FOOTBALL

Football is a dynamic game that challenges an athlete’s physical and tactical abilities. Athletes must be conditioned to sustain short, intermediate, and long sprints with a high degree of change in direction. Direct development of strength, lateral acceleration and deceleration abilities, and anaerobic and aerobic capacities set the foundation for peak soccer performance.

These football strength & conditioning training programs are therefore designed to develop the stamina, total-body strength, and lateral quickness soccer players need to stay dynamic and explosive for the full 90 minutes. The result: better agility and quickness, faster first-step acceleration, and fewer overuse injuries.

Whether you want to be a Professional Footballer, semi-professional footballer, a newcomer to the game, someone who wants to improve or someone who just wants to get fit in a new or exciting way, this service will give you the unique opportunity to receive personalized and dedicated guidance with your personal coach.

ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE

The football-specific sessions are designed to focus on the areas that individuals need to succeed in the modern game. This conditioning can focus on technical development, ball mastery, or the development of high-level fitness parameters, including strength, speed and power. By following such programs, each person is giving themselves every chance to reach their full potential, either as a football player, or simply in being fitter and more athletic.

These sessions can take place in local sports fields, your garden, in gyms or indoors for the winter. I provide a program based on your location access and equipment you have available. 

What you can expectb &

  • 1 to 1 training from a qualifiedB B Personal TrainerB andB FA B coach.
  • Expert guidance from aB semi-professional footballerB andB current Island player.
  • The creation ofB bespoke training sessionsB using methods fromB renownedB international clubs and coaches.
  • The use of the latestB football training equipmentB andB conditioning aidsB as used byB professional clubsB across the UK.
  • Learn theB secretsB of whatB football academiesB look for inB young players.
  • OpportunitiesB forB trialsB atB professional clubsB for players who haveB potential.
  • ToB receiveB aB dedicated and professional service.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Players aiming to become a Professional or Semi-Professional

I have a wealth of experience of working with professional and semi-professional players. Many players are in between clubs, preparing for trials or just hoping they get noticed. If a player has a scheduled trial date, I can assist them in sharpening up their technique and general fitness, as well as creating the right mindset of what to expect in preparation for the event. Alternatively, if I think a particular player I am training has the potential to succeed at such events, I will look out for trials and opportunities for them to show off their talent in the UK.

Youth Players

The football specific program is designed to focus on the areas that a youth player needs to succeed in the modern game. I can help them improve technique, flexibility, speed, agility, power with and without the ball. Players with ambitions of being scouted can get an honest evaluation of their ability, they will also get a training program which gives them the best opportunity to fulfill their ambitions. I am committed to player development and assisting youth players fulfilling their potential.

Enthusiastic Amateurs

Are you bored of running on the treadmill? Sick of sticking to the same mundane weights programme in the gym? Or do you find it hard to motivate yourself? These training programs offer a new dynamic and exciting way in helping develop an amateurs games.  Whether you want to impress your team mates or dazzle your opponents at 5 a side with new skills and tricks, this can help you improve your game and fitness.

Newcomers to the game

These sessions are ideal for players of any age who are new to the game. The coach-led sessions can help players develop all the necessary skills and techniques to make them feel confident about going out and playing football.

Players who need a Confidence boost

Sometimes players just need a little confidence boost to help their game. I can help players regain or boost their confidence levels by working on their strength and conditioning. This is an ideal opportunity to help build a players morale and make their experience on the pitch much more positive.

WHAT ARE THE METHODS?

My methods for developing conditioning programs are typically structured between three age groups:

  1. Pre-growth spurt (5-13/14 years)
  2. Post-growth spurt (13/14-16 years)
  3. Late teens (16-19 years) and Adults

Children develop at different ages, so it is not enough to say that all boys will have finished their main growth spurt by the age of 14, nor can you say that boys and girls will develop at the same age. Nevertheless, this structure provides a general guideline towards which program is suitable for each individual. 

