Pacey Performance Podcast

Pacey Performance Podcast #242 - Luke Jenkinson (Head of Academy Sports Science & Medicine at Derby County FC)

May 30, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Academy Sports Science & Medicine at Derby County FC, Luke Jenkinson. Luke first appeared on the podcast in episode #60 of the Pacey Performance Podcast where we spoke about how he integrated play into the academy set up at Sheffield United. Since then Luke has moved onto Derby County where he is now Head of Academy Sports Science & Medicine and is undertaking a professional doctorate. Luke is a really good friend of mine and it is no surprise that he is doing so well. When talking about a coach, people often ask, 'is he good?' and a lot of the time we don't actually see our friends and peers coaching, we just know they are a good person. However, I have seen Luke in action and know that if someone were to ask me about Luke, I would answer with, 'he's a great guy and a great coach'.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Luke Jenkinson.

  • Who is Luke Jenkinson (background, education and current role)
  • Influences and experiences away from S&C
  • Benefits of early specialisation in a late specialisation sport
    • Contradictory to current thinking
    • What you see everyday in the academy re early specialisation
    • Role of multisports at SUFC and DCFC
    • What did you take from SUFC to DCFC?
    • Impact of play on general athleticism 
      • Follow on from #60
    • Performance enhancements
  • Isometric training
    • Model used
    • Where it fits?
    • Doctorate work
    • Modified Bondarchuk model

Luke can be found on Twitter @lukegatus 

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 hawkindynamics.com 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 fatiguescience.com.

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 imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

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Enjoy

PP