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The purpose of strength and conditioning is to improve performance and reduce the risk of injury through the development of muscular strength, power and muscular endurance. 

Within the Sport Wales Institute, our Strength and Conditioning coaches work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team which includes the athlete, coaches as well as the sports science and sports medicine staff to deliver a holistic support programme. 

The main role of the strength and conditioning coach is to analyse the physical demands of a sport in relation to the performance objectives and identify the strength and conditioning requirements.  

Areas of work

Our Strength and Conditioning coaches deliver a range of services which include: 

  • Neuromuscular performance assessment
  • Strength, speed/change of direction and fitness-based training schedules both gym and field-based
  • Tuition of barbell lifts, supplementary exercises and ground-based drills
  • Core strength training
  • Sports specific movement-based assessment

 

Our on-site High Performance Area

Our Strength and Conditioning team is based at the Sport Wales Institute High Performance Area, together with our other sports science & medicine services. The High-Performance Area is fully equipped and includes force platforms. Our Strength and Conditioning coaches also work with athletes and coaches at sport specific training venues across Wales. 

Our track record

Our Strength and Conditioning Coaches all hold MSc qualifications in Strength and Conditioning and some are UKSCA accredited.  

Working holistically 

The practitioners at the Sport Wales Institute work closely together so that athletes receive holistic treatment. Strength and conditioning coaches work closely with Physiologists and Physiotherapists in particular. 

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