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The LTAD Network Podcast

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A podcast for Parents, Sports Coaches, PE Teachers, Support staff and anyone else interested in Youth Athletic Development! Our mission is to support grassroots coaches in the development of youth athletes.Here you'll find interviews with technical coaches, support staff, researchers and former athl… read more


Nick Ward (Altis): Learning from the best.

Coaching is Nick’s calling. Almost 35 years on from starting as a coach Nick is active and helping people achieve their goals and improve their lifestyle - whether for the outdoors, on the sports field or the Olympic podium. As the Altis Programs Director Nick builds education and training resources that share experiences and extend processes. Altis is an elite training environment for athletes, and a global leader in the provision of education for sport performance.  The complexity of managing both the Performance and health of athletes is at the heart of the Altis approach.

In this episode Nick discusses:

  • His extensive experience working across universities, clubs, organisations sports and countries.

  • What category a new project/environment fits into.

  • His tips for what to consider when starting in a new project/environment.

  • What makes a great youth coach.

  • His evolution of “behavioural milestones”.

  • Why we need to educate athlete to train well, eat well and recover well.

  • Creating alignment across departments within an organisation.

You can keep up to date with Nick's via the Instagram account: @nickward_coach and via the Altis account: @altis

To learn more about the LTAD Network check out or follow on Instagram: @ltadnetwork or Facebook: .

You can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our , Instagram: @athleticevouk and Twitter: @athleticevouk .

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