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Qualifications

PhD, PGCE, CSCS*D, ASCC, NSCA-CPT*D, RSCC*E, FNSCA, FUKSCA, SFHEA

About

Professor Ian Jeffreys is an internationally renowned coach, educator and author who co-ordinates all the of University’s strength and conditioning (S&C) activities. He is regarded as a world authority in the development of speed and agility and conditioning for team sports, where his unique Gamespeed system and RAMP warm-up protocols have been adopted by a wide range of coaches and organisations.
Ian has been a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) since 1989. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) with the NSCA, and has been re-certified with Distinction (D) in both categories. He is also an Emeritus Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCCE), the highest coaching award the NSCA bestows. He is currently the International Representative on the NSCA Certification Committee and was the NSCA’s High School Professional of the Year in 2006, the first time the award had ever been presented to a coach working outside the United States. This was awarded for his pioneering work in developing a Performance Academy for youth athletes which produced numerous international performers and championship teams. In July 2009, Ian was awarded a Fellowship by the NSCA, for his outstanding contributions to the industry. In 2016 was elected to the Board of Directors of the NSCA and is currently the Vice President of the Association. .
Ian is on the British Olympic Association register of strength and conditioning professionals. He is a Founder member of the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association, and was a member of the Board of Directors from the organisations inception in 2004 through to 2013. With the UKSCA he is an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC), an assessor for the organisation and a lead tutor for the UKSCA education workshops. In July 2015 he was made an honorary fellow of the UKSCA for his contributions to the profession in the UK.
He is an honorary advisor to the Korean and Polish Strength and Conditioning Associations, the Shanghai Sports Institute and a consultant to Nike. He has been the Strength and Conditioning coach for the Welsh Schools National Rugby team and has worked with athletes, clubs and sports organisations around the world including the UK, USA, China, Australia, Korea, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Germany Japan, Norway, Ireland, Poland, Iceland, Portugal and the Netherlands. These have ranged from juniors through to international and professional performers and organisations, such as the Chinese General Administration of Sport.
Ian has authored eight books: Total Soccer Fitness; A Coaches Guide to Enhancing Recovery – The Performance Lifestyle; Developing Gamespeed (first and second editions); Developing Speed, Soccer Speed and Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance and the Warm-Up. He has authored over 15 book chapters including the warm-up and stretching chapter for the third edition of the Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning and numerous strength and conditioning articles which have featured in the leading international Journals.
He is the Editor of the UKSCA Journal, “Professional Strength and Conditioning” and is on the Editorial Board for the NSCA’s Strength and Conditioning Journal and the Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning.

Responsibilities

Ian directs all of the University strength and conditioning provision.

Publications

Publications

Books
1. Jeffreys, I. (2007) Total Soccer Fitness. Monterey CA. Coaches Choice.
2. Jeffreys I (2008) A Coaches Guide to Recovery: The Performance Lifestyle. Monterey CA. Coaches Choice
3. Jeffreys I (2009) Gamespeed: Movement Training for Superior Sports Performance. Monterey CA. Coaches Choice
4. Jeffreys, I. (Ed) (2013) Developing Speed – NSCA Performance Series. Champaign Ill: Human Kinetics.
5. Bate, R and Jeffreys, I. (2014) Soccer speed. Champaign Ill: Human Kinetics.
6. Jeffreys, I and Moody, J (2016) Strength and Conditioning for Sports performance. London: Routledge.
7. Jeffreys, I (2017) Gamespeed: Movement Training for Superior Sports Performance (Second Edition). Monterey CA. Coaches Choice
8. Jeffreys, I (2018) The Warm-Up Maximize Performance and Improve Long-term Athletic Development. Champaign Il: Human Kinetics.

