In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Callum Walsh, Ally Harris and Chris Haslam for the Championship Football Roundtable. Callum is Senior Physical Performance Coach at Huddersfield Town FC, Ally is Head of Performance at Fulham FC and Chris is Head of Athletic Performance at Brentford FC. I do love these roundtables and especially the ones involving practitioners who work in football. These three guys know each other pretty well so there was plenty to discuss before, during and certainly after recording. We covered lots of areas in this episode and hopefully we covered areas of interest to those wanting to work in football and also those that already do.

If you enjoyed this Championship Football Roundtable, these episodes may also be of interest – Youth Football Roundtable & Senior Football Roundtable

Hope you enjoy this Championship Football Roundtable with Chris Haslam, Callum Walsh and Ally Harris.

In this episode we discussed…

  • Who are Callum Walsh, Ally Harris & Chris Haslam (background, education and experience)
  • Improving movement
    • ‘He doesn’t move very well’… Philosophy
    • Working with large groups
    • Player understanding
    • Where does it (whatever ‘it’ is) fit in the schedule?
  • Academy transition
    • The impact new academy structures have had on first-team operations
    • Load management
    • Psychological and emotional impact
  • Strength training
    • Philosophy
      • Adjustments based on managers
    • Educating players & staff
    • Fitting it in
      • Pre and post-game lifting
    • What does it look like?
  • Innovation in football

Callum can be found on Twitter @Walshy2123, Ally can be found on Twitter @AlastairHarris and Chris can be found on LinkedIn.

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 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 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 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 and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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