Andy Sparks

Head Coach, US Track Cycling, USA Cycling

Working with the Performance Director and Senior National Coaches I have created a clear vision of physical preparation for GB and England Hockey which in turn contributed to the Olympic Gold Medal winning success in Rio this summer.

I am responsible for all aspects of Physical Preparation throughout the GB and England Hockey Performance Pathway, which has included the management and delivery of high value performance science projects. My work has been instrumental in developing a single system approach from the national age groups through to a successful senior programme. This has been done through building a cohesive team of support staff around the centralised senior squads, as well as managing and maintaining relationships with a national network of contractors (for our development programme) and partners (clubs and educational institutions)