Pre-Growth Spurt (5-13/14 years) 

At this age, the emphasis is on fun, and to let the children enjoy the game. All the fitness that they need to develop will be achieved just by playing football. Conditioning training will also be limited by time, as young children should not exercise for prolonged periods. Because of this, ball work is often the main priority, with a secondary focus on light strength exercises, to teach technique and good posture, as well as core stability work, to develop natural balance. It is very much about education at this early age, setting in place good training habits that young players will take with them for the rest of their lives. 

Post-Growth Spurt (13/14-16 years) 

Again, the fun and educational element is important with this group. By now they should have developed sound training habits, so they can move on to learning the foundations for the principles of conditioning. This is the age to introduce conditioning and techniques in its own components; for example, aerobic and anaerobic sessions, strength work, medicine balls, and more advanced core stability and SAQB (Speed, Agility and Quickness) work. Players can now be introduced to work on adult conditioning drills, such as speed testing and bleep tests, etc. Not only does this help motivate individuals but it also prepares those who will go on to train at senior level. 

Late Teens (16-19 years) and Adults 

The late teen (16-19 years) age group can do the majority of conditioning and testing that adults do, with only minor adaptations (such as more rest and regeneration). The beauty of developing conditioning programs for late teens and adults, is that it is completely within their control. Ultimately, these training programs help provide people with the answers to three key questions: What do I do? When do I do it? How do I do it? It then takes hard dedication and a lot of discipline to stick to the program and to achieve the desired goals, especially when employment or other commitments stand in the way.  Nevertheless, it is important to try and allocate the time to enhance your conditioning levels and performances. 

As you have likely noticed, individuals in all sports are becoming increasingly bigger, stronger and faster, so it is now more and more clear that talent alone is simply not enough. Training programs for this age group thus require individuals to develop a wide range of high-level fitness parameters, including strength, speed, power, agility, endurance and coordination. This means being assessed on performance, doing sprint work, using free weights, learning plyometrics, focusing on core stability and grasping dynamic flexibility routines. Periodization occurs within these programs, meaning specific exercises are tailored within each particular phase of training. There is also an emphasis on recovery and regeneration, as well as high-quality nutrition, to ensure you get maximal gains from the training you perform. By following this system each individual gives themselves every chance to reach their full potential.

This one-off session is where an assessment of performance takes place, with fitness parameters being objectively measured via a carefully selected battery of tests. The applicability of each test will depend upon players position and/or the desired goals of each individual. B This session will generally test:

  • Speed (Acceleration and Maximal Speed)
  • Agility (Acceleration, Deceleration and Changes of direction)
  • Power (Functional leg strength and Explosive strength/power)
  • Strength (Leg strength and Upper-body strength)
  • Endurance (Anaerobic and aerobic endurance)

Individuals are then given a report that highlights which areas of their game they need to improve on and fine tune for optimal development. It is important that sufficient testing periods do occur, not only to evaluate each individuals strengths and weaknesses, but to guide the design of any conditioning program.

To book a personal training session, please click here. Each sessionB runs for 45 minutes, and I kindly ask you are warmed up and ready for the session to maximise your training time.B After the session, you will be given mobility exercises specific to your needs and you can then cool down and stretch in your own time.B ]]>
This one-off match analysis can only occur if you are playing for a club. B An ideal way to be able to assess your level of play is to attend a match of choice that you are participating in.B This will assess the following areas of your game:

  • Technique and Skill
  • Decision Making
  • Positional Sense
  • Confidence with the Ball
  • Work Ethic
  • Consistency

Once an analysis of your game has taken place, aB report can then be created which outlines your strengths and weaknesses in a competitive environment. B This will provide you with recommendations on how to maximise your levels of performance in the future.

