Head of Talent, Research & Innovation

Danny Holdcroft is the longest serving member of the British Skeleton team and is about to embark on his sixth Olympic cycle.

Danny joined the programme in 2005 as the World’s first Skeleton named Starts Coach, and has played a leading role in British Skeleton winning medals in four of the past five Olympics, including the triple medal winning success at PyeongChang 2018.

Initially combining his Starts Coach role with Strength & Conditioning and Performance Analysis (in partnership with the English Institute of Sport), he has held a number of roles within the team, including Head of Sport Science and, most recently, Head of Olympic Performance for the PyeongChang cycle.

Danny currently holds a dual role as Head of Performance Innovation and Applied Research and Head of Talent, overseeing and co-ordinating all innovation and research work spanning technology to best coaching practice and leading athlete recruitment and the development of a programme that provides the pathway from talent identification to medal winning performance.

Prior to joining British Skeleton, Danny was Head of Strength & Conditioning for the Lawn Tennis Association National Academy. He previously played football as a goalkeeper and coached in both the English and Welsh Leagues.