James has 10 years’ experience working in strength and conditioning. Supporting athletes from grassroots to international level...
James has 10 years’ experience working in strength and conditioning. Supporting athletes from grassroots to international level. He has previously worked with London Irish Academy, Southampton FC and Hampshire FA. Alongside this, James leads the High Performance Academy at Solent University, where he and his team of staff support talented athletes to achieve their sporting and academic aspirations.
James has been teaching across a wide range of subjects for 10 years, but in the last three years has developed three units specifically related to the physical preparation of athletes.
James’ main interest areas are strength and conditioning with youth populations and in particular the development of speed through maturation. He is currently looking at the change in speed characteristics, in pre- and post-adolescent females.
James' most recent publication is a UKSCA Conference Paper entitled 'The Use of PETTLEP Imagery in Olympic Lifting' (2010).
James' awards include an accreditation from UKSCA, an MSc in Sport Performance, a postgraduate certificate in teaching and learning in higher education and a BA (Hons) in Sport Studies and Business.
James is currently researching speed characteristics in young female athletes.