Sports Performance Consultant and Creator of Strength Coach Curriculums

Programme Director for The Agility Curriculum

Rich is a strength and conditioning coach and education professional who specialises in agility training, athletic movement, problem solving and coach education. Rich runs the S&C for Bristol Flyers Basketball but has worked across a number of sports over the past 10+ years.


  • Accredited strength and conditioning coach with the UKSCA since 2011.
  • Currently completing a PhD on speed control during change of direction performance.
  • Currently leading the S&C provision for Bristol Flyers Basketball in the BBL.
  • Coached athletes from 9 to 60 years old, amateur to professional and from disabled to able-bodied.
  • Worked with Gloucester Rugby, the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme, The Football Association, Birmingham City Women's FC, Athlete Academy and Bristol Flyers Basketball.
  • Consulted and contributed to education for a number of sports teams and organisations such ALTIS, Everton Football Club, Memphis Grizzlies and the FA.
  • Published a number of research papers on multi-directional speed and power development which you can read here.
  • Contributed to book chapters such as Strength and Power Training for Female Athletes and Concurrent Training.
  • Written both an undergraduate and a post-graduate degree in strength and conditioning and subsequently led those degrees for more than 5 years.
  • Taught 100's of undergraduate and post-graduate students and mentored a number of them through the UKSCA accreditation process and into their own professional coaching careers.
  • Director for the UKSCA (2019-2021)

Follow Rich on Twitter @RICH_AgilityLab


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