Tag AppliedPractice

CORE skills aren’t SOFT

Supporting Champions  CORE skills aren't SOFT

In 1958, as NASA began it’s search for aerospace pilots, the job description listed the need for the following characteristics;   · Male (how 1950s?) · Approx 5’11” /180cm · Aged between twenty-five and forty · A science degree ·…

5 ways to justify the term ‘elite’

Supporting Champions  5 ways to justify the term 'elite'

‘Elite Health’, ‘Elite Car Audio’, ‘Elite Wines’!   Clearly these are just brand names, just as the bloke around the corner who runs a business called Olympic Windows, is claiming special status (unless window fitting has become an Olympic sport…

How SQUIDD can empower others

Supporting Champions  How SQUIDD can empower others

  In 2005 I was moving on from my role as Exercise Physiologist and Sport Science Manager at the British Olympic Association and starting in a role as Technical Lead Physiologist at the English Institute of Sport. Part of that…

Maximising experiences

Supporting Champions  Maximising experiences

I am a lucky boy. Lucky, lucky lucky (apologies if after only 8 words you are now singing Kylie Minogue’s hit or reciting sections of Monty Python’s Holy Grail). When I first started to work in high-performance I was fortunate…