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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


Tom Farrow (Areté Performance): Face chaos and come up with a solution.

Tom Farrow is a Physical Performance Specialist and is the Founder & Co-Director of Areté Performance, He was the Head of Physical Performance for England & Team GB 7s Men’s teams Until August, when the programme was unfortunately cut due to losing funding during Coronavirus. Tom was also a Contact Skills Specialist with the Men’s 7s programme and has worked in this capacity with the 2016 Team GB Women’s 7s team, Tokyo Toshiba Brave, Fulham FC Academy and Richmond Rugby Club. He has previously worked as a strength and conditioning coach with the English Institute of Sport, GB Canoe, & Speedworks. Until Sept 2014, Tom was a Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach with Wasps Rugby and co-led their First XV programme. After starting his own business Tom also spent time working with the Wasps Academy programme as both a Strength & Conditioning Coach and Contact Skills Specialist.

In this episode he covers:

  • How the skill of coaching, mastery and potential drives him.

  • How Bruce Lee was a big influence.

  • Some unorthodox coaching influences.

  • "Developing heroes".

  • Chaos and order and antifragility in coaching.

  • Learning from great coaches.

You can keep up to date with Tom's work via the Areté Performance Instagram: @areteperform_hq  or via their website .

As always you can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our website, Instagram and Twitter.

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