Pacey Performance Podcast
Pacey Performance Podcast #40 - Michael Watts (Head of Performance at Aston Villa FC)
Jul 2, 2015 · 53 min
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In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I speak with Michael Watts who is Head of Performance at Aston Villa FC. I recently heard Michael speak in Seattle at the Seattle Sounders conference and was very impressed with is openness and honesty which is why I had to get him on the podcast. Michael and I also have mutual friend in Dean Riddle and if Dean speaks highly of someone, I definitely listen! At the Sounder conference, I think Michael caused a bit of a stir with how it actually is working in the Premier League which I respect massively. No fluff or jazzing up. Michael is a switched on guy and has some other very exciting projects that we discuss in this episode.

In this episode you will learn -

  • Who is Michael Watts and how did he get to where he is today
  • Developing your own coaching philosophy
  • Using GPS
  • Dealing with and presenting useful data
  • Off season and pre season training
  • Keeping players on the pitch 

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following me on Twitter @paceyperform or visiting the links below.

Michael can be found on Twitter @MCW_Fitness



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