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Dominate Your In-Season Training With This Sample Template for High School Football Teams

By Ryan Williams | Tue, Oct 25

Football season is officially upon us and if you're a football coach there’s really only one night that matters to you: Friday.

Here's how to maximize your training leading up to Kick Off.

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7 Common Off-Season Rugby Training Mistakes

By Jamie Bain | Mon, Oct 24

The off season is a crucial training period in a rugby player’s calendar: do it correctly and you'll be fitter, faster and more powerful than the competition. Do it incorrectly and you could find yourself in a world of hurt come the first few weeks of the season.

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A Coaches Framework For Long-Term Athletic Development - Part 2: Developing Movement, Energy Systems, and Strength

By Alex Rosencutter | Tue, Oct 4

A three part series dedicated to the discussion of long-term athletic development for athletes and coaches.  Athletes and new lifters are often being pushed too hard, too fast.  What actually goes into training, coaching, and developing an athlete or lifter from young/novice trainee to a superstar? Part two covers the importance of developing movement, energy systems, and strength for long-term athletic development.

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The 4 Pillars of High School Basketball Strength and Conditioning

By Chris Tutela | Fri, Sep 30

You see a lot of basketball training “experts” out there with their athletes doing all types of fancy stuff. A lot of hopping around, balancing on one leg, juggling poodles in the middle of a busy intersection… you get the picture.

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3 Common In-Season Football Training Mistakes

By Lawrence Herrera | Mon, Sep 19

School is back in session and we are back on the field for football season!  Our athletes are back in our weight rooms and as coaches we believe our athletes could be in better shape and should have worked out more during the summer.  So what do we do? We make them work out hard and try to catch up for what they missed out during summer training.

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How Important Is The Aerobic System for Football Players?

By John Welbourn | Fri, Sep 16

Every muscle contraction in the body is the result of a molecule called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). When the ATP is combined with water it splits apart and produces energy.  ATP is broken down during a muscle contraction into adenosine diphosphate (ADP). However, ATP must be replenished for work to continue so another chemical reaction adds phosphate back to ADP to make ATP.

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5 Movements to Build Powerful Glutes and Hamstrings for Athletic Performance

By Joel Smith | Mon, Sep 5

We all know things like deadlifts and Olympic lifts are great general posterior chain builders, so I’m going to leave those movements for now in favor of some more over-arching philosophy. 

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How To Develop Speed, Agility, and Quickness for Football

By Chris Tutela | Thu, Jul 14

We all see the Instagram videos, the Snapchat’s, and the commercials of athletes with incredible footwork doing ladder drills, weaving in and out with amazingly quick feet.

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Karsten Jensen: Flexible Periodization for Athletic Performance [Podcast]

Have you ever wanted to learn the principles behind effective periodization?

Imagine if you could, with a few simple keystrokes on your laptop, create the ultimate program for your athletes regardless of their goals or current ability level.

The truth is, that with all the resources available to you today, periodization can be an overwhelming subject to learn.

How many sets and reps for hypertrophy? What about pure strength? How do I work in speed development? When does agility come into play? How do things change if my athletes are in-season?

You do not need to read the Russian literature on periodization in order to understand and reap the benefits of proper program design.

In fact, once you understand a couple key principles, you'll be on the fast track to writing world class training programs, and that's exactly what we're talking about today.

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Accelerate to Dominate: 5 Drills That Improve Acceleration

By Joel Smith | Fri, Apr 29

If there is any one skill that defines an athlete’s ability in team sport, it is the ability to accelerate.  

Like most things in Strength and Conditioning, acceleration is extremely trainable.  It's entirely possible for an athlete to hack tenths of a second off of their 40 like butter with a good training program, and this shows up big-time on the field.

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