Book Chapters
1. Jeffreys, I. (2003) Speed Development. In NSCA Strength and Conditioning Manual for High School Coaches. Monterey CA, Healthy Learning (2003)
2. Jeffreys, I. & McHenry, P. (2003) Agility In Strength and Conditioning Manual for High School Coaches. Monterey CA, Healthy Learning (2003)
3. Jeffreys I. (2008) Stretching and Warm Up. In Baechle, T.R and Earle R.W. The Essentials Of Strength Training and Conditioning. Champaign Ill. Human Kinetics.
4. Jeffreys I. (2011) Sport Specific Agility and Quickness training- Soccer. In NSCA Sport Performance Series: Developing Agility and Quickness. Champaign Ill: Human Kinetics.
5. Jeffreys, I. (2013) Speed training – Theoretical Background. In Jeffreys, I. (Ed) Speed Training: NSCA Performance Series. Champaign Ill: Human Kinetics. (2013)
6. Jeffreys, I. (2013) Developing Sport Specific Speed. In Jeffreys, I. (Ed) Speed Training: NSCA Performance Series. Champaign Ill: Human Kinetics.(2013)
7. Jeffreys, I. (2013) Developing Speed for Soccer. In Jeffreys, I. (Ed) )Speed Training: NSCA Performance Series. Champaign Ill: Human Kinetics.(2013)
8. Jeffreys, I. (2013) Developing Speed for Rugby. In Jeffreys, I. (Ed) Speed Training: NSCA Performance Series. Champaign Ill: Human Kinetics.(2013)
9. Jeffreys, I. (2013) Agility development. In Lloyd, R and Oliver, J. Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes: Science and application. London: Routledge. (2013)
10. Jeffreys, I. (2015) Progression. In Jimenez, A (Ed). EHFA Standards and Guidelines. Champaign Ill: Human Kinetics. Due for publication 2015
11. Jeffreys, I. (2015) Long Term Athlete Development. In Lewinden, D and Joyce, D. High Performance Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation: an integration of world class sports medicine and performance science. London: Routledge. (2015).
12. Jeffreys, I. (2016). Warm-up and Stretching. In Haff, G.G. and Triplett, N.T. The Essentials of Strength Training ad Conditioning. Champaign Ill: Human Kinetics. (2016).
13. Jeffreys, I (2016) The Structure and Function of the Neuromuscular System. In Jeffreys I and Moody J. Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance. London: Routledge. (2016)
14. Jeffreys, I. and Goodwin J, (2016) Speed and Agility Training. In Jeffreys I and Moody J (2016) Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance. London: Routledge. (2016)
15. Jeffreys, I. and Goodwin J. (2016) Plyometric Training). In Jeffreys I and Moody J Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance. London: Routledge. (2016)

