Christian Tamminga


Christian Tamminga


Physical Performance Consultant


Guiding and inspiring players to develop and become passionate athletes who perform on an international elite level


Physical and rehabilitation training, periodisation, topsport mindset, design performance centres, Dutch, English


As a professional athlete, Christian was part of the World’s elite in pole vaulting. Finishing 6th in the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton and successfully participating in many international tournaments, he experienced the beauty of elite sports. After his active career as an athlete, Chris enrolled in and successfully finished his sports leadership education at the Central Institute for the Education of Sports leadership (CIOS) as well as the Topcoach 5 programme provided by the Netherlands Olympic Committee – Netherlands Sports federation (NOC*NSF). In the career that followed, Christian further developed himself and become a trainer. He coached numerous elite athletes from various sports, before focusing on individual training for talented football players. Between 2012 and 2015, Christian worked for AFC Ajax Amsterdam as a physical performance coach for the second team (Jong Ajax). He managed to make academy players quicker and stronger, preparing them for their current status as regular starters for the Ajax first team or elsewhere in the Dutch Eredivisie. Finally, Christian specializes in the design and equipment of functional performance centres. Among his many projects are the design and equipment of the AFC Ajax Performance Centre and his physical performance equipment suppliership to the 2016 European Athletics Championship in Amsterdam and Bayer Leverkusen.