High Performance Manager, Port Adelaide Football (AFL) Club
Darren has worked with elite sporting teams including the Socceroos, Liverpool Football Club, the Sydney Swans and Parramatta Power, and is a Nike SPARQ Performance Expert.
About Dr Darren Burgess
Darren returned to Australia in November 2012 to take on the role of High Performance Manager at Port Adelaide Football Club (AFL). Prior to this appointment Darren was Head of Fitness and Conditioning at Liverpool Football Club in the English Premier League, having started with the club immediately after the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
From 2008 til 2010 Darren was employed as Head of Sports Science for Football Federation Australia and was also Fitness Coach for the Socceroos. Darren has previously worked as Head of High Performance at Port Adelaide Football Club (2004-2007), as head fitness coach with Parramatta Power in the Australian National Soccer League (2002-2004) and as assistant fitness coach with the Sydney Swans in the AFL (1997-2000). Darren also worked as a video analyst with the Australian Olympic Soccer Team prior to the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Darren worked as a lecturer in Exercise Science at Australian Catholic University in Sydney between 1997 and 2005 and completed his PhD in movement analysis of AFL and Soccer in 2012. Darren is also a Nike SPARQ Performance Expert.
Conference Presentation: Contrasting the preparation, planning and environment between the English Premier League and the Australian Football League.
This presentation will compare the coaching styles, training techniques and general preparation of English Premier League soccer players with AFL footballers.
After this presentation conference participants will:
- Understand coaching/training techniques used at the highest level of soccer and AFL
- Understand preparation strategies used to maximise physical and technical performance of elite footballers in both environments
- Experience examples of match day and pre/post game communication of tactics and philosophy to players in both codes
- Thursday, 24 October 2013, 9AM – 10:30AM AEST (UTC +1000)
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