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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


Grant Jenkins (Propel Perform): How to get "lucky" in your coaching career and business.

Grant Jenkins is the Director of Propel Perform, as well as a Strength & Conditioning Coach & an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Grant specialises in coaching developmental athletes with a long list of demonstrated success:

  • 2 Athletes selected as Queensland State Junior Sports Stars of the Year;
  • a Wimbledon Junior Champion;
  • State Powerlifting Champion;
  • age-group BMX World Champions;
  • age-group Triathlon World Champion;
  • over 20 National Tennis Champions.

In 2017 he received the distinguished recognition of being awarded ‘Master Coach’ by the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association - the highest level of qualification in Australia. Additionally he holds:

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) with Sport Science & Rehabilitation.
  • Level 3 Strength & Conditioning Coach (Australian Strength & Conditioning Association).
  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist (Exercise & Sport Science Association)
  • State Level Sports Power Coach (Australian Weightlifting Federation)..

You can often hear him on the Australian ABC Radio giving his insight to the world of high performance and health. He has appeared on ESPN’s series ‘Search for Hurt’ , as well as contributed interviews in Men’s Health magazine.

In this episode Grant discusses:

  • The influence his father had in driving his entrepreneurship.

  • The various "lucky" breaks he had in his developing career.

  • The red ocean vs blue ocean strategy applied in S&C.

  • Some of the opportunities S&C Coaches are overlooking when they set sights on the "pros".

  • How he teaches his interns to "get lucky" in their interactions and careers.

  • The skills required to set up a successful coaching business.

  • The disconnect between LTAD theory and real world application.

You can follow Grant on Twitter via: @grant_jenkins and on Instagram via: @grant_jenkins . You can sign up to Grant's newsletter here: . You can learn more about Propel Perform here: .

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

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