Jack has over twelve years’ experience providing sports science support in elite football. He has been the Head of Academy Fitness & Conditioning and the U23’s Fitness Coach at Liverpool FC for over five years. Prior to this, he gained experience at Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Barnet and Watford Football Clubs.
He is an accredited sports scientist with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), an accredited strength and conditioning coach with the United Kingdom strength and conditioning association (UKSCA) and has attained the FA Fitness Trainers Award.
Jack was awarded a PhD investigating ‘Speed Endurance Training in Elite Youth Soccer Players’ in November 2019 at Liverpool John Moores University. His research investigated different training protocols across a range of modes including running drills, small sided games, combination and isolated position specific drills. He has also completed an MSc in Sport Sciences (applied human performance) at Brunel University and a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Hull.
He has published peer reviewed research articles in leading sports science journals focusing on the translation of physical data into novel training and testing modes, aiming to integrate physical, technical and tactical data. His high intensity position-specific training drills have been recommended in a recent FIFA Physical Analysis Report (2019).
• Ade, J.D., Drust, B., Morgan, O., & Bradley P.S. (2020). Physiological characteristics and acute fatigue associated with position-specific speed endurance soccer drills: production vs maintenance training. Sci & Med Football. DOI: 10.1080/24733938.2020.1789202.
• Bradley, P.S., & Ade, J.D. (2018). Are Current Physical Match Performance Metrics in Elite Soccer Fit for Purpose or is the Adoption of an Integrated Approach Needed? Int J Sports Physiol Perform, 13(5), 656-664.
• Ade. J.D., Fitzpatrick, J., & Bradley, P. S. (2016). High-intensity efforts in elite soccer matches and associated movement patterns, technical skills and tactical actions. Information for position-specific training drills. J Sports Sci, 34(24), 2205-2214.
• Ade, J.D., Harley, J & Bradley, P. (2014). Physiological response, time-motion characteristics, and reproducibility of various speed-endurance drills in elite youth soccer players: small sided games versus generic running. Int J Sports Physiol Perform, 9, 471-479.
Additionally, Jack has co-authored a further seven peer reviewed journal articles, with two currently in review, three chapters of a book and five magazine / website articles: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jack_Ade/research.