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Ian is one of the country’s leading strength and conditioning practitioners. He is an accredited member of the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA), and is a Board member of the organisation – a position he has held since the organisation’s inception. He is also an assessor and tutor trainer with the organisation, delivering the Association’s coach education programme. Ian is currently the editor of Professional Strength and Conditioning, the UKSCA’s Professional Journal, and on the review board of the NSCA Strength and Conditioning Journal and the Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. Ian is also on the British Olympic Associations Register of Strength and Conditioning Coaches.

With the National Strength and Conditioning Association, (NSCA) in the USA, Ian is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) recertified with Distinction; a Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) recertified with Distinction and a Coach Practitioner. Ian was one of the first sixteen coaches worldwide to be awarded the Coach Practitioner distinction.

Ian has authored three books on aspects of strength and conditioning and has also contributed three book chapters to high profile strength and conditioning texts including the Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning (3rd Edition). He has also contributed numerous papers to the leading strength and conditioning peer reviewed journals. He has presented worldwide on numerous aspects of strength and conditioning including the NSCA’s National, European and Sport Specific Conferences and the Australian Strength and Conditoning Association Conference.

In 2006 Ian was voted the NSCA’s High School Professional of the Year, the only time the award has been given to a coach outside the United States. In 2009, Ian was made a fellow of the NSCA.

He currently directs the Elite Athlete development programme for Powys and was the National Conditioning coach for the Welsh Schools Rugby team for six years. Ian has worked with a number of top athletes and teams around the world.


Award leader BSc Sport and Exercise Science
Module Leader|Strength & Conditioning| The Anatomy & Physiology of Strength & Conditioning| MSc Strength and Conditoning



Jeffreys, I. (2007) Total Soccer Fitness. Monterey CA. Coaches Choice.

Jeffreys I (2008) A Coaches Guide to Recovery: The Performance Lifestyle. Monterey CA. Coaches Choice

Jeffreys I (2009) Gamespeed: Movement Training for Superior Sports Performance. Monterey CA. Coaches Choice

Book Chapters

Jeffreys, I (2003) Speed Development. In NSCA Strength and Conditioning Manual for High School Coaches. Monterey CA, Healthy Learning (2003)

Jeffreys, I. & McHenry, P (2003) Agility In Strength and Conditioning Manual for High School Coaches. Monterey CA, Healthy Learning (2003)

Jeffreys I (2008) Stretching and Warm Up. In The Essentials Of Strength Training and Conditioning. Champaign Ill. Human Kinetics.


Jeffreys, I (2002) Developing a progressive core stability programme. Strength and Conditioning Journal:. Vol 25,(5) pp 1-2

Jeffreys, I (2004) A system for monitoring training stress in high School Athletes (2004) Strength and Conditioning Journal Vol 26(3). 28-33

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.

Jeffreys, I (2004): Using small sided games to develop sport specific endurance. Performance Conditioning Soccer. 10(3) pp 1-3

Jeffreys, I. (2005) The Young Ones. Sportex Dynamics. 5. 12 – 16

Jeffreys, I (2005) A multidimensional approach to enhancing recovery. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 27(5). 78-85

Jeffreys, I. (2005) Hockey endurance training. Performance Training Journal 4(5) 7-10

Jeffreys, I (2005) The need for a strength and conditioning approach in our schools. Professional Strength and Conditioning (1)

Jeffreys, I (2006) Developing a Strength and Conditioning Based Sports Academy – The Cougar Power Model. Professional Strength and Conditioning (2)

Jeffreys, I (2006) Lifestyle Monitoring in High School Athletes. Strength and Conditioning Journal 28(3) 77-79

Jeffreys, I (2006) Optimising speed and agility development using target classifications and motor control principles Part One.. Professional Strength and Conditioning (3) 11-14

Jeffreys, I (2006) A motor development approach to enhancing agility Part One . Strength and Conditioning Journal.28 (5). 72-76

Jeffreys, I (2006) Optimising speed and agility development using target classifications and motor control principles Part Two. Professional Strength and Conditioning (4) 12 – 17

Jeffreys, I (2006) A motor development approach to enhancing agility Part Two . Strength and Conditioning Journal. 28(6). 10-14.

Jeffreys, I (2007) Conditioning games – A new twist. Professional Strength and Conditioning (5) 12 – 17

Jeffreys I (2007) Warm-up revisited: The ramp method of optimizing warm-ups. Professional Strength and Conditioning. (6) 12-18

Jeffreys, I (2007) Post Game Recovery Strategies for Rugby. Performance Training Journal. 6 (4) 13-16.

Jeffreys I (2007) The Performance Lifestyle. Professional Strength and Conditioning. (7) 4-12

Jeffreys I (2007) Facility design – A General Guide Professional Strength and Conditioning. (8) 16-19

Jeffreys I (2007) Enhancing motivation in High School Strength and Conditioning programs. Strength and Conditioning Journal 29 (6) 21-22

Jeffreys, I (2008) Making a Strength and Conditioning Coach Indispensable to the Athletic Program. Strength & Conditioning Journal. 30(2):41-42

Jeffreys, I (2008) Quadrennial Planning for the High School Athlete Strength & Conditioning Journal. 30(3):74-83

Jeffreys, I (2008) Movement Training for Field Sports: Soccer. Strength & Conditioning Journal. 30(4):19-27

Jeffreys, I (2008) A review of post-activation potentiation and its application in strength and conditioning. Professional Strength and Conditioning. (12) 17-25

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

Jeffreys, I (2010) The five minds of the modern strength and conditoning coach. Professional Strength and Conditioning. 18: 16-20

Turner, A.N. and Jeffreys I. (2010)The Stretch-Shortening Cycle: Proposed Mechanisms and Methods for Enhancement. Strength & Conditioning Journal. 32(4):87-99


  • United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (Accredited Member)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine.


Ian’s research interests include speed, power & movement development in sport and long term athlete development.

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