Articles
1. Jeffreys, I (2002) Developing a progressive core stability programme. Strength and Conditioning Journal:. Vol 25,(5) pp 1-2
2. Jeffreys, I (2004) A system for monitoring training stress in high School Athletes (2004) Strength and Conditioning Journal Vol 26(3). 28-33
3. Jeffreys, I (2004) The use of small sided games in the metabolic conditioning of high school soccer players. Strength and Conditioning Journal: Vol 25 (5). 77 – 78.
4. Jeffreys, I (2004): Using small sided games to develop sport specific endurance. Performance Conditioning Soccer. 10(3) pp 1-3
5. Jeffreys, I. (2005) The Young Ones. Sportex Dynamics. 5. 12 – 16
6. Jeffreys, I (2005) A multidimensional approach to enhancing recovery. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 27(5). 78-85
7. Jeffreys, I. (2005) Hockey endurance training. Performance Training Journal 4(5) 7-10
8. Jeffreys, I (2005) The need for a strength and conditioning approach in our schools. Professional Strength and Conditioning (1)
9. Jeffreys, I (2006) Developing a Strength and Conditioning Based Sports Academy – The Cougar Power Model. Professional Strength and Conditioning (2)
10. Jeffreys, I (2006) Lifestyle Monitoring in High School Athletes. Strength and Conditioning Journal 28(3) 77-79
11. Jeffreys, I (2006) Optimising speed and agility development using target classifications and motor control principles Part One.. Professional Strength and Conditioning (3) 11-14
12. Jeffreys, I (2006) A motor development approach to enhancing agility Part One . Strength and Conditioning Journal.28 (5). 72-76
13. Jeffreys, I (2006) Optimising speed and agility development using target classifications and motor control principles Part Two. Professional Strength and Conditioning (4) 12 – 17
14. Jeffreys, I (2006) A motor development approach to enhancing agility Part Two . Strength and Conditioning Journal. 28(6). 10-14.
15. Jeffreys, I (2007) Conditioning games – A new twist. Professional Strength and Conditioning (5) 12 – 17
16. Jeffreys I (2007) Warm-up revisited: The ramp method of optimizing warm-ups. Professional Strength and Conditioning. (6) 12-18
17. Jeffreys, I (2007) Post Game Recovery Strategies for Rugby. Performance Training Journal. 6 (4) 13-16.
18. Jeffreys I (2007) The Performance Lifestyle. Professional Strength and Conditioning. (7) 4-12
19. Jeffreys I (2007) Facility design – A General Guide Professional Strength and Conditioning. (8) 16-19
20. Jeffreys I (2007) Enhancing motivation in High School Strength and Conditioning programs. Strength and Conditioning Journal 29 (6) 21-22
21. Jeffreys, I (2008) Making a Strength and Conditioning Coach Indispensable to the Athletic Program. Strength & Conditioning Journal. 30(2):41-42
22. Jeffreys, I (2008) Quadrennial Planning for the High School Athlete Strength & Conditioning Journal. 30(3):74-83
23. Jeffreys, I (2008) Movement Training for Field Sports: Soccer. Strength & Conditioning Journal. 30(4):19-27
24. Jeffreys, I (2008) A review of post-activation potentiation and its application in strength and conditioning. Professional Strength and Conditioning. (12) 17-25
25. Jeffreys, I (2010) The five minds of the modern strength and conditioning coach. Professional Strength and Conditioning. 18: 16-20.
26. Jeffreys, I (2010) Providing effective feedback and instruction. Professional Strength and Conditioning. 20: 30-32.
27. Jeffreys, I (2011) A task based approach to developing reactive agility. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 33(4):52-59.
28. Jeffreys, I (2011) Utilising motor learning methods in the development of physical skills. Professional Strength and Conditioning. 21:33-35.
29. Jeffreys, I (2014) The five minds of the strength and conditioning coach- The challenges for professional development. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 36(1):2-8.
30. Jeffreys, I (2015) Managing the ecosystem: a forgotten factor in effective S&C delivery. Professional Strength and Conditioning. 37: 27-34.
