Dr. John Alder is the Head of Performance Pathways at English Institute of Sport & was previously the Coaching Manager for Sports Coach UK and the High Performance Development Lead for the New Zealand Rugby League for 3 years where he consulted for the Kiwis team on a number of high profile campaigns including the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

John holds a Masters in Sports Coaching & a PhD in High Performance Sport Management which focuses on leadership and Change Culture.

In this video discussion, John joins PDP Editor, Dave Wright to discuss a range of fascinating topics including:

John’s research on the cultural influences in sport and how this effects player development

  • His experience at NZRL & working with elite level international athletes
  • Various international cultures and what part that plays in sport
  • Embracing diversity
  • Whether or not coaches can directly influence team culture 
  • Player ownership and how to go about it
  • Plus much more

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