This presentation will describe lessons learned from elite sporting organisations visited around the world. It will detail the high performance staffing structures, monitoring practices, coaching practices and training principals used in these high pressure environments.
The recording is of a webinar presented by ESSA on 13th July 2015.
Darren is currently High Performance Manager at Port Adelaide Football (AFL) Club having returned to Australia in November 2012 to take on this role. Prior to this appointment Darren was Head of Fitness and Conditioning at Liverpool Football Club, having started with the club immediately after the 2010 Football World Cup.
From 2008 till 2010 Darren was employed as Head of Sports Science for Football Federation Australia as well as the Australian Soccer Team’s Fitness Coach. Darren has previously worked as Head of High Performance at Port Adelaide Football Club (2004-2007) and Assistant Fitness Coach with Sydney Swans in the AFL (1997-2000), as well as Head Fitness Coach with the Parramatta Power in the Australian National Soccer League (2002-2004). Darren has also worked as a video analyst with the Australian Olympic Soccer Team prior to the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Darren worked as a lecturer in Exercise Science at Australian Catholic University in Sydney between 1997 and 2005 and completed his PhD in movement analysis of AFL and Soccer in 2012. Darren has had multiple papers published in peer review journals and has spoken at many international conferences.
Darren is also a Nike Sparq Performance Expert.
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