31. Jeffreys, I (2015) Evidence based practice in strength and conditioning – reality or fantasy. Professional Strength and Conditioning. 39. 7-14.
32. Jeffreys, I. (2016) Agility training for team sports – running the OODA loop. Professional Strength and Conditioning. 42. 15-21.
33. Jeffreys, I (2017) RAMP warm-ups: more than simply short-term preparation. Professional Strength and Conditioning. 44: 17-23.
34. Jeffreys, I (2017) Using the tools of economics – A potential addition to the cognitive toolbox of the strength and conditioning coach. Professional Strength and Conditioning. 45:
35. Jeffreys, I (2017) When economics fails: the growth of behavioural economics and its implication for coaches. Professional Strength and Conditioning. 46: 19-27
36. Jeffreys, I (2017) Our quest for evidence: the evidence-based practice straightjacket. Professional Strength and Conditioning. 47:25-33.
37. Jeffreys, I, Huggins, S and Davies N. (2018) Delivering a Gamespeed focussed speed and agility development programme in an English premier League Soccer Academy. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 40(3): 23-32.
38. Jeffreys, I and Close, G. (2012) Internships: Ensuring a Quality Experience for all. Professional Strength and Conditioning. 27:23-25
39. Faigenbaum, A.D., Kraemer, W.J., Blimkie, C.J.R; Jeffreys, I., Micheli, L.J., Nitka, M., Rowland, T.W.(2009) Youth Resistance Training: Updated Position Statement Paper From the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 23():S60-S79.
40. Ghobadi,H., Rajabi, H., Farzad, B., Bayati, M and Jeffreys, I. (2013) Anthropometry of world class handball players according to the playing position: Reports from men’shandball world championships 2013. Journal of Human Kinetics volume 39:, 213-220.
41. Hennessy, L and Jeffreys, I. (2018) The current use of GPS, its potential and limitations in soccer. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 40(3): 83-94.
42. Ingebrigtsen, J and Jeffreys, I (2012) The relationship between speed, strength and jumping abilities in elite junior handball players. Serbian Journal of Sports Sciences. 6(3): 83-88.
43. Ingebrigtsen, J., Jeffreys, I. and Rodahl, S. (published ahead of print). Physical Characteristics and Abilities of Junior Elite Male and Female Handball Players. 27(2):302-309.
44. Lloyd, R.S., Faigenbaum, A.D. Myer, G.D., Stone, M.H., Oliver, J.L., Jeffreys, I., Moody, J., Brewer, C. And Pierce, K. (2012) UKSCA Position Statement. Youth Resistance Training. Professional Strength and Conditioning. 26: 26-39.
45. Lloyd, R.S., Read, P. Oliver, J.L.., Meyers, R.W., Nimphius, S, and Jeffreys, I. (2013) Considerations for the Development of Agility During Childhood and Adolescence. 35(3) 2-11.
46. Lloyd RS, Faigenbaum AD, Stone MH, Oliver JL, Jeffreys I, Moody JA, Brewer C, Pierce KC, McCambridge TM, Howard R, Herrington L, Hainline B, Micheli LJ, Jaques R, Kraemer WJ, McBride MG, Best TM, Chu DA, Alvar BA, Myer GD. Position statement on youth resistance training: the 2014 International Consensus. Br J Sports Med. 2014 Apr;48(7):498-505.
47. Loturco I, Nimphius S, Kobal R, Bottino A, Vinicius Zanetti V, Pereira LA and Jeffreys I (2018) Change-of direction deficit in elite young soccer players: The limited relationship between conventional speed and power measures and change-of-direction performance. German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research. Volume 48, Issue 2, pp 228–234
48. Read, P; Hughes, J.D; Blagrove, R.: Jeffreys, I.; Edwards, M. and Turner, A.N. (2016) Characteristics and experiences of interns in strength and conditioning. Journal of Sports Sciences. Mar 16. 1-8.
49. Sheppard, J., Dawes, J.J., Jeffreys, I., Spiteri, T. and Nimphius, S, (2014) Broadening the View of Agility: A Scientific Review of the Literature. Australian Strength & Conditioning Association. Journal of Australian Strength & Conditioning Association. 22(3). 9-28.
50. Turner, A.N. and Jeffreys I. (2010) The Stretch-Shortening Cycle: Proposed Mechanisms and Methods for Enhancement. Strength & Conditioning Journal. 32(4):87-99

