Ultimately, you can’t always choose what role you’re given in the team…
Being a Strength and Conditioning Coach is very “in vogue” right now. More and more universities are providing degree programs in strength and conditioning science. Even more have degrees in the wider topic of sport science. So just what are you really signing yourself up for? If you really are determined to pursue a path in S&C, how do you do it?
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Is changing your mind a negative thing?
When was the last time you changed your mind?
I’m not talking about what you wanted for breakfast, or what TV show you wanted to watch. I mean when was the last time you changed your perspective on a topic?
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Progressive overload is one of the key principles of strength and conditioning programmes..
Recently, I was contacted by another strength and conditioning coach specializing in youth athletes – Stephen Walsh. We then entered into a very useful discussion regarding when and how to progress individual exercises within S&C programs for young athletes. I thought this scenario is probably not isolated to only the two of us and may warrant further discussion!
Continue reading “4 principles for planning progression…”
Phil Jackson was a highly sought after coach in his NBA career. Coach of the globally renowned Chicago Bulls during the Michael Jordan era
When you get the opportunity to read directly from one of the greatest coaches in NBA history…it’s probably a good idea to get stuck in!
Continue reading “11 Rings – March Book Review”
I found this book hugely beneficial – so much so I read it twice!
November’s book has been one that popped up on my radar several times before I committed to reading it. I have to say I wish I read it earlier. After recommending it to a friend of mine he said, “Rob, I’m going to put it out there, Obstacle is the way is one of the best books I’ve ever read.” I have to say I probably agree…
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Andy is the Strength and Conditioning Coach at Barnard Castle School and PEP Sports weeks performance sports camps, as well as the Throws and Speed Coach at Darlington Harriers Athletics Club.
Give us a bit of background on yourself… (sporting career, qualifications, coaching experience).
Main sports were Track and Field, Rugby Union and Volleyball. Represented Royal Air Force on the track in both the 100m and 200m in the 1990’s. I hold a BA(Hons) in Sports Studies and PE from York St John Uni and an MSc in S&C from Teesside Uni. I am a UK Atheltics Level 3 Performance Coach in Throws and Level 2 Speed and Jumps.
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- Give us a bit of background on yourself… (sporting career, qualifications, coaching experience)
I have played rugby most of my life and was lucky enough to play representative rugby in New Zealand and in Ireland at school boy and college level for my home province of Leinster. My most relevant qualifications would be my Undergraduate Degree in Strength and Conditioning and I am about to complete a Masters Degree in Sport Rehabilitation. I also have other qualifications such as diplomas in Sports Nutrition and Sports Therapy.
Continue reading “Ask the Expert: Johnny Harris-Wright (Bristol Rugby)”