About Scott Wickens

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About me

 

·       BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science. In-depth understanding of complex theories across all disciplines.

·       Over 300 hours experience in instructing professional footballers in proper techniques, both in the gym and during pitch-based conditioning.

·       Led multiple elements of the matchday warm up for over 100 first team fixtures.

·       Exposure to GPS, athlete monitoring, manual calculation and wellbeing to allow for repeated optimal performance in training and fixtures.

·       Experience in professional academy football at both Torquay United FC and Plymouth Argyle FC. Senior involvement with Cardiff Metropolitan University FC.

·       FAW C License.

·       Full UK Driving License and willing to relocate.

·       Looking to achieve my FAW B License, as well as study for a Master’s Degree in Strength and conditioning in the 23/24 season.

Education

  • 2018 - 2023
    Cardiff Metropolitan University

    BSc Sport and Exercise Science

    Bachelor of Science: Sport and Exercise Science Interdisciplinary approach to Sport and Exercise Science, including modules in Strength and Conditioning, Physiology, Biomechanics, Psychology & Nutrition. Skills acquired across the degree include professional development, practical procedures, user-friendly presentation skills and lab-based practice. Dissertation Title – 'Exploring the Effects of Caffeine Consumption on Aerobic vs Anaerobic Performance'.

Experience

  • 2021 - Present
    Yeovil Town FC

    Lead Sport Scientist

    • Fully responsible for all daily activation, injury mitigation and recovery procedures.
    • Lead all warm-ups for both training and match days.
    • Solely oversee GPS, Performance Readiness, Wellness and Player Welfare procedures on a daily basis, including collating individual, specific reports for senior coaching staff regarding all available first team players.
    • Solely oversee the implementation of numerous multidisciplinary protocols, personalised where applicable, with an aim to improve availability and conditioning levels for the first team players.
    • Liaise with the Medical Team to test, monitor and track all players throughout the course of the season.
    • Oversee RTT and RTP protocols throughout the first team. This includes leading pitch-based conditioning and end-stage rehabilitation.
    • Collate detailed weekly reports of above data for loan players parent clubs, including other administrative tasks.
    • Ensure player education on an individual basis, offering them the latest nutrition and lifestyle advice available.
    • Acted as run-on medical for match days from December 2022 – Current.
    • Acted as a 1st team coach from March 2022 when necessary, including a role as Assistant Manager for the final National League Fixture of the 21/22 season.
    • Liaised with staff at international outfits where applicable during international breaks to continue player monitoring for those players selected.
    • Provided match day sessions for squad players prior to games.
    • Solely led full match-day warm ups for all outfield players.
    • Instructing in proper techniques for pre and post training sessions.

Expertise

Sport Science

Languages

English
Proficient