Ian is an internationally renowned coach, educator & author with over 30 years experience
in top level sport. Ian is regarded as a world authority in the development of speed
& agility and conditioning for team sports. He is a reader in strength and conditioning
at the University of South Wales, where he co-ordinates all of the University’s strength
and conditioning activities, He has been the S&C 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, Turkey, Norway, Ireland, South Korea, Portugal,
Iceland and the Netherlands. These have ranged from juniors through to international
and professional performers and organisations. He is currently a member of the Performance
Network of Nike’s Sports Performance Project.
Ian has authored sevenbooks: “Total Soccer Fitness”, “A Coaches Guide to Enhancing
Recovery - The Performance Lifestyle” a“Gamespeed first and second editions”, “Developing
Speed”,“Soccer Speed” and “Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance.” He
has authored over 15 book chapters including the warm-up and stretching chapter for
the third and fourth editions of the Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning.
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. Ian has authored numerous strength
and conditioning articles which have featured in the leading international Journals
Ian is a much sought after Conference Presenter and has given keynote presentations,
and hosted high performance workshops at a host of major conferences around the world.
These have included the NSCA National, Sport Specific and European Conference as
well as the Australian Strength and Conditioning Conference.
Ian has been a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
since 1989. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS*D), Registered
Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC*E) and Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT*D)
with the NSCA, He 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. In July 2009, Ian was awarded a Fellowship by the NSCA for his outstanding
contributions to the industry. In 2016 Ian was elected to the Board of Directors
of the NSCA.
He is 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. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Association along with being an
Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC), an assessor and a lead tutor
. Ian is also on the British Olympic Association register of strength and conditioning