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3 challenges for applied practitioners

Supporting Champions  3 challenges for applied practitioners

Are you working in applied sports science and realising that it’s not a simple straightforward application of hypothesis, methods, experiment, analyse? Then you’re not alone. Here are three challenges that applied sports scientists and performance support staff, working in elite…

Skills focus: Interdisciplinary

Supporting Champions  Skills focus: Interdisciplinary

Interdisciplinary skills are not going to go away, in fact looking forward they’re only going to be increasingly required in your work as a sports scientist, applying knowledge to the elite performer Interdisciplinary skills What do I mean by this?…

16 consultancy lessons

Supporting Champions  16 consultancy lessons

Exactly 5 years ago Rachel Ingham and I announced Supporting Champions in this little tweet! It’s been an amazing adventure. Here’s a 🧵of 16 key lessons, contrasting the two worlds of being employed and running a consultancy! – I’ve always…

Being Applied

Supporting Champions  Being Applied

“At first I was afraid, I was petrifiedKept thinking I could never live without you by my sideBut then I spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrongAnd I grew strongAnd I learned how to get along” Gloria…

Collaboration is an act

Supporting Champions  Collaboration is an act

In The Imitation Game, dramatising the heroic work of the Bletchley code breakers, about halfway through the film, Alan Turing is encouraged by his friend and fellow genius Joan Clarke to give apples out to his fellow hut 8 cryptographers.…

Add exactitude to your gratitude

Supporting Champions  Add exactitude to your gratitude

Who has helped you along your path? That was the question posed in the last blog. Who was your Obi-wan, Morpheus or Pumbaa? I wonder if Luke, Neo or Simba took the time to offer some gratitude about how the…

Mentors: Obi wan has taught you well

Supporting Champions  Mentors: Obi wan has taught you well

Obi wan Kenobi hands Luke Skywalker his father’s lightsaber and urges, “You must learn the ways of the force”; Morpheus presents Neo a red pill and a blue pill, where the red pill offers, “To stay in wonderland and I…

Connect back

Supporting Champions  Connect back

In the annals of the history of science, stand people that have led a breakthrough. Isaac Newton formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation; Charles Darwin, developed the basis of evolution through natural selection, Antoine Lavoisier discovered the role…