What is Strength of Science?

Giving practitioners unbridled access to world class coaches and scientists in formats which make the information both interesting and time efficient to digest

Strength of Science is a resource which was set up in response to an ever increasing work time demand being put on strength and conditioning coaches and sports scientists, coupled with ever decreasing CPD budgets and sharing of practice among practitioners.

Through written articles, podcasts, interactive webinars and live Q&A’s, Strength of Science may not be able to replace attending a live conference or seminar but from the comfort of your own home (or car…) you can hear, see and read from the best in the business.

There are so many fantastic resources out there for the ambitious self-driven strength & conditioning coach and sports scientist, however, that can often lead to ever growing reading lists, podcast subscriptions, and YouTube ‘watch later’ tabs.

Strength of Science isn’t trying to add to the ever increasing noise, but create resources like podcasts, screencasts and webinars that provide free personal development in a time efficient manner.

Written articles are also a key part of the Strength of Science philosophy as they often provide clarity around ideas and reasoning which is difficult to convey in the spoken form. Coaches delivering to athletes day in day out, who are willing to share their thoughts ideas are valuable to the industry growing and Strength of Science is aiming to promote this mindset.

Since 2013, the Pacey Performance Podcast has been able to give strength and conditioning coaches and sports scientists unprecedented access to high-performance practitioners and researchers from all over the world. Change in the home for the podcast will hopefully result in a more seamless integration with all other types of world class content.

Contributing Writers

Jace Derwin, CSCS, RSCC, is the lead sports performance specialist at Volt Athletics, a Seattle-based sports tech company that brings elite-level sports performance training to athletes and teams worldwide. Derwin has been published in multiple sport performance publications and manages Volt program design, content development, and educational resources for schools, clubs, and organizations. Derwin is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist®, registered Strength and Conditioning Coach® & holds a Bachelor’s degree from Seattle Pacific University in Exercise Science training. Twitter – @VoltCoachJace

Lachlan Wilmot has been working in the fitness industry for over 11 years, working with both the general population and elite level athletes. After completing a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, Lachlan continued his education, completing his Honours thesis in Sports Science. Lachlan is approaching his sixth season as the Head Strength and Power Coach at the GWS Giants AFL Club based in Sydney, after previous involvement with the AIS-AFL Academy and NSW/ACT AFL Academy – @lachlan_wilmot

Jake is a strength and conditioning coach from Brisbane, Australia. With experience across team and individual sports in both Australia and the UK, Jake now finds himself working at Aspire Academy for Sporting Excellence in Doha, Qatar. Jake is currently in charge of S&C servicing for the Aspire Fencing Programme which is currently undergoing a merger with the Qatar Fencing Federation. He holds a Bachelor of exercise and Movement Science as well as a Masters of High Performance Sport, both completed in Australia and has a keen interest in applied research and the intricacies of coaching. Twitter – @jake_jennings1

Andrew Althoff joined the Baylor University staff in February 2009 as Assistant Director of Olympic Sports. Currently, he serves as Director of Applied Performance integrating the physical, psychological and social aspects of student-athletes’ performance into a practical approach. Althoff also works as a performance coach with the football team. He currently holds a Masters in Education and a Bachelors degree in Sports Science with minors in biology and coaching from Loras College – @Andrew_Althoff