Elitefts Sports Performance Podcast


Sports and Fitness





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Ashley Jones

Team Elitefts Columnist

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Author, Rugby Strength Coach

Topic Covered in this Podcast

1. How Ashley got started in the profession
2. Minimum requirements for raining athletes: Overseas vs the States
3. Misconception about Rugby training; Rugby vs Rugby League vs American Football
4. Programming considerations for Rugby
5. Assessments for Rugby Players
6. Differences between in-season and off season training for Rugby
7. Setting up the game week in-season
8. Developing a system for workload based on the individual
9. Similarities to NFL Coaching Philosophies
10. Technical vs tactical vs Physical preparation
11. Monitoring Conditioning and speed work
12. A more creative way to implement conditioning
13. Top-ups to address biomotor qualities
14. Strength Training for Rugby eBook
15. Advice for young coaches
16. Future plans and how to reach Ashley

The Ashley Jones File
Ashley Jones, MS, CSCS, is a rugby strength and conditioning coach who has worked with the elite of the game. Jones has been employed by the Crusaders (Super XV competition), New Zealand All Blacks, and the Australian Wallabies rugby teams over the last decade. He has worked in the sports physical performance conditioning and fitness industries since 1978 and has worked in various professional sports across three countries.

- Biography & photo courtesy of nsca.com

Articles by Ashley Jones


Buy "Engineering Physical Performance: Strength Training for Rugby: A Neural, Mechanical & Metabolic Approach Here:


About the Book:

-New from International Strength and Conditioning Coach Ashley Jones.

-Ash shares his thoughts and specific training modalities in a raw cut to the tin information packed bible.

-No flashy graphics in this book, it is all about the information and the athletes.

-With 89 A4 pages this e-book allows Ash to share much of his world class experience and hands on insights into over 35 years at the coal face of strength training.

-Many of the world’s best rugby players have trained under Ash’s careful tuition including the All Blacks, Crusaders and Wallabies.

-An absolute must read for strength and conditioning professionals working in rugby.

Direct download: SPP204020Ashley20Jones.mp3
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Elitefts SPP Jay DeMayo Interview

Jay DeMayo

University of Richmond

Central Virginia Sports Performance Seminar

Topics Covered in this Podcast

1. Coach DeMayo’s career path
2. Off-Season training for basketball
3. Monitoring athletes
4. Acclimating First-year players
5. The transition to In-season training
5. Program considerations for swimming and diving
6. Training divers vs swimmers
7. Plyometircs of swimming
8. Special Exercises for swimming
9. The CVASPS Seminar
10. Advice for young strength coaches
11. How to contact Coach DeMayo

The Jay DeMayo File

Jay DeMayo has been the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Men’s and Women’s Basketball at the University of Richmond since October 2005.  Jay is a graduate of the State University of New York College at Cortland where he was a two year starter on the Men’s Soccer team.  Prior to taking over the responsibilities of Men’s and Women’s Basketball at UR Jay worked with every team on campus as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach working.  During his tenure at Richmond, Coach DeMayo has worked with five All-Americans, and 10 Atlantic 10 championship teams.  Presently Jay is also responsible for the dry land training for NOVA Aquatics LLC, one of the top youth swim clubs on the eastern seaboard where he has coached over twenty athlete’s whom have qualified for Olympic Trials.

Coach DeMayo’s constant effort to better himself as a coach has brought him numerous certifications.  Coach DeMayo has his Level I coaching certification from USA Track and Field, is certified as an American Kettlebell Club Coach, United States Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Coach DeMayo has also been a presenter for four consecutive years at the Pennsylvania State Clinic at Juniata College.  At the PA State Clinic Coach DeMayo has spoken on “Training Soccer Players, Developing a 3 Day Strength Training Program,”  “Max Effort Training for Sports,” and “Lift Preparation, The Next Evolution of the Warm Up,” “Developing a Progression for Auxiliary Lifts” and “Teaching the Squat and Deadlift.”  Coach DeMayo has also presented at the University of Richmond Sports Performance Clinic and with the Cal Ripken Jr. Baseball Academy.  Coach DeMayo has also been involved in developing the Basketball Strength Symposium in Raleigh, NC, and the Central VA Sports Performance Seminar.

Courtesy of www.cvasps.com

Direct download: SPP203920Jay20DeMayo.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 5:12pm EDT