Hi, I’m Sam Portland and I am an Athletic Performance Specialist with a primary interest of Speed Development and Coach Education.
From an early age I have had an invested interest in sports performance. From playing myself to coaching others Ive enjoyed the highs and lows of performance and injury.
After suffering a broken leg playing rugby in 2007 my dream of becoming a professional athlete was over. I was left to rehab my own injury and from their my passion for Athletic performance and strength and conditioning grew.
Fast forward from training friends, starting a business and completing an undergraduate degree at Brunel University London I was awarded an internship at Wasps Rugby. This was the beginning my my professional coaching career to which I have summarised in some bullet points below.
- Wasps Academy Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach
- Wasps First XV Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach – Injury rehabilitation and Sport Science
- West London Track and Field – Assistant Track Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coach
- Ealing Trailfinders – Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach – Speed and Power Development / Sport Science / Rehabilitation and Intern Development
Shortly after 2.5 years with Ealing we parted ways and I went full time out on my own as a consultant coach. Since then it has been a wild ride working with the following:
NFL player Alex Gray, Kenya Rugby Sevens, CFL and NFL combine Athletes, GB Bobsleigh, Consulting with Burnley Town FC, building and growing an academy…this list goes on.
Sam currently spend a share of his time working directly with Coaches and helping them face the battles of the strength and conditioning industry. Allowing them to thrive and get paid well for it. Also to this he consults with athletes, teams and individuals looking to improve their performance.