Episode 11: James Baker

James BakerIn this Episode I interviewed James Baker on the back of the awesome Child to Champion conference to share his work with teenage athletes at St Peter’s High School. James gives loads of great insight into their programme especially around common problems with school age pupils and maximizing athlete engagement. (APOLOGIES for the poor sound quality in the 2nd part of the interview, had a bit of wifi trouble.) Then this month I review James Kerr’s Legacy and round up loads of jobs and online resources that are available at the moment.



UKSCA State of the Nation Survey

Cal Dietz and Matt Van Dyke’s High School version of Triphasic Training

Nick Newman of The Horizontal Jumps ‘ Plyometric Prerequisites & Progressions

Catapult interview with Grant Downie from Manchester City FC

The UK Coaching Summit is on the 7-8th June in Manchester

On Saturday 18th June, AFC Bournemouth Sports Science Student Workshop. Tickets are only £30, including speakers such as James Bunce



Leicester City

Surrey Sports Park

Cambridge RUFC

It’s worth noting and I apologise because I am probably a bit late now. But EVERY professional rugby and football club in the UK will take on interns each season. Just because you don’t see it advertised, doesn’t mean there’s no opportunity, it probably just means they get inundated with enough applications as it is that they don’t need to advertise! If you want to find out about more opportunities in pro sport, then I highly recommend contacting teams and support staff to ask.

BASES Studentships



Munster Rugby Club Academy S&C coach

EIS lead S&C coach with British Fencing

Worcester Warriors LTAD S&C coach

Oxford United part time sports scientist

EXOS tactical S&C coach based in Nashville Tennesse

Thanks for listening and catch you again soon!


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