Meet the Parents: Why It is Important to Build Relationships with the Athlete's Family

I have only been the head coach of freshman football for 2 seasons, but I have learned that the key to a successful high school sports season is communication.

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Strength Training Baseball Players 101 - (Part 2 of 3)

In Part I of this three-part series we discussed some of the most fundamental concepts behind “baseball-specific” strength training. In all reality, we talked through some of the do’s and don’t’s [...]

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Why You Need to Hire an Intern (And How to Do It)

Interns make the world go ‘round in the strength and conditioning field. Chances are if you’re a strength and conditioning coach, you’ve interned at least once if not half a dozen times. [...]

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Running a High School Female Strength and Speed Program

At Piedmont High, we have put a special focus on increasing our numbers of female athletes participating in our year-round sports performance program.

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Coaching Olympic Lifting for High Schoolers

Youth athletics has become increasingly popular in the US over the past two decades which means kids are also beginning to compete year-round in one sport through various clubs and non-school [...]

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The More the Merrier! – How to Train Large Groups

Cue "Pharrell Williams – Happy"

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Make the "Big Time" Where You Are

Inspired by the book of the same name, Ron McKeefery's CEO Strength Coach discusses the meaning and importance of "Making the 'Big Time' Where You Are." When on vacation I re-read his book and [...]

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Working With What You've Got: Remodeling or Building Your Dream Weight Room (Part 2 of 5)

October 03, 2017, Lee Weber in Weight Room Leave a comment

In part 1 of this series, we discussed the basics of creating a strategic plan to develop your dream weight room that best suits your population and your plan to train your athletes and students. [...]

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Getting Back in the Game: Helping Athletes Mentally Prepare After an Injury

September 28, 2017, Justin Ochoa in Injury Leave a comment

As a coach, trainer, parent, spectator, friend, etc. there may not be a more gut-wrenching feeling than seeing someone you truly care for in pain. Whether it’s your 2-year-old son home sick with a [...]

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A Strength Coach's Lie: Tracking Yourself to Death

“You can’t improve what you don’t measure.”

It’s a classic quote – and let me premise the article by saying that there is a lot of truth in that statement. However, it is not absolute truth.

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