1. Show up. Do your best. “Do your best, where you are, with what you have, right now.” T. Roosevelt “The big time is wherever you are.” E. Johnson 2. Create the Special. There must be Pride in the Unit. “Nothing is special, if you don’t make it special.” M. Gentry Create the Environment.
Most of us in the high school and collegiate athletic ranks share the need for more revenue to fund our athletic programs. With the multiplicity of needs in an athletic department, the strength and conditioning program’s needs are often not seen as the highest priority. Understandably, urgency often creates the priority in a cash-starved enterprise.
Pullups and Dips Two great exercises that may have lost some of their “sexy” but are still super productive and effective are pullup variations and dip variations. Both exercises require minimal equipment and can be started by beginners with assistance from an exercise band or manual assistance from a training partner if needed. Both exercises
Creating the Environment 1. Accept responsibility for the success of your program. 2. Be present. You can’t coach from the office. You must be physically present at each workout. 3. Go over the rules and expectations of the program and facility before any training begins. Include a written copy. Be consistent in your enforcement of
In-season training is necessary if your team wants to finish the season strong. The focus of the season obviously has to be on actual game competitions and sports practice. While your younger players who are not contributing as much on the game field will be more apt to approach their strength training opportunities with enthusiasm,
This article is a follow up to last week’s topic of in season training. This week, I’m offering some suggestions of exercises that can be included during your in season workouts. Your choices should be familiar to your athletes. One thing that can separate the effectiveness of in season training programs is the level of
As we start the 2017 Season, I’d like to share some In-Season training ideas. The most important thing about your in-season training program is having one. If you have a dedicated strength and conditioning curriculum which allows athletes to train during the school day under the direction of a qualified strength and conditioning coach, this
The time limitations that are in place make it even more critical for the strength and conditioning coaches to get the most out of each session. Although the primary job for strength coaches across America is to make their athletes bigger, faster, and stronger; I would argue that the greatest purpose for any strength coach
This blog is based on my opinion. I base the opinion on research and experience, recognizing that you may have different research and different experiences. We have so many options available to us as strength and conditioning coaches in 2017; we must analyze and prioritize our training methods based on the age and experience of
Continuing the theme of last week’s blog of “Bands, Towels and Cinder Blocks,” I thought I’d suggest an economical approach to weight room flooring. Over the years, weight room flooring has evolved away from carpet or concrete floors, with wooden Olympic lifting platform areas, toward a total rubberized flooring surface. Image: Tractor Supply, 4′ x