The holy grail of sports programming: Individualisation and effective transfer of training - an experiential approach

Ashley Jones

In this session Ashley will detail an approach to the individualisation of training for team sports athletes with specific emphasis on the programming of rugby players. The development of a Humanistic approach to programming will go a long way to maximise transfer to the field and success in performance. It is not just about the sets and reps and volumes and intensities, it is about the art of programming underpinned by the sports sciences. BIOG: Ashley Jones is a rugby strength and conditioning coach who has worked with the elite of the game, having been employed by the Crusaders (Super XV competition), New Zealand All Blacks, and the Australian Wallabies over the last decade. He has been awarded an honorary position at Bond University in Australia as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. Ashley has worked in the sports physical performance conditioning and fitness industries since 1978 and has worked in three professional sports (basketball, rugby league, and rugby union) across three countries (New Zealand, Australia, and Japan) since 1992. He is currently the strength and conditioning coach responsible for all physical preparation of players at Edinburgh Rugby. He has been certified by the NSCA continuously since 1988 and was recently awarded the Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach Emeritus.