Entries by dazdrake

How To Manage the Individual in a Group

Hey Everyone! Today I want to talk about an area which I am always trying to optimise, management; both on an individual and a group scale. Today’s blog will stem from another great course from the guys at ALTIS and some of my own personal thoughts, and I am excited to share this with you […]

Show me, tell me, and encourage me: The effect of different types of feedback on resistance training performance

Today’s blog comes from APA coach Konrad McKenzie Hi Everyone, Today I wanted to review a paper by some great lecturers at Leeds Beckett University, who consistently produce practical research around the area of strength and conditioning and in particular youth athlete development.  I am going to split this topic into two parts, Part 1 […]

Nailing the Basics – Nutrition for the Youth Athlete

Nailing the basics: Youth athlete nutrition   Young athlete nutrition is vital due to the sheer volume of work they may be exposed to. Some young athletes take part in numerous training sessions and games per week as a result of school and external club sports. Additionally, growth and maturation add in another energy demand. […]

Building Confidence in Youth Athletes

Building self-efficacy in youth athletes   A couple of distinctions I have found between mental toughness, confidence, and self-efficacy:   Mental toughness vs self-efficacy? Firstly,  I hesitate to use the words ‘mental toughness’ as sometimes, this may be used as an excuse to force young athletes to work excruciatingly hard, all the time (I am […]

Guest Post – Training The Core

This week’s post is a guest post from APA coach Konrad McKenzie looking at the role of the Core. Core training The Core is a broad term that is used frequently in the fitness industry. However, I feel we should give it the respect it deserves by considering its anatomy and function – rather than […]