Invited Keynote Presentations

Jeffreys I. A Multidimensional Approach to Enhancing Recovery in Athletes.. NSCA National Conference. Washington DC. July 2006.
Jeffreys, I. Soccer Conditioning Integrated Frameworks. NSCA Coaches Conference. San Antonio TX. Jan 2007.
Jeffreys, I. A Multidimensional Approach to Enhancing Performance. NSCA Ireland Conference. August 2007.
Jeffreys, I. A Multidimensional Approach to Enhancing Performance. Sports Performance Enhancement Consortium Conference, ETSU, Johnson City. Dec 2007.
Jeffreys I. Movement Training for Soccer. NSCA Coaches Conference. Anaheim CA. Jan 2008
Jeffreys I. Movement Training for Sport. NSCA International Conference. Amsterdam May 2008.
Jeffreys I. Building Tomorrow’s Footballer. NSCA Coaches Conference. Nashville TN. Jan 2009
Jeffreys, I. The Performance Lifestyle – a Multidimensional Approach to Enhancing Recovery in Athletes. Leisure Industry Week. Birmingham, September 2008
Jeffreys, I. Movement Training for Sport. Sports Performance Enhancement Consortium Conference. ETSU Johnson City. Dec 2008.
Jeffreys I. Developing Tomorrow’s Footballer. NSCA International Conference. Amsterdam. May 2009
Jeffreys, I. A Multidimensional Approach to Enhancing Recovery in Athletes. RFL Medical Conference. Leeds. March 2009
Jeffreys I. Quadrennial Planning for the High School Athlete. NSCA National Conference. Las Vegas. July 2009
Jeffreys I. Developing Gamespeed. Australian Strength and Conditioning Association National Conference. Gold Coast. November 2009.
Jeffreys, I. Developing Gamespeed. Programming Movements Training for Sport. TASS Conference, Sept 2009.
Jeffreys, I. Speed and Agility Development. Invited Symposium Presentation by the Chinese Central Administration of Sport. Harbin. August 2010
Jeffreys I . Developing Gamespeed for Soccer. NSCA Coaches Conference. Orlando. January 2011.
Jeffreys, I. Developing the Modern Coach. Middlesex University Student Conference. Hendon. March 2011
Jeffreys, I. Gamespeed – The Challenge of Reactive Agility. NSCA National Conference. Orlando. July 2011.
Jeffreys I . Developing the Modern Athlete. Invited Symposium Presentation by the Chinese Central Administration of Sport. Shanghai. June 2011
Jeffreys I. Developing Powerful Athletes. Invited Symposium Presentation by the Chinese Central Administration of Sport. Guangzhou. November 2011
Jeffreys, I. Developing Fundamental movement skills in youth athletes. Pre Conference Symposia. NSCA National Conference. Providence RI. July 2012.
Jeffreys, I. Developing reactive agility. NSCA National Conference. Providence RI. July 2012.
Jeffreys, I. Utilising the RAMP method of warm-up to deliver effective speed and agility sessions. NSCA National Conference. Las Vegas. July 2013.
Jeffreys, I . Effective speed and agility training for sports performance. Korean National Sports University International Conference. Seoul Korea. November 2013.
Jeffreys, I. Gamespeed – Effective speed and agility training for sports performance. Polish National Training Conference. Katowice Poland. December 2013.
Jeffreys I Gamespeed – Effective speed and agility training for sports performance. Shanghai and Hong Kong Sports institute Conference October 2014.
Jeffreys, I. Building Future Champions. Polish National Training Conference. Katowice Poland. December 2014.
Jeffreys, I. A Gamespeed approach to speed and agility development. Irish Students of Strength and Conditioning Conference. Thurles Ireland. February 2015.
Jeffreys, I. A Gamespeed approach to speed and agility development. Perform Better Functional Training Summit. Chicago: June 2015
Jeffreys, I. A task based approach to developing context specific speed and agility. NSCA National Conference. Orlando FL. July 2015
Jeffreys, I A task based approach to developing speed and agility in young athletes. Setanta NSCA Irish Conference. Thurles Ireland. Nov 2015.
Jeffreys, I Complete speed and agility development for sports performance. Polish National Training Conference. Katowice Poland. December 2015.
Jeffreys, I. RAMP warm-ups: maximising efficiency and effectiveness. Perform Better Functional Training Summit- Providence RI. July 2016.
Jeffreys, I. Long Term Athlete Development – Time for a new approach. NSCA National Conference. New Orleans. July 2017.
Jeffreys, I . Thinking sensibly about speed and agility development. Shanghai Sports Institute International Conference. Shanghai. October 2016
Jeffreys, I. A Gamespeed approach to developing context specific speed. 5th NSCA International Conference. Chiba Japan. January 2017.
Jeffreys, I . Let the game decide – context specific speed development. B2Ten Invited Speed Symposium. Phoenix. April 2017.
Jeffreys, I. Building the Perfect Beast – The challenges of long term athlete development. Perform Better Functional Training Summit. Long Beach CA. August 2017.
Jeffreys, I . The Difference Maker – The five minds of the modern strength and conditioning coach. Australian Strength and Conditioning Association International Conference. Gold Coast. Nov 2017.
Jeffreys I. Forget speed and agility: Its gamespeed that counts. Perform Better Europe: Functional Training Summit. Munich Germany: June 2018
Jeffreys, I. Back to the future: Incorporating conditioning games into
your programmes. Perform Better Functional Training Summit. Providence RI. June 2018.
Jeffreys, I. Agility: Blind alleys, wrong turns and navigating the world of the unknown. UKSCA Conference. Milton Keynes: August 2018
Jeffreys, I. Reverse engineering context specific agility solutions. 6th NSCA International Conference. Madrid Spain. Sept 2018.
Jeffreys, I. Gamespeed: a context driven approach to agility development. NSCA Italy Conference, Rome November 2018.

Memberships

  • United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (Accredited Member)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association


Research

Ian’s research interests include speed, agility & movement development in sport and athletic development.

Areas of Expertise

Ian is a world authority in strength and conditioning with specific expertise in speed and agility development together with athletic development

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