletes were 13 and 14 years old and I wanted them to have a great overview of: The fuel and hydration […]

What is athleticism and have you got some?

This week I have had the privilege to guest lecture at the University of Hertfordshire Sports Studies 1st year and 3rd year coaching modules.  The topic was ‘The Art of Coaching: How to Communicate Effectively.’  For ideas on this topic feel free to read the previous blog on this topic. One of the great things […]

Footwork Fitness

In this week’s blog I would like to give an example of how we can develop the role of S&C in sport skills coaching at the elite level. Last week I wrote about some of the ways we can assess/train physical qualities within a sports coaching session (click HERE). This should hopefully empower sports coaches […]

The Role of S&C in Sports Skill Development

This week I had the privilege to be invited to speak at a Lawn Tennis Association Level 4 Coaching Qualification. This qualification was being run by Nigel Long, a director of UCoach and I was asked to speak to the tennis coaches as part of the physical development section of the course. The brief was to […]

Get a Years Worth of Training Programmes FREE right HERE!

Yes that’s right- I’m giving a year’s worth of training away for FREE.  I thought I would give my regular blog readers a treat and record some of the programmes to video we have been successfully using with our Adult Group Fitness training session on a Tuesday night. Background on APA Training Philosophy Want to have […]

Perception is the new frontier of athletics?

Perception not practice makes perfect I have been wanting to write about this for a few weeks. Lately there has been a lot of press again about the next ‘new’ predictor of athletic performance.  It seems deliberate practice has been replaced with new hype on the importance of ‘perception.’ If I sound a little derogatory […]

How to make millions as a pro athlete

Hopefully that title grabbed your attention.  The truth is anything that sells the dream of making millions grabs everyone’s attention.  Now some sports are more lucrative than others- for example even at the elite level the very best footballers in the world earn significantly more than the very best rugby players. And in my sport […]