Updated: Jan 24, 2022
This episode has proven to be a great way to kick things off. I loved making it and I'm already excited to answer your questions in the next one. Keep sending them in and I'll keep recording them for use in upcoming weeks!
I put a lot of planning into each episode (as an exclusive, I'll link the actual script for the first episode here), and I wanted to make sure that each one I make has a set of backup notes to help you get a better idea of my perspective on each topic. This week's notes are going to give you some insight into where I got my qualifications, as well as show you some of the people whose influence has helped shape my coaching.
I picked up my S&C qualification from UniLearning back in 2020. The course was an awkward one to start with because of lockdowns, but as the months rolled on, we were able to get into the facilities at the University of Ulster, which changed things a lot. Hands-on learning and discussions with a leading industry professional were very valuable int he leadup to the final exams, and the overall experience has turned out to be one of the most important of my career so far.
I do plan to go on to tackle the UKSCA eventually, but we'll need to do some saving first.
If you're interested in following the coach who took us through the course, follow Andy Tsang on Instagram. He's very thorough and immensely knowledgeable. I highly recommend reading his post on why ladder drills aren't useful in sports training.
In terms of other places to go online for information and good content, check out these accounts:
There's plenty more out there to find as well, but these are some of the best accounts I followed in 2021 for growing my knowledge of S&C.
The stats on Ronaldo were from this Instagram post from Science for Sport.
Please comment any questions you have for future episodes!