Pacey Performance Podcast
Pacey Performance Podcast #228 - Paudie Roche (Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach at Arsenal FC)
Feb 21, 2019 · 54 min
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In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach at Arsenal, Paudie Roche. Before moving to Arsenal in 2013, Paudie worked with the Irish National rugby union team, Munster Rugby and also with University College Cork. He was also crowned Coach of the Year (Youth Sport) by the UKSCA in 2015 so Paudie comes on the podcast with serious pedigree. I have been wanting to get more coaches on the podcast who work in youth development and Paudie certainly fits that bill, especially having being called a 'career academy coach' by his boss at the Arsenal academy, Des Ryan.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Paudie Roche.

  • Who is Paudie Roche (education, background and current role)
  • A 'career academy coach'
    • Progressions
    • Personal development
  • The Arsenal approach to physical development
    • Functional competence
    • Movement skills
    • Integrated conditioning
    • Planning & periodisation
    • Levels
  • The coach-athlete relationship
  •  Bio-banding
    • Developmental vs chronological age
      • Management of this
  • Holistic development
    • Culture
    • Nutrition

Paudie Roche can be found on Twitter @coach_roche_

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue. Fatigue Science can be found at

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 and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is also sponsored by St Mary's University. St Mary's is widely recognised as an international leader in strength and conditioning education. St Mary's University can be found on Twitter @yourstmarys.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting



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