Dr Jeff Cullen has been heavily involved in providing medical support in rugby for many years, both at club and international level. He 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 previous Scotland U16 and U17 Age grade […]
Jamie Salter has worked in professional football and rugby league with both youth and adult athletes in a physical preparation role at Barnsley FC, Middlesbrough FC and York Knights RLFC whilst working with various athletes on an ad-hoc basis for many years. Alongside applied experience, he has spent most of my career in education as a lecturer […]
We are very pleased to have been able to contribute to the “3 Steps to Success” column in this month’s edition of Rugby World Magazine! With the return of club training after months of the lockdown due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, players are at an increased risk of soft tissue injuries in areas like […]
Dr Mike Hislop is a a researcher within the Technical Services Department at World Rugby, the global governing body for Rugby Union. His research was used to create the Activate program, which reduced soft tissue injuries by up to 40% and concussions by up to 60%. In this podcast Mike discusses: His PhD research studies […]
Sport is an incredible tool. Some athletes may grow in self esteem and confidence because of it. Some athletes may learn valuable health and fitness lessons from it. Many will make life-long friendships because of it. And some athletes may be lucky enough to make a fulltime career out of it. So just what’s wrong […]
This week I was interviewed for the Jersey Sport Foundation Podcast. You can listen to the interview in full here…
Many coaches ramp up loading too quickly, simply because they can!
Use your community coaching experience as a springboard to improve as a coach!
After the recent post on a 4 Stage model to athletic development, I received a lot of feedback online as to how this might pertain to other movements other than squatting. So I decided to add some more content surrounding the other fundamental movements.
Unfortunately, injuries are part and parcel of participating in youth sport. Yes, we can reduce the likelihood of them occurring with a good warm up, sound movement mechanics, tolerable work loads and appropriate strength and conditioning programs, BUT we can never really eliminate them. Sometimes, despite all our hardest efforts, a late tackle or poor […]