SCS Areas

SCS Areas: Research

Area of the SCS devoted to fostering scientific research in the field of strength and conditioning. Through its sport sciences and clinical multi-disciplinary team of professionals, the SCS aims to examine strength training and conditioning from a multifaceted perspective, including all physiological, biomechanical, psychological and epidemiological aspects. The Area of Research aims to contribute to the publication of dedicated periodicals and scientific journals, to disseminate state-of-the-art research findings to its members and the wider scientific community.

Anthony J. Blazevich

Anthony J. Blazevich
(AUS)

DIRECTOR

PhD in Biomechanics.
Bachelor of Science (with Honours).
Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics and Clinical Neurophysiology.
Consultant in High-Performance Sport

Konstantinos Spyrou 

(GRE)

SECRETARY

PhD in Sports Sciences.
MSc in High Performance Sport: Strength and Conditioning.
Futsal Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Irina Zelenkova
(RUS)

VOCAL

MD, PhD, sport medical doctor, researcher specialising in altitude training. She has worked in the field of sports performance for over 10 years helping athletes to reach their true potential.

SCS Areas: Education

Area of the SCS responsible for promoting education in the field of strength and conditioning. Through the organization of educational and internationally recognised certification courses and seminars, the Area of Education aims to prepare a new and educated generation of S&C Coaches that understand the peculiarities of the different sports and that can effectively develop daily practices that maximize athletes’ performances while also mitigating the risk of injury and improving health and well-being.

Elena Marín-Cascales

Elena Marín Cascales
(ESP)

DIRECTOR

PhD in Sports Sciences.
MSc in High Performance Sport: Strength and Conditioning
Personal Trainer.

Eduardo L. Cadore
(BRA)

SECRETARY

PhD in Sport Sciences.
PhD in Health Sciences.
MSc in Human Movement Science.
Exercise Scientist.
Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Antonio Gómez
(ESP)

VOCAL

PhD in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences.
MSc High Performance in Team Sports.
Football Strength and Conditioning Coach.

SCS Areas: Networking

Area of the SCS centred on the development of institutional partnerships with various public and private health institutions and sport clubs of different countries. The SCS collaborates with, supports the work of, and promotes existing national strength and conditioning associations and organisations. The Area of Networking favours contacts across its members to establish joint educational standards and promote collaborative research efforts in the field of strength and conditioning.

Tomás T. Freitas

Tomás T. Freitas
(POR)

DIRECTOR

PhD in Sports Sciences.
MSc in High Performance Sport: Strength and Conditioning.
Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Performance Advisor

Daniel Jacinto Garzón
(ESP)

SECRETARY

Teacher E.F. Junta Andalucía. Olympic Coach. Athletic Walking, Guadix (Andalusia) Education and Sports Delegation Granada, HHVS and Aldea.

Signe Refsgaard Bech
(DEN)

VOCAL

Signe Refsgaard Bech is an expert in concussions in sport and how athletes can safely return to their sport after a head injury.

SCS Areas: Events, Marketing and Social Media

Area of the SCS dedicated to the promotion and creation of activities and initiatives that increase the visibility of the SCS, as well as the active participation of its members. The Area of Events, Marketing and Social Media is devoted to the organization of the SCS Annual Conference, various scientific congresses and seminars and to the dissemination of all the activities of the SCS, its members and institutional partners.

Gloria Harrison
(ESP)

DIRECTOR

Antonio Martínez Serrano
(ESP)

SECRETARY

PhD in Sports Sciences (candidate).
MSc in High Performance Sport: Strength and Conditioning.

Jon Imaz Arrese (ESP)

VOCAL

Commercial data management & demand planner

SCS Areas: S&C Professionals

Area of the SCS responsible for filling the gap between the lab and the field. It aims to bring science closer to the practitioners through collaboration and synergies with professionals from the area of strength and conditioning. The Area of S&C Professionals aims to support coaches and sport scientists and set the standards for the professional career.

Thue Kvorning

Thue Kvorning
(DEN)

DIRECTOR

PhD in Sports Sciences.
Sports Physiologist.
Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Julio Calleja González
(ESP)

SECRETARY

PhD in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences.
MSc in High Performance in Sport. MSc in Research.
MSc in Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation.
Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Sport Scientist.
Performance Advisor.

Francesco Cos

Francesc Cos
(ESP)

VOCAL

PhD in Sport Sciences.
Bachelor in Sports Sciences.
Bachelor in Physiotherapy.
Football Strength and Conditioning Coach.