Ah it’s finally here! The college guys are home, all of the high school guys are finishing up school, and our summer strength and conditioning program is underway!Read More >
Developing strong, powerful, fast, and athletic female athletes can open many doors when it comes to recruiting and collegiate athletics.
Here are some of the things I have learned from coaching hundreds of female athletes on a weekly basis. I have made many mistakes, but the following tips can help you create a culture that allows female athletes to thrive.Read More >
Slow. Small. Weak. Three words you never want to utter when talking about your team.
If speed is king, then strength is queen and size is the spoiled prince. This trifecta is like the royal flush of on-field performance.Read More >
If you are spending all your time training straight line speed, you aren’t trying to get fast...
...unless of course, you are a track athlete. Then, by all means, continue.
But, if you are in every other sport where running speed is a major component of your competition, you need to reconsider your approach.Read More >
Summer conditioning for football and other fall sports (especially down south where the weather forecast is usually the same day in and day out—hazy, humid, and 90+ degrees) can be a strength and conditioning coach’s worst nightmare.Read More >
There's a huge need for educated strength and conditioning professionals more now than ever. In the last decade we’ve seen more young athletes dedicate themselves to one sport year round, and with year round competition comes increased injury risk.Read More >
6 years ago I was a teacher and a coach on the Southside of Chicago at one of the worst schools in Illinois.
We were in the last 1% in nearly every statistical category. Our facilities were haggard, the neighborhood was riddled with gang violence, and “hope” was more a fleeting abstraction than tangible reality.
The experience changed my life. In those roles and environments, I learned an abundance about human behavior, social structures, and skill acquisition.Read More >
Summer break is fast approaching, and that means your teams will be leaving campus with the potential to undo all the great training they've completed this spring. Keeping your team engaged during this summer training period can be the differentiating factor between hitting the ground running in the fall, or spending weeks getting them back up to speed.
We connected with three of our contributing experts to learn how they keep their team engaged during the summer months.Read More >
When I began training athletes from my parents' garage, their backyard, and the local playgrounds, describing the “methods” I implemented as “raw” would be an understatement. It was free weights, stones, bodyweight, hill sprints, jumps, tree logs…Read More >