Repeatability of high intensity efforts (netball)


Katie James

Strength and conditioning training for team sports is often a jigsaw puzzle. Athletes, as a physical minimum are expected to accelerate, run, jump and change direction better than the opposition; repeatedly. Repeatability, metabolic conditioning or endurance capacity of team sport athletes is a widely discussed topic. This session aims to provide a unique insight into how this problem may be solved, and how to influence and integrate practices within an elite sport environment. BIOG: Katie works for the English Institute of Sport as the lead strength and conditioning coach for the England Netball team. The current squad is one of the most successful England sides and are about to compete at the Netball World Cup in August. Having graduated from Bath University in 2009, in which she completed a placement year in the South Australian Sports Institute, she took up the very first placement opportunity within S&C at the EIS in Bisham Abbey. In April 2010, alongside Alex Wolf, she began working with the GB Rowing team in the lead up to London 2012, where they topped the medal table. After the games she took on her current role with Netball. Alongside her job with the EIS, Katie completed her parttime distance learning MSc from Edith Cowan in 2014.