Professor Kevin Till, Professor

Professor Kevin Till

Professor

Kevin Till is Professor of Athletic Development within the Carnegie School of Sport. Kevin leads research and teaching activities combining his academic expertise and practical experiences to enhance applied research and knowledge exchange within sport science, coaching and athletic development. 

Kevin completed his BSc, MSc and PhD at Leeds Beckett University before being appointed as a Lecturer in Sports Coaching in 2012. Since then Kevin has worked as a Senior Lecturer, Reader and received his Professorship in 2018. 

Kevin is currently the co-director of the Carnegie Applied Rugby Research (CARR) centre and the programme lead on the Doctor of Professional Practice in Sport (DProf). He teaches on the MSc Sports Coaching and Strength & Conditioning programmes and supervises numerous PhD students who undertake applied research whilst providing practical support within professional sporting organisations.

Kevin also has extensive experience of working within athletes in developmental and elite sport. He has worked as a strength and conditioning coach at Leeds United FC, Yorkshire CCC, Castleford Tigers RLFC,  Bradford Bulls RLFC and Yorkshire Carnegie RUFC. He now works with as academy S&C coach at  Leeds Rhinos RLFC. He has also provided services to national governing bodies / organisations including the Rugby Football League, Rugby Football Union, the UKSCA, BASES, English Institute of Sport, World Rugby and iCoachKids.

Current Teaching

  • Programme lead for the Doctor of Professional Practice in Sport (DProf Sport)
  • MSc Sports Coaching
  • MSc Strength & Conditioning

Research Interests

Kevin has a strong and extensive research profile in athletic development. This research considers the health and performance continuum of youth sport including talent identification and development, strength and conditioning, training and match demands, injury and illness, performance analysis and coach education.

Professor Kevin Till, Professor

Ask Me About

  1. Sport
  2. Physiology
  3. Coaching
  4. Sport Science

Selected Outputs

  • Mitchell T; Gledhill A; Till K (2019) Perceptions of the talent development environment across English academy football. In: British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Annual Conference, Leicester.

    https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2019.1671688

  • Till K (2019) Combining Research & Practice: The Doctor of Professional Practice in Sport. In: carngieXchange: Sports Coaching Research Showcase, 17 July 2019, Leeds Beckett University.

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  • Nicholson B; Jones B; Dinsdale A; Till K (2019) Relationships between jump and sprint force-velocity profiles and performance. In: 2019 NSCA National Conference, 10 July 2019 - 13 July 2019, Washington DC.

    https://www.nsca.com/

  • Owen C; Till K; Phibbs P; Read D; Weakley J; Atkinson M; Stokes K; Kemp S; Jones B (2019) Countermovement jump qualities of elite academy rugby union players. In: 2019 NSCA National Conference, 10 July 2019 - 13 July 2019, Washington D.C, USA.

    https://www.nsca.com/education/abstracts/

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  • Heyward O; Mccormack S; Emmonds S; Roe G; Till K; Jones B (2019) Strength and Speed Characteristics of Women's Super League Players. In: 2019 NSCA National Conference, 10 July 2019 - 13 July 2019, Washington D.C. USA.

    http://www.eventscribe.com/2019/posters/nsca/home.asp

  • Cobley S; Elferink-Gemser M; Till K (2019) Advances in Athlete Development Research. In: European College of Sports Science, 3 July 2019 - 6 September 2019, Prague.

  • Till K (2019) Advances in Athlete Development Research: Knowledge advances from tracking adolescent rugby league players. In: European College of Sports Sciences, 3 July 2019 - 6 July 2019, Prague.

  • Till K (2019) Understanding Talent: How can we help? S&C Solutions for identifying and developing youth athletes. In: UKSCA Annual Conference, 14 June 2019 - 16 June 2019, Milton Keynes.

  • Rongen F; Till K; Mckenna J; Cobley S (2019) ‘The neither/nor proposition': A mixed-method evaluation of the impact of a youth soccer academy. In: World Congress on Science and Football, 4 June 2019 - 7 June 2019, Melbourne.

