Pacey Performance Podcast

Pacey Performance Podcast #296 - Ben Ashworth (Director of Performance at AC Sparta Prague)

June 11, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Performance at AC Sparta Prague, Ben Ashworth. I first spoke to Ben at the start of 2017 when he was at Arsenal FC. At that time the Ash test was still in its infancy and although Ben could detail what it was and how he uses it, he wasn't able to explain some of the work he was doing at various different clubs. This part two with Ben allowed me to dive deeper on some of the great work he has done as a consultant in baseball and rugby as well as his move overseas and into a Director of Performance at AC Sparta Prague.

If you enjoyed this episode with Ben, you may enjoy these other episodes from coaches working in football; Tom Little, Mathieu Lacome or Jack Sharkey.

I hope you enjoy this episode with Ben Ashworth.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Ben Ashworth (background, education & current role)?
  • Transition into Director of Performance
  • RTP processes and norms across different countries and cultures
  • Hamstring injury prevention protocols
  • RTP decision making
  • The ASH test
    • Using force plate vs something like the new force hook
    • Shoulder health and quantifying strength & RFD at the shoulder

Ben can be found on Twitter @benashworth

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's 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 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.

This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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Enjoy

PP