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Percentages Are Worthless: Planning Volume and Intensity For High School Athletes

By Colby Knepp | Fri, Jan 13

Do you use percentages to train your beginner level athletes? While it is certainly one way to get kids stronger, it might not be the best way to get it done. And because you're always looking for a better way to do things, we sought out a world class expert in the world of program design to help you combine the science of strength development with the art of real world coaching.

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8 Performance Tests Every Strength Coach Should Use In Their Off-Season Training

The Golden Rule of being a strength and conditioning coach is simple: Do No Harm.

Coaches have a responsibility to take athletes where they cannot take themselves through the application of training tools to prepare mentally and physically targeted for athlete’s specific goals. It is inexcusable for an athlete to get injured during training, especially on testing days.

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22 Reasons Every Strength Coach Should Make Testing Part of Their Program

By Michael Barnes | Tue, Jan 10

Monitoring is a term that is used as a tenant of management. The definition of monitoring is “Supervising activities in progress to ensure they are on-course and on-schedule in meeting the objectives and performance targets.” 

In the strength and conditioning setting monitoring is done by testing.  Once you have testing data you can measure the effectiveness of the program.  If you are managing a strength and conditioning program you should be monitoring the program to ultimately better serve the athletes. 

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Transition Strength Into Power and Perform More Speed Training in the Off-Season

By Rob Van Valkenburgh | Thu, Jan 5

This is the third installment in a three-part series covering High School Football Off-Season training. 

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Keep The Passion, No Matter What: Your Success Depends On It

By Dr. Chris Holder | Wed, Jan 4

This is the second installment of this series and believe it or not, I had a tough time syphoning this idea down into a solid point. I had to sit down with my wife, who is also a coach, and brainstorm the fluff away until I came to a cohesive, pointed thought: Passion.

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Take The Stress Out Of The Test With Our New Testing, Standards, and Goal Setting Features

By Colby Knepp | Wed, Dec 28


As a coach, you get jacked for testing day.
It’s a big day in your gym, with athletes beating previous personal records and setting the bar even higher for next time. With that in mind, we’re proud to announce our latest update to the CoachHeroic platform that will make major improvements to your work flow on testing day.

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Raise The Standard: 3 Impactful Ways To Turn Pro and Become a Kick Ass Coach

By Stuart Brauer | Tue, Dec 20

One of the frequent topics of discussion I have with affiliate owners is how to develop a staff of professional coaches; full or part-time employees who embody the full essence of a strength & conditioning professional, have entrepreneurial tendencies (though not wanting to be full-time entrepreneurs) and have the ability to communicate on deep levels with those who are seeking a lasting lifestyle change.

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Here Are The 4 Key Relationships That Every Strength Coach Should Invest In (And How To Navigate Them)

By Dr. Chris Holder | Mon, Dec 19

Editors note: This is the first post in a multi-part series on "things you didn't learn in school" in which we'll explore the most impactful in-the-trenches lessons that a 20+ year S&C veteran has learned. Today's topic: relationships.

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4 Early Off-Season Football Training Goals Your Team Should Focus On

By Rob Van Valkenburgh | Thu, Dec 15

Editors Note: This is the first installment in a multi-part series on off-season strength training for football at the high school level. In the next few posts we'll explore how you should organize your training from Late November through Early August.

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