SPORTS PERFORMANCE

Train Like the Pros

Dealing with athletes on a daily basis has taught me the value of appreciating and integrating the athlete's psychological state into each session.  How we interact with athlete's can have an enormous impact on what the athlete produces in training...and we know what happens in training is ultimately replicated in competition. Read More
Subjective data...be careful! Read More

Previously unreleased ASP Webinar 1 Part B

Jason Weber & Darren Burgess discuss...

Recovery Techniques

Quantifying training...low tech 101

Studying the opposition

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A year in football (it doesn’t matter which code) is a long one!
Across the course of a season, you come across many things…some new, some old and some re-discovered.  I haven’t yet had time to really sit and reflect on my last 12 months in professional sport.  That said here are my preliminary musings. Read More
The challenge for those working in Sports Science and Sports Medicine is to determine which technology is going to produce information that actually affects performance. Read More

Darren Burgess discusses the challenges of preparing for the 2010 Soccer World Cup

Travel Distance

Altitude

Climate

Recovery Strategies

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Are athletes made tough or do we coach them into being tough? Read More
As a department lead my background is firmly as an S&C coach.  However, for better or worse, the 14 years I spent preparing, and more importantly traveling, with international rugby teams has given me a unique experience and insights when it comes to physiotherapists.  Read More

Run, Kick, Scrum, Lift, Pass, Throw, Tactics , Calls...

Where does it all fit?  Speed, strength, power, endurance...and that's just the physical component.

Here are my Four Guiding Principles when it comes to evaluating and planning technical & tactical elements of training.  I use these as a cornerstone in my conversations with coaches so that I am clearly understood when it comes to balancing out any program. Read More

Part II of Angus Teece's Interview of Jason Weber

Audio Interview Content;

Athlete Empathy

Coaching Focus

Transference of Strength

Integration of Training

Day in the Life of a Professional S&C coach Read More