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  • Phibbs P; Read D; Till K; Atkinson M; Williams S; Stokes K; Kemp S; Jones B (2019) Bigger, stronger, faster: The differences in physical qualities between player development group and England academy players in youth rugby union. In: 9th World Congress on Science and Football, 4 June 2019 - 7 June 2019, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

  • Till K (2019) RAMPAGE: A Framework for enhancing long-term athletic development. In: Carnegie Applied Rugby Research (CARR) Conference 2019, 5 April 2019 - 6 April 2019, Weetwood Hall, Leeds.

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  • Till K (2019) Who, What, How – Plan, Deliver, Reflect: A Decision-Making Framework for Strength & Conditioning Coaching. In: 10th Annual Student Strength and Conditioning Conference., 9 March 2019, Middlesex University.

  • Till K (2019) Assessing and Evaluating Player Performance and Potential: The Influence of Age. In: Rugby Football Union Player Pathway Conference, Bisham Abbey.

  • Weakley J; Till K; Banyard H; Mclaren S; Dalton N; Ramirez C; Weaving D; Jones B (2018) Perceptual, metabolic, and neuromuscular responses to 10, 20, and 30% velocity loss thresholds during the barbell back-squat. In: 11th International Conference of Strength Training (ICST 2018), 30 November 2018 - 3 December 2018, Perth, Australia.

    https://icst2018.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/ICST-2018-Abstract-Book.pdf

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  • Mitchell TO; Ross S; Till K (2018) Player Perceptions Of The Talent Development Environment In Elite English Youth Soccer Academies using the TDEQ-5. In: British Association of Sport and Exercise Science, 27 November 2018 - 28 November 2018, Harrogate.

    https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2018.1521633

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  • Darrall-Jones J; Jones B; Till K (2018) Is Bigger Always Better? The Effect of Body Mass on Physical Characteristics of English Academy Rugby Union Players. In: 2018 ASCA International Conference on Applied Strength and Conditioning, 9 November 2018 - 11 November 2018, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia.

  • Till K; Emmonds S (2018) Strength and Conditioning for Children and Young People. In: ICoachKids Conference, Leeds.

  • Till K (2018) Monitoring Training Loads and Wellbeing in Children and Young People. In: iCoachKids Conference, Leeds.

  • Rongen F; Till K (2018) Are Talent Identification and Development Systems Appropriate and Healthy?. In: iCoachKids Conference, Leeds.

  • Read D; Till K; Dalton-Barron N; Beasley G; Jones B (2018) A comparison of the maximum locomotor intensities in age-grade international and academy rugby union. In: 23rd Annual Congress of European College of Sports Science, 4 July 2018 - 7 July 2018, Dublin, Ireland.

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  • Tee JC; Till K; Jones B (2018) Injury risk in academy level rugby league match play: a single season prospective cohort study. In: European College of Sport Sciences Annual Congress 2018, 4 July 2018 - 7 July 2018, Dublin, Ireland.

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  • Whitehead S; Jones B; Till K; Weaving D; Dalton-Barron N; Ireton M (2018) The duration-specific peak running demands of Academy level rugby league match-play. In: 23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science: Sport Science at the Cutting Edge, 4 July 2018 - 7 July 2018, Dublin.

    http://ecss-congress.eu/2018/18/index.php

  • Whitehead S; Jones B; Weaving D; Till K (2017) Running demands of club and international youth rugby league match play. In: ASCA International Conference on Applied Strength and Conditioning, 9 November 2017 - 12 November 2017, Gold Coast, Australia.

    https://www.strengthandconditioning.org/jasc-25-6

  • Till K; Abraham A; Emmonds S; Mitchell TO; North J (2017) Participant and Performer Development in Youth Football. In: Global Coach Conference, 31 July 2017 - 2 August 2017, Liverpool.