To book a 45-min match analysis, please click here. Each analysis runs for 45 minutes. After the match, you will be given a breakdown of strengths and weaknesses specific to your needs.]]>

This 1-12 month plan is an online personal training program and gives individuals training exercises and drills to work on in their own time. It is perfect for those who lack the time to meet for 1 to 1 sessions, for people who like to train at their own pace, or for members who just prefer a professional fitness program to be devised for them to complete. This program generally entails:

  • Online personal training fromB B#1.66 a day!
  • Monthly plan of exercises and drills
  • Weekly structured sessions
  • Step-by step walk-through of each exercise
  • Diagrams/Pictures to help understand drills
  • Regular online contact to check on progress
  • Periodisation of training to enable peak fitness
  • Recovery and Regeneration Advice
  • Nutritional Advice
  • Only B#50 per month by direct debit.B B Membership then continues ongoing
  • No commitment or contracts b  justB contact meB and Direct Debit will be cancelled immediately.B However, I cannot initiate refunds for transactions that have already been processed.

Once booked, I will send out confirmation via email with your monthly fitness plan and eating plan within 48 hours.

 

This is a monthly program which aims to develop all the key fitness attributes required for youth football development. The aims of each training session will vary, as will largely depend upon the training status and goals of the individual. Sessions will have an emphasis on fun, and be tailored so that children and young people learn to enjoy the game. Included in this program is:

  • Performance Assessments
  • Match Analysis (if currently playing for a club)
  • Speed Training
  • Agility Training
  • Strength Training (Technique and Posture)
  • Core Training (Medicine Balls)
  • Balance Training
  • Endurance Training
  • Ball MasteryB
  • EducationB
  • Stretching andB Nutritional Guidance

The time frame to complete this program will vary dependant upon the goals of each individual. For example, some people can choose to have high volume training (3-5 sessions per week) during school holidays, or alternatively, sessions can be consistently planned on a weekly basis (1-2 sessions per week). All plans will therefore be structured and tailored to suit each individuals aims.

To book a personal training plan, please click here.

This is a monthly program which aims to develop all the key fitness attributes required for high-level football performance. The aims of each training phase will vary, as will largely depend upon the training status and goals of the individual. Included in this program is:

  • Performance Assessments
  • Match Analysis (if currently playing for a club)
  • Home Development Training Program
  • Speed Training
  • Agility Training
  • Strength Training (Bodyweight and/or Free Weights)
  • Power Training (Plyometrics and Medicine Ball Training)
  • Core Training
  • Endurance Training (Aerobic and Anaerobic)
  • Flexibility Training
  • Nutritional Advice
  • Recovery and Regeneration Strategies (Hydrotherapy)
  • Periodisation of training to enable peak fitness

The time frame to complete this program will vary dependant upon the goals of each individual. For example, some people can choose to have intense, high volume training (3-5 sessions per week) that is similarly experiencedB at professional clubs. Alternatively, sessions can be planned on a weekly basis (1-2 sessions per week) alongside allocated home training. All plans will therefore be structured and tailored to suit each individuals aims.

 

These sessions are flexible and can be booked at the convenience of the individual. They are normally for people who wish to try out the 1 to 1 environment for the first time, for those who need to improve a particular area of their game, for members trying to raise their fitness levels, or for individuals aiming to maximise a particular strength. B These sessions include:

  • Workout Preparation
  • Practical Fitness Exercises/Drills
  • Workout Recovery
  • Basic Program for future progression
  • Nutritional Advice

To book a personal training session, please click here. You can train at our private Pt studio to utilize their vast range of equipment, in your home or enjoy sessions outdoors atB a park or beach. I can provide training sessions throughout the day, as well as before or after work. Each sessionB runs for 45 minutes, and I kindly ask you are warmed up and ready for the session to maximise your training time.B After the session, you will be given mobility exercises specific to your needs and you can then cool down and stretch in your own time.

 

Training sessions for sports clubs are available and canB help the team develop a wide range of high-level fitness parameters, including strength, speed, power, agility, endurance and coordination. B The team can be assessed onB performance, B fitness, do sprint work, use free weights, learn plyometrics, focus on core stability and grasp dynamic flexibility routines to help improve their performance. The equipment on offer will also provide committed players with new training ideas on how to best condition themselves for the coming season.

