Ian Jeffreys

Internationally Renowned Strength and Conditioning Coach; Educator; Author

Professor Ian Jeffreys is an internationally renowned coach, educator, and author who coordinates all the of University’s strength and conditioning activities. He is regarded as a world authority in the development of speed, agility, and conditioning for team sports, where his unique Gamespeed system and RAMP warm-up protocols have been adopted by a wide range of coaches and organizations.

Ian has been a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) since 1989. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) with the NSCA and has been recertified with Distinction (D) in both categories. He is also an Emeritus Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCCE), the highest coaching award the NSCA bestows. He is currently the International Representative on the NSCA Certification Committee and was the NSCA’s High School Professional of the Year in 2006, the first time the award had ever been presented to a coach working outside the United States. This was awarded for his pioneering work in developing a Performance Academy for youth athletes, which produced numerous international performers and championship teams. In July 2009, Ian was awarded a Fellowship by the NSCA for his outstanding contributions to the industry. In 2016, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the NSCA.

Ian has authored six books:

  • Total Soccer Fitness
  • A Coaches Guide to Recovery: The Performance Lifestyle
  • Gamespeed: Movement Training for Superior Sports Performance
  • Developing Speed
  • Soccer Speed
  • Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance

He has authored over 15 book chapters, including the warm-up and stretching chapter for the third edition of the Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning and numerous strength and conditioning articles which have featured in leading international journals.

Ian is the Editor of the UKSCA Journal, “Professional Strength and Conditioning,” and is on the Editorial Board for the NSCA’s Strength and Conditioning Journal and the Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning.

Area’s of Expertise

Ian’s work has two primary aims:

  • Teaching athletes to become adept at strength and conditioning
  • Improving athleticism and health through recovery
  • Helping athletes live a performance lifestyle