Back To School – Workshop Programme

Bacl to shcool

It’s that time of year when all the kids head back to school but it’s not just for the kids. Now that the summer holiday season is pretty much done and dusted everyone can start to turn their focus back to CPD. I’ve got several workshops booked in for October – check them out and book on! Here are the … Read More

Nick GranthamBack To School – Workshop Programme

Building Future Champions

I’ve had a bit of a whirlwind tour of the UK this year delivering evening workshops on physical preparation for youth athletes. One common comment on the feedback forms is that the delegates would love to spend more time learning about the subject and getting stuck in with practicals. Unfortunately 2.5 hours is tight and there’s only so much you … Read More

Nick GranthamBuilding Future Champions

Movement Quality Training

 Movement Quality Training (MQT) “Development of gross athleticism and coordinated skilful movements” I’ve spent a lot of time over the past couple of months speaking to coaches about the importance of developing a comprehensive programme of physical preparation for young athletes. The same starting point for any physical preparation programme is to develop gross athleticism through movement quality training (MQT) … Read More

Nick GranthamMovement Quality Training

What a numpty! I’m still coming to LEEDS!

Every now and then I do something really stupid! I was wondering why only the earlybird tickets had sold for next weeks Creating Athletic Legacies workshop in Leeds. Every other workshop had pretty much sold out and I knew the coaches in Leeds would be keen to hear about the latest developments in phsycial preparation for youth athletes. So why … Read More

Nick GranthamWhat a numpty! I’m still coming to LEEDS!

Workshops webinars and podcasts…

2015 is shaping up to be a busy year for me in terms of workshops and seminars and I figured it would be worth letting you know what I’ll be up to during the first half of the year. Workshops I sat and looked at my schedule last week and suddenly realised I’ve got a whole bunch of workshops coming … Read More

Nick GranthamWorkshops webinars and podcasts…

Early Sport Specialisation – bad idea?

I’ve been working my way around the UK delivering evening workshops looking at physical preparation for youth athletes and one of the areas that I spend a fair amount of time disucssing is the potential problems that early specialisation thows up. I’m guessing that my “spidey sense“ has been working overtime this month because there doesn’t seem to be a … Read More

Nick GranthamEarly Sport Specialisation – bad idea?

Just play sport to get fit?

A colleague alerted me to an article by Raymond Verheijen (you can read the full article here >>Raymond Verheijen – Dispelling the myths of soccer fitness<< . I’ll be surprised if you’ve not heard of him because he’s always one of the first people to chirp up in the popular press (the tabloids love him and he’s prolific on twitter!) … Read More

Nick GranthamJust play sport to get fit?

Create Athletes

The Creating An Athletic Legacy workshops are going down a storm. Feedback has been great so far but don’t just take my word for it – have a look at the results of the feedback froms. The sessions were informative and useful – 4.5/5 The content of the material presented was appropriate – 4.6/5 I felt confident with the presenter … Read More

Nick GranthamCreate Athletes

Jose Mourinho, Painists and Football Players

Last week I delivered the first Creating Athletic Legacies workshop in Leicester and the team at Leicester City FC Academy were fantastic hosts. The workshop was really well recieved and I’m looking forward to taking it around the UK (Leeds, Blackburn, Cardiff, Sunderland and possibly Bournemouth). Whilst I was at the training ground my attention was drawn to a qoute … Read More

Nick GranthamJose Mourinho, Painists and Football Players

I don’t care if you’re a 13 year old superstar

Last week there was a really interesting article in The Times by James Ducker in which he examined the football wasteland  – looking at players left on the scrap heap at an early age, and whilst reading it I couldn’t help but think that this isn’t just a problem for football. Many sports are pushing toward EARLY SPECIALISATION and seem … Read More

Nick GranthamI don’t care if you’re a 13 year old superstar