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The LTAD Network Podcast

124 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


Ben Pipes: From Hull’s concrete floors to the Olympics with the former Team GB Volleyball Captain and London 2012 Olympian.

*This episode was originally recorded in February 2018*.  

In this episode we discuss:  

  • Ben's journey from discovering volleyball as a schoolboy, to playing at a Home Olympic Games in front of 15,000 fans.

  • Sharing a bubble bath with Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs in the process!

  • Failing into volleyball and it’s importance in his progression.  

  • Hearing your getting dropped…from your mum!  

  • The standards required to get to Olympic level. 

  • Why time management is a critical skill for young athletes.  

  • Building the habit of overcoming barriers.

  • Making choices not sacrifices.

You can follow Ben on social media on Twitter: @Ben_Pipes and Instagram: @pipes_ben 

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