Specific Pre-season and In-season conditioning sessions are available for clubs.B These sessions are where an assessment of performance takes place, with fitness parameters being objectively measured via a carefully selected battery of tests. The applicability of each test will depend upon the desired goals of the club. B These session will generally test either:

  • Speed (Acceleration and Maximal Speed)
  • Agility (Acceleration, Deceleration and Changes of direction)
  • Power (Functional leg strength and Explosive strength/power)
  • Strength (Leg strength and Upper-body strength)
  • Endurance (Anaerobic and aerobic endurance)
  • Functional Movement Screen (Mobility and Movement assessment)

Clubs are then given a report that highlights which areas of the players game needs to improve on and to fine tune for optimal development. It is important that sufficient testing periods do occur, not only to evaluate each individuals strengths and weaknesses, but to guide the design of any conditioning program.

TheseB sessions can take place at Sports Halls, the Pt Studios, in local sports fields or indoors for the winter.B I provide all the equipment and inspiration, and individuals/clubs can choose to train regularly or have a one off session where I can design a training session for them.

By having such sessions, each person is giving themselves every chance to reach their full potential, either as a player, or simply in being fitter and more athletic. These sessions are flexible and can be booked at the convenience of the individual/club.B

To book a sports club training session, please click here.

 

My aims

I know from my own experience that, at present, the level of attention in Jersey football is not sufficient to develop and maximise a players progression in the sport, with limited routes available for success. B Because of this, I had to try and make my own opportunity aged 22, which in football terms, is a very late age to try and become professional, and always found it held me back and restricted me. Therefore, I am now dedicated to try and give players in Jersey who wish to be a success in the game every chance possible withB Personal Football Training. I also aim to develop and train any individuals who have any other desired goals using football specific drills. My programs are fun, disciplined, professional, scientific, versatile, and most of all, structured. Every phase of training will lead onto the next to ensure you are constantly progressing your conditioning levels to a high standard. B

Football Career Profile

Throughout my youth I played for top clubs in Jersey, gaining a place in Jerseyb s School of Excellence for a number of years.B I progressed from there to feature for Jersey Under 16b s, Under 18b s and Under 21b s.B I moved to England at the age 0f 22 and had trials atSalisbury Town FCB in 2007, but decided to move further north to train atB Southport FC.B While I was there I was spotted byB Marine FC, and signed for their first-team squad, playing against teams such asB Tranmere Rovers FC,B Macclesfield Town FCB andAltringham FC.B However, a serious ankle injury kept me out of football for over a year and a half.B Once properly rehabilitated, I was aged 24, and playing lower league football forB Formby FC, whilst also improving my education and doing sports coaching for children in Liverpool. At 25, and soon to be returning to Jersey, I decided to joinB Inter Football Academy. Here I played against teams such asB Wigan FC youth,B Fleetwood Town FC reservesB andB Bolton FC youth. After scoring a hat-trick vB Accrington Stanley FCB reservesB they took me on for trials vB Macclesfield Town FCB andB Burnley FC.B B Since then, IB returnedB home andB now play for the island ofB Jersey, representing them in the2011 Island Games, and coming away with a bronze medal. After this successful 2010/11 season on the island, I was also nominated for Jersey Footballer of the Year, beforeB signing for top senior sideB Jersey Wanderers FC. After completing the most recent season in 2011/12, I helped Jersey win the FA Inter-League Cup for the first time in their history, meaning we are the best amateur football side in the UK. We represented England in the UEFA Regions Cup for the upcoming season,B the highest possible achievement at amateur level. In 2013 I was nominated again for Jersey Footballer of the Year after winning 5 trophies with champions of Channel Islands Jersey Scottish.B

 

 

 

SAMPLE WORKOUT

Here is an example of a single day of training, one of many workouts that are generated for an given individual over the course of a year. Workouts for all sports follow a similar structure, yet vary in exercises performed, intensity and reps. The workouts can be viewed via the mobile app.

TITLE – PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE

SESSION 2 – WEDNESDAY

PHASE – OFF-SEASON

CYCLE – WEAKNESSES/BALANCE/HYPERTROPHY

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