Pacey Performance Podcast

Pacey Performance Podcast #306 - Des Ryan (Head of Sports Medicine & Athletic Development at Arsenal Academy)

August 20, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Head of Sports Medicine & Athletic Development at Arsenal Academy, Des Ryan. Des was one of the first people I reached out to when I first started the podcast, however, because Des was new in his role at Arsenal, it wasn't quite the right time. However, 6 years later Des has now been in the role for nearly 8 years. Although we chatted about Des' role at Arsenal, Des is very passionate about improving the industry, especially for the next generation of coaches. The need for a union to help protect practitioners is really gaining some momentum so this formed a large part of this episode which is absolutely fascinating and very exciting.

If you enjoyed this episode with Des Ryan, you will enjoy these with Paudie Roche and Darren Burgess.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Des Ryan (background, education and current role)?

    • Arsenal academy

      • Philosophy
      • Staff
        • What you look for?
    • Strength and conditioning union
      • What would that achieve?
      • Who should be the drivers?
    • How to make the step from coach to manager
      • What a manager role entails

        • Developing a vision, mission, objectives
        • Running injury audits and season reviews
        • Presenting to senior management
        • Leadership skills that help make a productive department
      • How to develop the above skills while still at the coaching stage
    • Universities
      • Problems with the current system
      • What needs to change for the betterment of the next generation of professionals?
     

Des can be found on Twitter @DeasunO

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

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