Workshop 2

Weds 7th March 2018 

The quest for gamespeed – Reverse engineering context driven speed and agility solutions to maximise game performance - with Ian Jeffreys

Northampton Saints, Franklin's Gardens, NN5 5BG


Ian Jeffreys Bio

Ian Jeffreys is an internationally renowned coach, educator and author, and Professor of Strength and Conditioning at the University of South Wales where he co-ordinates all the of University’s strength and conditioning (S&C) activities. He also manages the S&C programmes for Cardiff City Football Club’s performance development programme.

He is regarded as a world authority in the development of speed and agility, and conditioning for team sports, where his unique Gamespeed system and RAMP warm-up protocols have been adopted by a wide range of coaches and organisations. Ian has authored six books: Total Soccer Fitness; A Coaches Guide to Enhancing Recovery - The Performance Lifestyle; Developing Gamespeed; Developing Speed and Soccer Speed. He has authored over 15 book chapters including the warm-up and stretching chapter for the third edition of the Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning and numerous strength and conditioning articles which have featured in the leading international Journals. 



Julie Dodoo
Speedworks Training
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Speedskills Workshops 

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Speedworks Training are excited to announce a series of four workshops developed for Practitioners who lead, plan or deliver training and therapy interventions within a sporting setting. Each workshop will be led by a range of world class practitioners, who have experience in applying and then evolving scientific concepts within a high performance culture.


The second workshop is on Weds 7th March 2018 at Northampton Saints, Franklin's Gardens, 6pm - 9pm, with Guest Speaker Ian Jeffreys.


Speed and agility have long been considered critical components of high performance in a range of sports and are therefore key components of a performance development programme. However, how well is our current training transferring to enhanced game performance. On field success in sports requires the ability to solve sport specific problems. and utilise speed and agility within the specific context of the game. Unfortunately, the development of these capacities is often missing from traditional speed and agility programmes. Learn how reverse engineering game tasks and building these into context driven exercises can help ensure optimal transfer from training to game performance. The practical session will demonstrate how to put the theory covered in the lecture portion of the workshop into practice and provide take home exercises that can be used immediately with your athletes.



The performance sport environment can be found within amateur college teams all the way up to professional teams. It is embodied by a culture of consistent holistic development where expectations, objectives and processes are agreed upon across all athletes and staff. Athletes are expected to be students of their sport, they are empowered with education and encouraged to take ownership of their development. Practitioners are expected to apply up to date methodology whilst creating objective markers of progression. Development of such a culture requires a combination of evidence based practice with experiential knowledge and a thirst to be better from all parties involved.

 The current climate in evidence based practice and sport science can be complex and confusing. There is a range of information being shared across social media, online blogs, peer review journals, published books and online courses. All are competing in the sharing of information but rarely do we come across resources that clarify the process of bespoke application within the sports environment. This is further illustrated in a digital era where it is increasingly easy to collect “data” whereas the challenge is in interpretation and subsequent intervention within a multi-disciplinary program. 

Our speakers are carefully chosen individuals who have synthesised the complex world of sports science into their training principles.They have established their “outside the box” philosophies within elite performance environments, often going against the grain of their sports cultural constraints in order to establish new trends or standards of practice. They have a clear “logic led” training philosophy and are able to verbalise and adapt it to the variety of challenges that occur within the performance environment.



Workshop 3 - Martin Buchheit

The Evolution of Research, Publication and Professional practice. A Call to Action  

Weds 21st March 2018 - University of Derby Sports Centre - 6pm-9pm


Workshop 4 - Michael Johnston

Specific Conditioning for Sprinting and Change of Direction 

Weds 25th April 2018 - Northampton Saints Franklin's Gardens - 6pm-9pm