The day in a life of a strength conditioning coach

A Day in the Life of a Strength & Conditioning Coach – Off Season

Ashley Jones

For those of you that are contemplating a career in this line of work I though it may be an opportune time to outline a typical day so you can see what goes on. This will vary from week to week and from program to program and even from person to person but hopefully it will give you an insight into the life.

5:00 – 5:30 am – usually I am awake before the alarm, but like to get going before 5:30am

5:30 – 5:45am – breathing meditation, then shower

6:00 – 6:30am – pot of plunger coffee and morning personal emails then breakfast

6:30 – 7:00am – drive to the training centre, answer work related emails

7:00 – 8:00am – my training session, then preview the days training, list what equipment is needed

8:00 – 9:00am – set up equipment, answer any phone messages, meet with coaches and assistant if required

9:00 – 1:00pm – training sessions with players (more neural type sessions – speed, power)

1:00 – 2:00pm – designated lunch break for everyone

2:00 – 5:00pm – training sessions with players (more metabolic types sessions – aerobic, anaerobic conditioning, activities)

5:00 – 6:00pm – review the day, answer work related emails, and make any phone calls that are required

6:00 – 9:00pm – maybe a yoga class, dinner, a bit of television, listen to music, answer personal emails, personal development time, personal phone calls, reading for pleasure

9:00pm – mobile phone off and breathing meditation and then lights out

Well this is basically my life Monday to Friday during the off season, hope it gives you some insight to how my day is spent,

cheers, Ashley

Ashley Jones

Ashley Jones specialist in the physical preparation of rugby athletes. He has worked with professional sports teams that include Sydney Kings, Newcastle Knights, Parramatta Eels, Northern Eagles, Crusaders, New Zealand All Blacks, and Australian Wallabies. Irish by Ancestry, Australian by Birth, Japanese by Accident and a Kiwi by Choice.

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