The Become A Strength Coach Podcast is designed for both coaches breaking into the strength and conditioning profession and those looking to optimising their craft. Masterclass episodes, practitioner journeys and a profession overview.
Decision Making In Team Invasion Sports With Mike Ashford
In this episode I am joined by Mike Ashford. Mike is a PhD student at Leed Beckett University investigating Decision Making in Team Sports, is a Rugby Coach for Harrowgate RFC and Leeds University. Mike talks us through some key theories in decision making and helps us simplify the varied terminoogy and differences of opinion found throughout the area. Mike applies these different theories to practice and outlines his unified conceptual framework for player decision-making in invasion team sports.
Initial Sprint Aceleration with James Wild
In this episode I am joined by James Wild. James is the Technical Lead for Performance at Surrey Sports Park and a Teaching Fellow in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Surry. In addition he works as a Speed and Agility Coach with Harlequins Rugby and is Head of Perforance with England Lacrosse. Throughout this episode James outlines key characteristics of initial sprint acceleration in both sprinters and team sport athletes and some of the research he has completed as part of his PhD.
Principles of Neuro-Rehab
In this episode, Ed and I explore how principles of Neuro-Rehab can be applied to non-rehab performance settings. Ed is currently a lecturer in Strength and Conditioning at the University of Gloucestershire after having previously worked with Wheelchair Rugby for the EIS and a Neuro-Rehab clinic.
Movement, Dorsiflexion and Regional Interdependence with Louis Howe
In this episode Louis and I discuss his resarch around the impact of dorsiflexion range of motion and movement solutions in different tasks. We cover its importance, the screening process and intervention types. Louis is a Lecturer in Sports Therapy at Edge Hill University and is currently completing his PhD.
Performance and Injury Conflict in Change of Direction with Tom Dos'Santos
In this episode Tom Dos'Santos and I discuss a range of change of direction concepts including the performance and injury conflict. Tom is a Technical Demonstrator at The University of Salford and has just completed his PhD titled 'Biomechanical Determinants of Performance and Injury Risk in Change of Direction'. Tom has a range of useful publications available through his Research Gate page
The Role of Language in Optimising Motor Learning with Harjiv Singh
In this episode Harjiv Singh and I discuss the role of language in optimising the motor learning process. Harjiv is currently a PhD student at the University of Las Vegas under the supervision of Dr Gabriele Wulf and is interested in motor learning for a range of populations.