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  • Read D; Till K; Beasley G; Clarkson M; Heyworth R; Lee J; Jones B (2017) Peak running intensities in rugby union match-play: comparisons to whole match data. In: 40th annual conference of National Strength and Conditioning Association, 12 July 2017 - 15 July 2017, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

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  • Phibbs P; Jones B; Till K (2017) Monitoring workloads in collision sports: External load measures alone may not provide the full picture. In: NSCA National Conference 2017, 12 July 2017 - 15 July 2017, Las Vegas, USA.

    http://www.eventscribe.com/2017/posters/NSCA/SplitViewer.asp?PID=MTA5Mjc5ODQzNjk

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  • Neenan C; Sawczuk T; Scantlebury S; Read D; Weakley J; Till K; Emmonds S; Jones B (2017) Changes in sprint and jump height during an academic year in high school adolescent and youth sport athletes. In: 40th annual conference of National Strength and Conditioning Association, 13 July 2017 - 15 July 2017, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

  • Till K (2012) The Dynamics of Growth and Development in Junior Athletes: Cases that promote individualised long-term mentoring. In: International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS), 19 July 2012 - 24 July 2012, Glasgow, UK.

  • Cobley S; Till KA (2012) Secondary Influences on Talent Development: The problems of relative age and maturation. In: ASARG, 30 June 2012 - 1 July 2012, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Till KA; O'Hara J; Cobley S; Cooke C; Chapman C (2008) Maturation—the usual suspect!: RAE prevalence in the performance pathway of UK Junior Rugby League. In: North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Conference, 4 June 2008 - 8 June 2008, Niagara Falls, Canada.

  • Till KA; Cooke C (2007) Effects of Postactivation Potentiation (PAP) on Sprint and Jump Performance in Soccer Players. In: BASES Student Conference, 22 May 2007 - 23 May 2007, Chichester University.

  • Lara-Bercial S; Mckenna J; Till K; North J; Emmonds S; Ogilvie P; Mitchell T (2019) UEFA Football in Schools Programme: Literature Review.

  • Jones B; Hendricks S; Scantlebury S; Dalton-Barron N; Weaving D; Till K (2019) Match and collision characteristics and exposures across world rugby union.

  • Abraham A; North J; Lyle J; Lara-Bercial S; Norris L; Ashford M; Till K (2019) Expert, Effective and Ethical Coaching: Finding the Line.

  • Morley D; Ogilvie P; Mckenna J; Smith-Daly A; Till KA (2016) Bupa Start to Move: Executive Summary.

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  • Till K; Emmonds S; Jones B (2019) Talent Identification. In: Lloyd R; Oliver J ed. Strength and Conditioning for Youth Athletes: Science and Practical Aplications. Routledge,

  • Till K; Jones BL (2015) Fitness Testing for Rugby. In: Till K; Jones B ed. Science of Sport: Rugby.

  • Till KA; Morley D; Cobley S; Cupples B; O'Connor D (2015) Talent Identification and Development. In: Till K; Jones B ed. The Science of Sport: Rugby. Marlborough: Crowood Press, pp. 139-150.

  • Rongen F; McKenna; Till K; Cobley S (2015) Talent identification and development: The Impact on athlete health?. In: Baker J; Safai P; Fraser-Thomas J ed. Health and elite sport: Is elite sport a healthy pursuit?. London: Routledge, pp. 33-51.

  • Cobley S; Miller P; Till KA; Mckenna J (2012) The good and the bad of youth sport today. What about the unforeseen ethical issues?. In: Harvey S; Light RL ed. Ethics in Youth Sport: Policy and pedagogical applications. Routledge,

  • Till K; Chapman C; Cobley S; O'Hara JP; Cooke CB (2011) Talent Identification, Selection and Development in UK Junior Rugby League: An evolving process. In: Baker JC; Schorer J ed. Talent Identification and Development in Sport International Perspectives. Routledge, pp. 106-118.

  • Till K (2019) Training Load and Recovery: Navigating Your Way Through the Athlete Development Maze.

  • Till KA (2018) Managing the Whole Child: Balancing Training Load and School Commitments.

  • Till KA (2018) Movement Development in Youth Rugby League Players.

  • Till K; Jones B (2015) Rugby.

  • eds. Till K; Jones B (2015) Science of Sport: Rugby. The Crowood Press.