Entries by dazdrake

The Language of Coaching

With the end of a third lock down in the UK behind us, we haven’t slowed down in our vision to be the Best Tennis S&C Team in the World.  We are committed to a weekly CPD session and last week Konrad gave us an exceptional presentation, the content of which we wanted to share […]

Are You Planning Your Rest Days?

It’s tournament season for a lot of junior tennis players. That can only mean one thing….lots of competitions. It’s not uncommon for junior tennis players to compete throughout the five weeks of the British summer. As the owner of an S&C coaching company it is my job to make sure our most committed players are […]

Growth Mindset: Do you have it?

I’ve had the book ”Mindset” on my book shelf for a few years but I hadn’t got to it until now. For those of you who know me, it might not come as a surprise to you that I’m passionate about Psychology. A couple of books that I keep coming back to are: The Chimp […]

Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In

Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In For someone who considers myself a great learner, and a passionate coach, I’m somewhat embarrassed to say that up until now I knew little of Sir Alex Ferguson’s past.   As an Arsenal fan in the 1990s I watched with envy how Manchester United would more often than not take […]

The Future of Physical Conditioning for Tennis

A few weeks ago I took part in another webinar around physical conditioning for Tennis players – ”The Golden Circle of Physical Development- The Why, How & what.” The webinar was hosted by Dario Novak, and featured Ruben Neyens who spoke about young athletes at the U14 level.  The webinar explored ways to bridge the […]

Should We Treat All Children the Same?- Part 2

Hey Everyone.  My name is Daz, owner of Athletic Performance Academy and chances are you are reading this blog because you have an interest in the question, ‘should we treat all children the same?’ Please read Part 1 if you haven’t already. One Size Fits All   In Part 1 I asked the question whether […]

Should We Treat All Children the Same?

Hey Everyone.  My name is Daz, owner of Athletic Performance Academy and chances are you are reading this blog because you have an interest in the question, ‘should we treat all children the same?’ Let me start off by saying that this is not a post examining some of the prominent issues of the day […]

Some clarity around Trunk training

With the initiation of a third lock down in the UK we thought it would be a great idea to engage our readers in some motivating posts to help keep you motivated.  We welcome back APA coach Konrad McKenzie with a weekly guest post. This blog will be a follow on from my initial blog […]

The Load Management Puzzle

With the initiation of a third lock down in the UK we thought it would be a great idea to engage our readers in some motivating posts to help keep you motivated.  We welcome back APA coach Konrad McKenzie with a weekly guest post.   This lockdown 3.0 I have been fortunate to gain some […]