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Andy Taylor (Taylormade Rehab): From Manchester United’s Academy to S&C Coach

Andy Taylor was a professional footballer for nearly 10 years starting at Manchester United and then moving on to Exeter City. He completed a Foundation Degree in Sports Performance at the University of Bath in Sports Performance and a First Class honours degree in Strength and Conditioning at the University of Plymouth St Mark & St John. This combined with his practical work with young athletes over the last 6 years based at Ivybridge Community College has allowed him to put this knowledge in to action.

In this episode Andy discusses:

  • Signing for Manchester United during their famous treble season and being in the environment with David Beckham, Peter Schmeichel and Ryan Gigg.
  • The high training standards set by Sir Alex Ferguson & Eric Harrison.
  • The introduction of a coach specifically responsible for strength & conditioning in Mick Clegg.
  • Getting advice from Roy Keane about injury.
  • Moving to Exeter CIty and a famous FA Cup draw.
  • Transitioning into S&C coaching. and his role at Ivybridge College coaching both secondary and primary students.
  • The holistic benefits of strength & conditioning for students.

You can follow Andy’s work via his website and via his Twitter @taylormaderehab , and follow Ivybridge S&C on @ivybridgeSaC .

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