Sports Students get Industry Insight
Students from Tresham University Centre’s Sports courses benefitted from the expertise of guest lecturer, Jason Pedley, from Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Jason lectures in strength and conditioning and has experience working within elite sport. He spent a day working with our HNC/D students, taking them through a variety of theory and practical based workshop sessions.
Jason delivered an insightful workshop on ‘Fitness for Football’ which challenged many of the common misconceptions that practitioners overlook when designing strength and conditioning programmes for athletes. He also led the students through practical sessions on movement screening and physical competency; something that is vital for anyone seeking employment as a Strength and Conditioning Coach or Physiotherapist.
Jon Kaye, who is studying the HND in Sport (Health, Fitness and Exercise), said:
“The topics discussed were very specific to my interests and possible future career path and I learnt a lot of new things that I can apply to my own coaching and training. ”
Craig McShannon, who is studying the HND in Sport (Coaching and Development), added:
“The excellent standard of Jason’s presentation, alongside his depth of knowledge, highlighted the standard that is required when working in an elite sporting environment.”
The students will be able to apply these concepts to enhance their own coaching practice, particularly when carrying out work placement duties at organisations like the Northamptonshire Football Association.
Darren Harrison, Higher Education Sport Course Leader, commented:
“The workshop sessions provided a variety of insightful scientific concepts. As an experienced strength and conditioning coach, Jason was able to demonstrate effective methods and techniques that can be used to bridge the gap between academic theory and practices – a skill that is fundamental and extremely sought after in the current employment market”.