In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Sport Science and Medicine at Derby County, Luke Jenkinson, Head of Sport Science and Medicine at Blackburn Rovers, Russ Wrigley and Head of Science and S&C at Middlesbrough, Frankie Hunter. This is the second monthly roundtable podcast after the release of the Hamstring Injury Roundtable in July. I don’t say this lightly but this episode is undoubtedly one of the best episodes I have done. Luke, Frankie, and Russ have an incredible experience in youth football at three category 1 academies here in England.

If you liked this youth football roundtable, you may also like another roundtable I did with Paul Bower, Kevin Paxton, and Luke Jenkinson.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Luke Jenkinson, Frankie Hunter and Russ Wrigley.

  • Who is Luke Jenkinson, Frankie Hunter and Russ Wrigley (background, education and current role)
  • Progressing through the pathway
    • Individual rates of development in a group setting
      • Managing this and tracking this
    • Puberty / maturation / growth rates
      • …vs psych-emotional-behavioral maturity
        • Ways of assessment and individualisation?
      • Impact on performance
    • Slowing down and accelerating development
    • Focus at different stages
      • Examples
  • Balancing structure and play
    • Assessing impact
    • Tracking progression
    • Obstacle courses (the ‘in’ thing)
  • Real-world challenges (Frankie)
    • Identifying skills gaps and creating a plan to plug them

Russ can be found on LinkedIn HERE, Frankie can be found on LinkedIn HERE and Luke can be found on Twitter @lukegatus

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs’ Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company’s unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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Enjoy

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