2:32 Guru or legend?!
5:42 How Vern got into sport
8:07 Role models
10:43 Be a generalist not a specialist
13:10 It’s still the human body, what are the differences and similarities between the different sports?
16:12 Maintaining an open-mindedness. Don’t make assumptions!
17:50 Generations of young people with negligible physical literacy
20:14 Training sessions – how do we get more out of what we do?
21:38 How do you design somebody’s journey from youth to senior athlete?
25:02 Avoiding early specialisation – the conflict between art and science
31:00 We need to educate the coaches to be better managers the resources they have.
31:58 Early specialisation and generalising – what’s required?
36:06 I am a student of history, continually asking where did this technique/coach come from?
37:01 Passionate about getting better at getting better

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Dr Steve Ingham is one of the UK’s leading figures in sport and one of the world’s leading performance scientists. He is steeped in high performance and has been integral to the development of Britain into an Olympic superpower. He has provided support to over 1000 athletes, of which over 200 have achieved World or Olympic medal success, including some of the world’s greatest athletes such as Jessica Ennis-Hill, Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent. Steve has coached Kelly Sotherton's running for heptathlon and to 4x400m Olympic medal winning success. Steve has worked at the English Sports Council British Olympic Association, English Institute of Sport, where Steve was the Director of Science and Technical Development, leading a team of 200 scientists in support of Team GB and Paralympics GB. Ingham holds a BSc, PhD and is a Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Steve is author of the best selling ‘How to Support a Champion: The art of applying science to the elite athlete’, discussing and inspiring the importance of learning and adapting to reach our maximum potential. Steve established Supporting Champions with the ambition of helping ambitious people to find a better way of creating high-performance. Steve hosts the Supporting Champions Podcast on sharing his pursuit of understanding and exploration in performance.

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