Pacey Performance Podcast

Pacey Performance Podcast #259 - Jack Sharkey (Lead Sports Scientist at Aston Villa Football Club)

September 26, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Lead Sports Scientist at Aston Villa Football Club, Jack Sharkey. This fantastic episode was inspired after I watched Jack present at a Catapult meet up earlier this year ar Villa Park. The main focus of Jack's presentation was around multi mechanical modelling and how he uses this at Aston Villa. In this episode, Jack explains what it is, why he's using it and how this has developed his practice. If you are collecting GPS data at your club, this is definitely one to listen to.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Jack Sharkey.

  • Who is Jack Sharkey (background, education and current role)
  • Multi mechanical models
    • What are they?
    • Identifying relevant metrics
    • Feeding back to coaches and players
    • Setting targets & predicting session outputs
    • Individualising weighting factors
  • Integration of subjective and objective markers
    • Decision making based on results
  • Testing and screening
    • Various tests - what they are
    • Rationale
    • Results informing programming/rehab

Jack can be found on Twitter @sharkeystories

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 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 sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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Enjoy

PP