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The LTAD Network Podcast

125 EpisodesProduced by Rob AndersonWebsite

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


Dave Cripps (Coalition Performance): Building something for yourself

Dave is director of the Coalition Performance training facility in the West Midlands. He has worked for over a decade as an S&C coach, including championship-winning seasons in professional rugby union at the premiership level, and across a dozen sports with youth, amateur, elite level and world champion athletes, as well as the general public.

In this podcast Dave discusses:

  • His start at Moseley RFC with nothing but balls, cones and space.

  • His 6 seasons at spent Leicester Tigers working with Senior and Junior athletes.

  • The inspiration for moving from pro sport to private practice.

  • Balancing autonomy and structure when coaching kids.

  • Why it's easy to train kids without a solid rationale.

  • The business skills he had to seek out opportunities to develop.

  • Why running your own business isn't for everyone.

You can follow Coalition Performance on Instagram via: @coalitionperformance or visit the website: , you can also follow Dave on Instagram via: @dave_coperformance or Twitter via @CrippsDave .

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