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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


Shane Fitzgibbon (Connacht Tae Kwon Do): 6 x World Champion in Tae Kwon Do, 2015 IYCA Coach of the Year.

In this episode Shane discusses:

  • The influences behind his entry into Martial Arts.

  • His dual career in Martial Arts Instructing and Strength & Conditioning Coaching.

  • His "Why" for coaching kids in particular, with one of the best coaches a compliment can receive!

  • The 4 chores he makes all his students/clients complete.

  • Why "3rd party power" is an important component in coaching.

  • Why holistic development  of the child/athlete is so important in his coaching.

  • The worrying trends he sees in 26 years of coaching kids.

Links to resources he mentions: Spiderfit Kids, Kelvin Giles work.

You can follow Shane's work in Tae Kwon Do via the website Connacht Tae Kwon Do and Facebook page. You can keep up to date with his S&C work via his Coaching Facebook page.

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