MEET ROB ANDERSON

Rob created Athletic Evolution to provide best practice in the athletic development and coaching of young athletes. He is dedicated to improving the quality of athletic development training delivered to young athletes. Rob has 15+ years experience in providing athletic development coaching to emerging youth athletes. This includes 5 years at Scottish Rugby as the Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach for 2 Regional Academies: Borders & East Lothian Region and the Caledonia Region.

Rob has delivered educational. presentations and workshops for the following organisations:

  • La Liga
  • SonicBone Medical
  • Collaborate Sports Education Platform
  • Lift The Bar Education Platform
  • Sport England Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS)
  • United Kingdom Strength & Conditioning Association (UKSCA) 2022 National Conference
  • Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Network National 2022 Conference
  • Indigo Fitness Physical Preparation of the Youth Athlete Event 2022
  • United Kingdom Strength & Conditioning Association (UKSCA) 2021 Youth Pathway Event
  • Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) East Coach Development 2021 Conference
  • Perform Better Coach Education Oriam Event 2019
  • National Youth Football Association Sweden (NYFA)
  • Jersey Sport Foundation (JSF) 2018 Conference
  • Scottish Volleyball 2018 National Conference
  • East Lothian Council Sport Development
  • Edinburgh Community Sports Hub
  • Accelerate Rugby Camps
  • West Lothian Football Academy
  • Stewart’s Melville College
  • Haddington Rugby Football Club
  • Corstorphine Cougars Rugby Football Club
  • Perthshire Rugby Football Club

Rob has appeared on the following podcasts:

  • The LTAD Network Podcast (Host)
  • The Racquet Athlete
  • The Progress Theory
  • Lift The Bar Podcast
  • Grassroots Football
  • Platform to Perform
  • 245 Raising the Bar
  • Jersey Sport Foundation
  • The Curve Mindset
  • Growing Up Strong

Rob holds numerous qualifications, including:

  • Rob holds numerous qualifications, including:
  • MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • BSc (Hons) in Strength and Conditioning Science
  • World Rugby Coach Educator – Strength and Conditioning
  • UKSCA Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • ISAK Level 1 Anthropometrist
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1
  • Level 2, Level 3 and Level 3 Advanced NASM qualification

Rob also hosted the LTAD Network/Athletic Evolution podcast for 6 seasons and has previously contributed for Rugby World magazine.

During his time at Scottish Rugby, Rob had the pleasure of either directly coaching or overseeing the development of the following athletes who went on to earn professional academy/senior professional contracts:

Alex Samuel

Glasgow Warriors

Amena Caqusau

Glasgow Warriors

Andy Stirrat

Glasgow Warriors

Ben Evans

Edinburgh

Ben Salmon

Glasgow Warriors

Callum Norrie

Glasgow Warriors

Christian Townsend

Glasgow Warriors

Emma Wassell

Scotland Women

Euan Cunningham

Glasgow Warriors

Christian Townsend

Glasgow Warriors

Emma Wassell

Scotland Women

Euan Cunningham

Glasgow Warriors

Finlay Burgess

Glasgow Warriors

Finn Douglas

Edinburgh

Harris McLeod

Glasgow Warriors

Hector Patterson

Edinburgh

Jacob Henry

Edinburgh/Scotland 7's

Kerr Johnston

Glasgow Warriors

Lana Skeldon

Scotland Women

Logan Jarvie

Glasgow Warriors

Mak Wilson

Harlequins RFC

Max Williamson

Glasgow Warriors

Megan Kennedy

Scotland Women

Michael Gray

Glasgow Warriors

Nathan Sweeney

Edinburgh

Rhys Tait

Glasgow Warriors

Roan Frostwick

Edinburgh

Robbie McCallum

Glasgow Warriors

Rory Darge

Glasgow Warriors / Scotland

Ross McKnight

Glasgow Warriors

Scott King

Edinburgh

Rob also had the pleasure of leading the Strength & Conditioning support for the U16, U17, U18 National Team Squads. Of these squads, a number of players, not named here who have also gone on to earn professional academy contracts.

Additionally, Rob provided S&C coaching for the first ever female Beach Volleyball Pair Jess Grimson and Victoria Palmer in their qualification and competition at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Rob also had the pleasure of leading the Strength & Conditioning support for the U16, U17, U18 National Team Squads. Of these squads, a number of players, not named here who have also gone on to earn professional academy contracts.

Rob has appeared on the following podcasts:

Rob holds numerous qualifications, including:

  • Rob holds numerous qualifications, including:
  • MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • BSc (Hons) in Strength and Conditioning Science
  • World Rugby Coach Educator – Strength and Conditioning
  • UKSCA Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • ISAK Level 1 Anthropometrist
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1
  • Level 2, Level 3 and Level 3 Advanced NASM qualification

Rob also hosted the LTAD Network/Athletic Evolution podcast for 6 seasons and has previously contributed for Rugby World magazine.