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September 26, 2012

Differentiating between junk and useful research

Be prepared to answer your athletes' questions about the latest nutrition fads Miracle supplement or snake oil? A revolutionary new eating plan or a fad diet? Thanks to the internet, finding accurate sports nutrition information should be easi...


September 22, 2012

Powerline: Increase volume with multiple-set applications

In past Powerline installments, I have discussed the issues, benefits and possible pitfalls of varying set prescriptions per exercise and total volume in a given strength training routine. Many of the inquiries I receive from Coach & Athletic Dir...


September 22, 2012

Worth The Weight

Indiana University spent years training student-athletes in outdated facilities, but now its strength and conditioning center is among the nation's best. Recruits touring Indiana University's campus prior to 2009 may have a hazy recollection of the ...


September 19, 2012

Nutritional Value: Explaining the Female Athlete Triad

In 1997, The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) issued its original position on the Female Athlete Triad. The triad, a trio of troublesome health concerns occurring in females that exercise, had been noted for more than 30 years. [caption ...


September 18, 2012

Strengthening the neck protects your athletes

New research offers evidence-based protocol, which may be a step in reducing concussions By Ralph Cornwell, Ph.D. and Mark Asanovich, MS, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Va. As strength and conditioning professionals, you are charged with...


September 17, 2012

Deer Creek Renovation: Managing The Needs Of Multiple Sports During Renovation

Deer Creek High School (Edmond, Okla.) athletic director Bob Diefenderfer and head football coach Grant Gower agree that when it comes to renovating, keeping all of your teams in mind (not just the largest teams) is vital, and give us a look at how t...


September 17, 2012

Deer Creek Renovation: The Benefits Of Turf

Deer Creek High School (Edmond, Okla.) athletic director Bob Diefenderfer and head football coach Grant Gower discuss the benefits of installing a turf field and why they decided on turf during their field renovation....


September 17, 2012

Deer Creek Renovation: A.D. Advice For Renovating

Bob Diefenderfer, athletic director at Deer Creek High School (Edmond, Okla.), stresses communication, planning and patience when it comes to renovating your facilities....


September 14, 2012

Deer Creek Renovation: The “DC” Logo As Continuity Between Sports

Grant Gower, head football coach at Deer Creek High School (Edmond, Okla.), discusses the importance of keeping the "DC" logo consistent throughout the facilities. The continuity is a symbol of unification for all student-athletes, no matter what spo...


September 14, 2012

Deer Creek Renovation: Eight Seniors Get First Look At Facilities (Raw Footage)

Eight Deer Creek High School (Edmond, Okla.) seniors from the football team get the first look at some of the new facilities and upgrades in this raw footage shot by Coach And Athletic Director’s Editor-In-Chief Michael Austin....