Pacey Performance Podcast

Pacey Performance Podcast #210 - Simon Cron (Assistant Coach at the New South Wales Waratahs)

October 18, 2018

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Assistant Coach at the New South Wales Waratahs, Simon Cron. The topic of dealing with coaches and catering for what they want comes up a lot in conversations on the podcast but getting the opinion of the coach directly is something I want to do more of on the podcast. It was a privilege to speak to Simon who have such an honest chat around his thoughts on athletic development and the coaches he has worked with. Enjoy.

  • Who is Simon Cron (education, background and current role)
  • What makes a good athletic development coach?
    • Characteristics
    • Qualifications
  • Athletic performance programme or rugby programme
    • Emphasis - 'critical few vs important many'
    • Mindset of coaches
    • 'Clock driven'
  • Common language
    • Importance
    • Examples
  • Information delivery
    • Data
    • Discussion
    • Flexibility

This episode is also sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord, Groinbar, HumanTrak and ForceDecks. Vald can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @valdperformance.

This episode is also sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue. Fatigue Science can be found at

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