Dr Craig Duncan is one of Australia’s top ‘Human Performance Scientists’.
Craig played for New South Wales as a junior before realising his best bet in the world of athletic performance was via a university degree.
In this episode, he tells Gary Cole that his role today is to take a holistic approach with footballers to ensure they are as best prepared as they can be to enable the Coaches to do their magic with them on the pitch.
He has worked with Vitezslav Lavicka at Sydney FC and won a championship; worked with Tony Popovic at West Sydney Wanderers and won an Asian Champions League; and worked with Ange Postecoglou with the Socceroos, winning the Asian Cup as well as qualifying for a World Cup.
Craig has also worked for Carlos Queiroz with Iran at the Asia Cup.
He tells Gary how he learned from all of these very experienced coaches.
They also discuss the importance of finding a ‘mentor’, and how both mental health and being present can only improve coaching and player performance.
Dr Craig is leaving a legacy by sharing his wisdom as both an author and content creator.
Join Gary Cole in this exploration of Dr Craig Duncan’s Football Coaching Life.