Pacey Performance Podcast

Pacey Performance Podcast #230 - Jon Goodwin (Academy Head of Sports Science)

March 7, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Academy Head of Sports Science, Jon Goodwin. Jon comes on the podcast 3 weeks into a new role at Fulham after leaving the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee when he was in charge of their strength and conditioning arm. I was lucky enough to attend St Mary's University when Jon was programme leader and he is an incredible communicator, educator and coach. In this episode, Jon chats about his thoughts on movement assessments, cueing and common misunderstandings which have been highlighted when he has been coaching the coaches over the last 25 years.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Jon Goodwin.

  • Who is Jon Goodwin (education, background and current role)
  • Planning and periodisation
    • How much structure is needed?
    • ... vs feedback and modified decision making
    • ... in a chaotic football environment
      • The process
    • Assessments to inform planning
  • Transfer of training
    • Specificity
    • Role of context
    • Constraints led approach
      • What and why?
      • Organising the constraint to effect change
        • Examples
  • Coaching coaches
    • Common misunderstandings which drive poor practice when coaching speed & COD
    • Competence in the gym (strength & power) vs on the field (speed and COD etc)

Jon Goodwin can be found on Twitter @Jonnie_mechanic

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue. Fatigue Science can be found at

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is also sponsored by St Mary's University. St Mary's is widely recognised as an international leader in strength and conditioning education. St Mary's University can be found on Twitter @yourstmarys.

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