In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Technical Lead for Performance at Surrey Sports Park, James Wild. James first appeared on the podcast in episode #64 where he absolutely SMASHED it. Believe me, this episode is no different and dare I say it, even better. There is so much information in this episode its untrue and if you are interested in sprinting for team sports, this one is for you. Enjoy.

In this episode, you will learn –

  • Who is James Wild (background, education and current role)
  • Approach to training speed in team sports
  • Speed testing and reporting
    • Hip extensor profile
    • Reactive strength index profile
    • Squat jump force-velocity profile
    • Sprint force-velocity profile
  • Recent published book chapter in the Handbook of Strength & Conditioning
    • Protecting the hamstrings
    • Acceleration development
      • Phase & specific training considerations
    • Maximum velocity development
      • Example days
  • Team sport vs track athletes during initial sprint acceleration – Published paper
  • Caution using cues
  • Why S&C coaches are not as comfortable coaching speed as they are strength
  • Intern programme and getting employment as an S&C

James can be found on Twitter @wildy_jj

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at and you can get more information on the groin bar at and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue.

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