Below are podcasts that I have been a guest on, discussing some of the PDS principles in more detail.

Plus a few podcasts of people who I have mentored sharing their journey & experiences.

I hope these discussions are useful. They will give you a taste of what I cover in all my training courses, online & live support, which can be delivered anywhere in the World. If you are interested in any of these services, please get in touch. To book onto any of the next planned courses click here 

A raw, open & personal interview with Mark; the experiences that influenced him from his childhood, his Military Career and the evolution of PDS

This podcast is a real insight into Mark Bennett the person as well as the coach developer and hearing how his earlier experiences have influenced and formed the development of the Performance Development System – his passion! A fascinating listen, with how to tips and through provoking ideas for parents, teachers, coaches and leaders!

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Weekly podcast featuring the best coaches in the world hosted by 2-Time NBA World Champion, Brendan Suhr.
Each episode Coach Suhr and his guests give you insight into some of the best and newest trends, techniques, philosophies and lessons from not only the game of basketball; but also in leadership, culture, professional development and life.

In this Episode Alan Keane talks about his journey from childhood to his current role as GB U20 & Reading Rockets head coach.

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JP Nurbun & Nate Sanderson are joined by Mark Bennett & Alan Keane. Mark & Alan share over 3 podcasts how to plan a session, how & why to adapt during practice & the critical process of hot & cold reviews following each session & match.

Podcast 145 Effective Practice Planning

Podcast 146 Skills And Strategies To Facilitate Your Practice

Podcast 147 Developing An Effective Reflection System

Gary Curneen is joined by PDS Coach and Consultant, Mark Bennett, and GB Basketball coach Alan Keane, to discuss how they have worked together to create an environment and coaching style centred around the players needs.

They discuss the following:

- What is need centred & why does it influence session planning?
- How do you deal with same players always answering the questions & talking in group huddles?
- How can a coach establish if his interventions are effective?
- Why is training players in self reviewing critical within the modern game

And much more!

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Way Of Champions Episode 166 - The Purpose of Coaching is NOT to Fix the Next 30 Seconds: A Conversation with Mark Bennett and Alan Keane

This week on the Way of Champions Podcast, we welcome Alan Keane and Mark Bennett, both previous guests on our podcast. We dive into the purpose of coaching, how to be a “deficit detector”, and the behaviors a coach needs to help their players become problem solvers. If you have listened to episodes #31#76, or #90, then you know you are in for a treat!

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The Talent Equation - "Moving from athlete centred coaching towards 'needs centred' coaching" - a conversation with Alan Keane & Mark Bennett 

Mark Bennett from 'Performance Development Systems' and Alan Keane, Head Coach of Under 20 GB Basketball Team make a welcome return to the show to share some of their latest thinking around coaching and coach development.

The conversation centres around why they have moved away from the term 'athlete centred' or 'player centred' coaching towards 'need centred or needs led' coaching. We explore what this means, why it is important and how it is applied.

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What Is Need Centred Coaching?

In this interview Lason Perkins from Basketball Embassy's virtual coach’s clinic interviews the creator of Performance Development Systems (PDS) Mark Bennett MBE & Great Britain basketball coach Alan Keane about all things 'Needs Centred' coaching. In this interview they share - What is Needs Centred Coaching Developing self-thinking players Why is effective coach mentoring support critical for athlete development Why this approach is not ‘softy softy’ & sits well in both grass roots and performance environments The How to of shifting both coach & athlete behaviours AND MUCH MUCH MORE!

Episode 1: How To Take Your Team To The Next Level

Episode 2: How To Run a Practice

Episode 4: Teaching Players to Coach Themselves

5 Part Series With BBallBreakdown!

Coach Nick is the host of the BBallBreakdown. He has over 750k followers on YouTube. We have teamed up with Coach Nick to record a series of 4 discussions on the PDS way of 'Needs Centred' coaching followed by a live Q&A on week 5.

I will post the episodes as they goes go live each Thursday. Here is what coach Nick said -

"Sometimes I come across a coach who completely blows me away w/ their view on the game. Mark Bennett has developed a whole new way to communicate & run your practices, & Alan Keane coaches Great Britains U20 National team using its principles."

Episode 2: How To Focus on Process, Not Outcome

Episode 5: Live Q&A


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