In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Head of Sports Science at Southampton Football Club, Alek Gross. Alek has been on my hit list for a while now and with the football off-season I was able to stalk him and get him on for a chat. Alek has an interesting background, coming from rugby league and into football which doesn’t happen very often so it was great to get his views on some important issues.

In this episode you will learn –

  • Who is Alek Gross (background, education and current role)
  • How you consistently develop players through the academy
  • Maybe a little on biobanding in the academy?
  • With the high profile explosive players that have come through the academy and since left, Walcott etc, it would be interesting to hear how you manage them sort of explosive players.
  • Maybe how you monitor these guys specifically as well as the other players.
  • With your recent forays in Europe it would be cool to discuss how your practice differs with increased fixtures and demand on the players.
  • Also, maybe what you have brought over from your rugby days into the football environment.

This episode is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and Train with PUSH, makers of the PUSH band.

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Alek can be found on Twitter @aleksgross

Enjoy

PP

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