In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Senior Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Rhodri Lloyd. Rhodri is Senior Lecturer on the Strength & Conditioning course but also has numerous publications in the area of youth and adolescent training and a book titled Strength and Conditioning for Youth Athletes which is co-edited with Jon Oliver. If you are interested in getting full texts of some of Rhodri’s research, you can visit his Researchgate page HERE.

In this episode you will learn –

  • Who is Rhodri Lloyd (background, experience and current role)
  • The impact of growth and maturation on youth performance
  • Talent ID
  • Strength training for youth athletes
    • Dispelling the myths
  • The role of ‘play’ in youth athletes
  • Parental engagement

Rhodri can be found on Twitter @rhodri_s_lloyd

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 valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is 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.

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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