Pacey Performance Podcast

Pacey Performance Podcast #197 - Craig Harrison (Director of Athlete Development at AUT Millenium)

July 19, 2018

In this podcast I am speaking to Director of Athlete Development at AUT Millenium, Dr Craig Harrison. Craig is also a research fellow at AUT and leads the athletic development research group so is a pretty busy guy. It was great to get a fellow podcaster on and from a very selfish point of view, its interesting to know the process he goes through to get his podcast out there, how he chooses guests etc. For all those out there that work with youth athletes, this one is definitely for you. Enjoy.

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who is Craig Harrison (background, education & current role)
  • The Athlete Development Show
    • Why you do the podcast
  • Translating research to practice
  • S&C in schools
  • Designing environments for youth development
    • Play vs deliberate practice
    • Increasing engagement
    • Setting appropriate 'challenge' for children
  • Considerations when coaching adolescents
    • Biological changes
    • Psycho-social

Craig can be found on Twitter @drcraigharrison

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at and you can get more information on the groin bar at and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

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