Our strength and conditioning support is designed to reduce the likelihood of injury and improve sports performance. This includes working on areas such as strength, power, speed, conditioning, flexibility, and injury prevention training. We believe anyone from the enthusiastic amateur to the elite professional can improve their sporting performance through improving their physical qualities and competencies.
We provide highly qualified and experienced strength and conditioning coaches to deliver support to all athletes from the amateur to elite. We will design the programme around the needs of the athlete in relation to their sport, their training history and their sport specific training programme. We use testing batteries to assess our athletes at the start of the programme and monitor progress over time thereafter, this includes movement screening and testing qualities such as strength, power, speed, agility, and fitness as appropriate.
The programme will be lead by Ashley Downing, who is an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach with the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association, has a MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science Degree and a 1st Class BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching degree. He has experience working with international and national level athletes in several sports including basketball, football, rugby league, hockey, rugby union, archery, climbing, javelin, and boxing. Ash is currently Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach for GB Archery Paralympic programme and Olympic pathway programme, he is also Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Scottish Rugby Union Exiles programme managing the development of their U16-U20 international players in England and Wales. Last season Ash was Head of Strength and Conditioning at Rotherham Titans RUFC, managing the physical development and performance of professional rugby players competing in the Greene King IPA Championship. Ash is also a Sport Science Consultant and Specialist Visiting Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. For more information see the about us page or click here.
What we offer:
One to One and Small Group Strength and Conditioning Sessions
Strength and Conditioning Programme Support
Screening and Performance Testing
Testing Analysis and Reports
Wellness & Training Load Monitoring
Price: Price on enquiry
"I worked with Ash in a professional rugby union setting with Rotherham Titans. Throughout the time I was there he continuously provided support, enthusiasm and a breadth of knowledge. Especially when injured I was provided an individually specific programme that slowly but surely guided me back to full fitness. I am extremely grateful for all the time and advice he provided me with. His versatility to work across all sports and his continuous demonstration of commitment and work ethic would be asset to anyone who is to work with him."
Luke Cole - Professional Rugby Player
Hooker - Rotherham Titans RUFC, Former Gloucester RUFC, Former Yorkshire Carnegie RUFC
"He has impressed me particularly in his willingness to learn about the sport the athletes he coaches participate in, and applying his programmes to the specific sporting needs of these athletes. Most importantly this year Ash has completely changed my squat technique in order for me to become less injury-prone, stronger and more controlled throughout the lift, as a result allowing me to lift more weight."
Simon Hujwan - Premiership Hockey Player
Beeston Hockey Club, Former England Under 21 International, Junior European Bronze Medallist, and Great Britain Development Athlete
"I can highly recommend! Ash has worked and researched tirelessly to become not only a great S&C coach but a well educated and informed professional! Great coaching, great service and great results!"
Olympic Medal Winning Coach, British Gymnastics Master Coach
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