Duncan French, VP of Performance for the UFC joins Association of Sporting Directors members to discuss their return to play

Duncan French is the VP of Performance for the UFC and has strategic responsibility for the Performance Institutes in Las Vegas and Shanghai. The UFC have 600 rostered fighters from across the world and the Performance Institutes provide support across all aspects of preparation, competition and recovery.  UFC were the first professional sport to return to competition during the pandemic with three fight events hosted … Continue reading Duncan French, VP of Performance for the UFC joins Association of Sporting Directors members to discuss their return to play

The Technical Director of F.C. Copenhagen shares his experiences during the crisis

The Technical Director of F.C. Copenhagen shares his experiences on the key moments since the sports enforced shutdown in Denmark. Johan Lange was joined by Mike Rigg of Burnley FC and members of the ASD from Europe, Australia, the US and the UK. The conversation concerned three four key moments: Lockdown in Istanbul Transitions in training Negotiating new player wage terms Returning to football On … Continue reading The Technical Director of F.C. Copenhagen shares his experiences during the crisis

Football leadership through the crisis: Paul McGee

Paul McGee gave a presentation to members of the Association of Sporting Directors based on a recent article he wrote titled ‘How to Cope in a Crisis or What to do When the Unexpected happens’. The focus of the talk was on how we can help ourselves and others cope from a psychological perspective to deal with the current crisis. There were four key points. … Continue reading Football leadership through the crisis: Paul McGee