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The LTAD Network Podcast

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A podcast for Parents, Sports Coaches, PE Teachers, Support staff and anyone else interested in Youth Athletic Development! Our mission is to support grassroots coaches in the development of youth athletes.Here you'll find interviews with technical coaches, support staff, researchers and former athl… read more


Andy Taylor (Taylormade Rehab): From Manchester United's Academy to S&C Coach

Andy Taylor was a professional footballer for nearly 10 years starting at Manchester United and then moving on to Exeter City. He completed a Foundation Degree in Sports Performance at the University of Bath in Sports Performance and a First Class honours degree in Strength and Conditioning at the University of Plymouth St Mark & St John. This combined with his practical work with young athletes over the last 6 years based at Ivybridge Community College has allowed him to put this knowledge in to action.

In this episode Andy discusses:

  • Signing for Manchester United during their famous treble season and being in the environment with David Beckham, Peter Schmeichel and Ryan Gigg.

  • The high training standards set by Sir Alex Ferguson & Eric Harrison.

  • The introduction of a coach specifically responsible for strength & conditioning in Mick Clegg.

  • Getting advice from Roy Keane about injury.

  • Moving to Exeter CIty and a famous FA Cup draw.

  • Transitioning into S&C coaching. and his role at Ivybridge College coaching both secondary and primary students.

  • The holistic benefits of strength & conditioning for students.

You can follow Andy's work via his website and via his Twitter @taylormaderehab , and follow Ivybridge S&C on @ivybridgeSaC .

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