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Strength and Power for Swimming with Vern Gambetta

SSC Sports Medicine* podcast features a talk with Vern Gambetta on the pool deck in Portland, Oregon about strength and power training, periodisation and timing of dry land training for swimming.  Topics cover 'go to' exercises, the role of multi chain single arm symmetry lifts, the need to prepare to swim, not swim to prepare and also touch on the performance benefits of …
Date: 11:35:44 14.02.2018
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  Starts, Turns, Periodisation, Dry-land

The Relative Age Effect

In this UK Coaching podcast, David Turner, Children's Lead,, discusses the relative age-effect, something both sports coaches and parents should be aware of. Many sports clubs and organisations mirror the educational system and use the academic year to register their players for participation. These specific academic year age groups provides consistency for children in regards to friend…
Date: 09:24:58 20.11.2017
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  Age

What core skills do you need to be a sports nutritionist?

Dr Kevin Currell, the Director of Science and Technical Development at The English Institute of Sport has over 10 years of experience working in sports nutrition. His work  with elite athletes of British Triathlon, British Athletics and GB Canoeing team supports their nutritional needs during performance. Hear more about Kevin's sports career journey and the core skills needed …
Date: 10:21:10 11.07.2017
Categories: General
Keywords:  Nutrition

Youth Sport Trust Impact Report - 2014/15

Youth Sport Trust Impact Report - 2014/15 Title: Youth Sport Trust Impact Report - 2014/15, Author: Youth Sport Trust, Name: yst-impact-report-2014-15-digital, Length: 24 pages, Page: 1, Published: 2016-02-24T00:00:00.000Z
Date: 12:04:57 08.04.2016
Categories: General
Keywords:  Impact,Data,PE,Education,Schools

Impact of PE and school sport premium

Research into the impact of the PE and school sport premium has found that 99% of schools reported a positive impact on fitness and healthy lifestyles. The PE and sport premium is a cross-government funding initiative for schools to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. The results from the current report are from a survey of 586 primary schools in the first year …
Date: 18:11:12 22.12.2015
Categories: GeneralCoaching
Keywords:  Schools, PE

PE and school sport for health

The Association for Physical Education (afPE) has updated their Health Position Paper which outlines the crucial role of physical education (PE) in public health and the promotion of physical activity. This paper introduces physical activity for health guidelines and draws on BHFNC’s resource Interpreting the physical activity guidelines for children and young people to explore …
Date: 09:48:33 22.10.2015
Categories: General
Keywords:  PE, Health

Promoting physical activity in schools

"What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity?" is a new evidence review by Public Health England designed for head teachers, college principles, staff working in education settings, Directors of public health and wider partners. Eight promising principles have been identified to promote physical activity in these settings. Develop and deliver multi-component …
Date: 09:39:30 22.10.2015
Categories: GeneralCoaching
Keywords:  PE, Activity

National PE Institute 2015 - Keynote by Dr Ash Casey

Dr Ash Casey of Loughborough University is a physical educator / practitioner-researcher aiming to make research accessible. "Research in physical education suggests that things are not changing as they might (and perhaps haven't for forty years). In short, we are living out our own collective 'Groundhog Day'. This keynote explores some of these repetitive messages and what we …
Date: 13:14:21 14.10.2015
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  PE

Supplements in Sport from an Anti-Doping Perspective

The recent BASES webinar, “Supplements in Sport from an Anti-Doping Perspective”, is now available for download on the Human Kinetics website. This highly relevant webinar provides an overview of the anti-doping risks associated with nutritional supplements, the potential impact and how to minimise these risks. Presenter, Anne Sargent has been working at UK Anti-Doping for four …
Date: 16:53:03 22.09.2015
Categories: GeneralCoaching
Keywords:  Anti-doping, Webinar

WADA Rob Koehler Education presentation

On 20 Jan 2013, Rob Koehler, WADA Director of Education and Project Development, made a presentation to the WADA Athlete Committee members on the growing need for education to play a greater role in the fight against doping in sport.
Date: 09:06:39 17.09.2015
Categories: General
Keywords:  Anti-doping