Elitefts SPP: Ashley Jones Interview
Published November 21, 2014
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    Ashley Jones

    Team Elitefts Columnist

    Strength & Conditioning Coach

    Author, Rugby Strength Coach

    Topic Covered in this Podcast

    1. How Ashley got started in the profession
    2. Minimum requirements for raining athletes: Overseas vs the States
    3. Misconception about Rugby training; Rugby vs Rugby League vs American Football
    4. Programming considerations for Rugby
    5. Assessments for Rugby Players
    6. Differences between in-season and off season training for Rugby
    7. Setting up the game week in-season
    8. Developing a system for workload based on the individual
    9. Similarities to NFL Coaching Philosophies
    10. Technical vs tactical vs Physical preparation
    11. Monitoring Conditioning and speed work
    12. A more creative way to implement conditioning
    13. Top-ups to address biomotor qualities
    14. Strength Training for Rugby eBook
    15. Advice for young coaches
    16. Future plans and how to reach Ashley

    The Ashley Jones File
    Ashley Jones, MS, CSCS, is a rugby strength and conditioning coach who has worked with the elite of the game. Jones has been employed by the Crusaders (Super XV competition), New Zealand All Blacks, and the Australian Wallabies rugby teams over the last decade. He has worked in the sports physical performance conditioning and fitness industries since 1978 and has worked in various professional sports across three countries.

    - Biography & photo courtesy of nsca.com

    Articles by Ashley Jones


    Buy "Engineering Physical Performance: Strength Training for Rugby: A Neural, Mechanical & Metabolic Approach Here:


    About the Book:

    -New from International Strength and Conditioning Coach Ashley Jones.

    -Ash shares his thoughts and specific training modalities in a raw cut to the tin information packed bible.

    -No flashy graphics in this book, it is all about the information and the athletes.

    -With 89 A4 pages this e-book allows Ash to share much of his world class experience and hands on insights into over 35 years at the coal face of strength training.

    -Many of the world’s best rugby players have trained under Ash’s careful tuition including the All Blacks, Crusaders and Wallabies.

    -An absolute must read for strength and conditioning professionals working in rugby.

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