Episode 5: Alex Wolf

Alex WolfAlex Wolf: Head of S&C for the EIS.  There is so much valuable content in this episode for all S&C coaches I can’t recommend it enough!  Alex talks about how his philosophies have evolved over the years and how the structure of the EIS has evolved.  He talks about his most valuable lessons from leading the S&C for British Rowing as well as discussing his problem-solving framework, which he unfortunately couldn’t present at this year’s UKSCA conference.  He also talks about what he and the EIS look for when they hire S&C coaches.  Later on I review a great article by John Kiely on periodization and as always round up available jobs and CPD.

John Kiely (2012) – Periodization paradigms in the 21st century: Evidence-led or tradition-driven?

Beaven, Cook & Gill (2008) – Signifficant Strength Gains Observed in Rugby Players after Specific Resistance Exercise Protocols Based on Individual Salivary Testosterone Responses



Eric Cressey’s webinar on muscle imbalance programming.

International Festival of Athletics Coaching: 23rd-25th October in Rome.

Talent Across the Ages workshop at Oaklands School on 7th November.

BASES Conference 2015 on Tuesday 1 December and Wednesday 2 December 2015 at St. George’s Park.

BASES Student Conference on 22 & 23 March 2016 at Bangor University.


3 day per week S&C placement with the EIS based in Sheffield.

12 month student placement opportunity working at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI).


Northants County Cricket are looking for a new Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Exercise Rehabilitation Job for the Ministry of Defence based at Headly Court in Epsom:

Previously mentioned:


“That Sugar Film”

The GSK Human Performance Lab had a recent symposium on Fatigue and Performance.

Alex Hutchinson’s talk from the Endurance Research Conference on Brain Training, Neuroscience and Endurance Performance.

Dr Andy Franklin-Miller is hosting a FREE Sports Maedicine Conference at Trinity College Dublin on Friday 30th October. Speakers include the likes of Greg Myer and Peter Weyand so well worth the cost of flights from wherever you are!  Booking via conference@sportsurgeryclinic.com.

Altis just announced that Nick Winkleman will be joining Dan Pfaff and others on their November Apprentice Coach Programme.

Joel Brannigan and Jared Deacon’s Fundamentals of S&C workshop in Edingburgh on the 14th-15th November.

Scientific Conference for Motor Skill Acquisition in Kisakallio in Finland on the 18-20th November.

The Hill Performance Coaching Summit in Ontario, Canada on the 22ndNovember where Brett Bartholomew and Nick Winkleman will be joining Dan Noble and others.

SRINZ S&C and Youth Athlete Development Conference featuring the likes of Dr Jon Oliver, Nic Gill and Dr Sarah-Kate Miller among others. That’s from 18-20thNovember at AUT University.

Strength and Power Performance Course led by Matt Jordan at the Canadian Sports Institute in Calgary on the 16th to 20th November.

Jonas Dodoo’s: Acceleration, speed and agility for team sports – 7th Novemeber 2015, Lee Valley Athletics Centre.

Research to Practice – 14-16 April 2016, Melbourne.

Youth Athletics Coaching Congress at the Aspire Academy in Qatar, 18th-20th October – Jonas Dodoo, Michael Johnston, Loren Seagrave & Alex Natara among others!

Monitoring Training Loads also at the Aspire Academy in Qatar, 23rd-25th February 2016, Marco Cardinale, Darren Burgess, Martin Bucheit, Bill Sands and plenty others!


Several post graduate positions currently available with the Australian Sports Institute.


1 Comment

Filed under Strength & Conditioning, The World-Class Coaching Podcast

One response to “Episode 5: Alex Wolf

  1. Pingback: Episode 6: Pete McKnight | Matt Dickens' pureHealth pureSport

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s