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What some Universities don’t tell you: An open letter to all Sports Science/S&C students, especially those considering it

Working in elite sport or any sport for that matter is an extremely rewarding career.  I consider myself very fortunate to have the position and experience I hold and consciously appreciate it every single day.  I’m all about pursuing your passion and doing what you love in life.  I understand why it appears so attractive to young individuals/aspiring coaches.  I would like to offer some simple advice and an honest perspective.

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Episode 4: Rich Blagrove

Rich BlagroveRich Blagrove, Leader of the Undergraduate programme in Strength & Conditioning Science at St Mary’s University, discusses strength training for endurance running as well as considerations for concurrent training methods in all sports and some of his latest research. I also review David Epstein’s brilliant book The Sports Gene and give a heads up to various CPD, intern and job opportunities that are out there at the moment. Continue reading

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A redirection on getting a job in high performance sport

I’m happy to admit that I don’t know everything and there are plenty of coaches in the world who know more than me.  This week I am redirecting you to two very good articles from guys who have worked their way to the top of the industry.  Combined, they’ve interviewed and hired a huge number of coaches so you can safely assume they know what they’re talking about.  If you’re keeping an eye out on sites such as UK Sport at the moment, you should start to notice some good opportunities come up around this time of year.  Most sport clubs/organisations will already be starting to plan for next season.

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Task #1 Get More Experience.

This post is aimed at those who are working towards a career in athletic preparation, thus are either fresh out of college, at or just finished university or even older and have realised their true calling in life.  However, no matter what stage you’re at, you can never have too much experience.  Also a lot of S&C coaches will start with part time roles, so if you think you’d benefit from filling your spare time with more coaching hours (who wouldn’t?) this could be for you.  Regardless of your situation, if you want a job in professional sport it always pays to have more experience.

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The Internship

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I’ve had this idea for over a year now and it’s about time I made it a reality.  Originally I was going to build a website specifically for the task, but as its not as important as my paid job and my workload is forever increasing, in the words of Seth Godin I just need to get on and “ship”.

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