Paudie Roche (Arsenal Lead Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach)

Episode 60: Ben Ashworth chats to Paudie Roche the lead S&C for the under 23’s and under 18’s at Arsenal. Paudi has a wealth of experience and 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. In this episode Paudie and Ben discuss LTAD for academy players with Paudie providing very transparent examples and stories from his experience at Arsenal. 

In this episode Ben Ashworth and Paudie Roche discuss: 

  • Paudie’s background
  • How S&C has changed over Paudie’s career 
  • Bench marking player development 
  • Academy gym based markers 
  • Transitioning players from academy to senior team
  • Training alongside fixture congestion

Where you can find Paudie:


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Andy is the Host / Co-Founder of Inform Performance and a dual qualified Physiotherapist / Strength & Conditioning Coach. Andy is based in Philadelphia & works for Total Performance who provide a multi-faceted, elite level diagnostic, rehabilitation and performance service. Delivered by a team of world leading specialists to organisations in the NBA, NFL, English Premier League, the LTA and England Rugby.