Paudie Roche (Arsenal FC Academy): Applying Growth & Maturation assessments in a Professional Academy.

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Paudie Roche is the Head Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach for Arsenal Football Club. Prior to this he was the Lead U9-U.6 coach and was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Physical Development Framework for the Academy. Currently he leads the physical development programme for the U18 and U23 squads and works alongside […]

Ask the Expert: Dr Jeff Cullen (Scottish Rugby)

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Dr Jeff Cullen is has been heavily involved in providing medical support in rugby for many years, both at a local and international level.  He also recently contributed to an article on Concussion management on the British Journal of Sports Medicine Blog. I was privileged to work alongside him in this years Scotland U16 and U17 […]

"Weight training isn't safe" – myths every sport parent needs to know

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Unfortunately there are a number of untruths that continue to negatively influence youth athletes, parents and coaches. In this series, I am to address a number of them which continue to hamper the progression of youth athletes to full senior level performance…