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January 18, 2017

Oregon strength coach suspended after football players hospitalized

The University of Oregon suspended one of its strength and conditioning coaches Tuesday, days after three football players were hospitalized following offseason conditioning programs. Irele Oderinde was suspended one month without pay and, accordi...


November 28, 2016

Developing size and strength in young athletes

One of the most prominent dilemmas faced by youth and high school coaches is finding safe, proven and productive ways to accelerate the strength levels and physical development of their athletes. The term “hard gainer” is used prolifically by str...


November 18, 2016

NSCA announces 2017 Coach of the Year awards

From the NSCA The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) today announced the recipients of its 2017 Coach of the Year awards. Accepting the Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year is the Miami Heat’s Bill Foran, ...


November 14, 2016

Kennedy HS (Iowa) finds athletic success through relationships, culture

The culture that has come to define Kennedy High School’s athletic program is best illustrated by former principal Dr. Mary Wilcynski and her profound memory. The way coaches remember it, prior to each school year Wilcynski would study the enrol...


October 10, 2016

Dangers of early sport specialization

Compared to previous generations, children today are becoming more exposed to year-round, recurring-season participation in a single sport. Parents hope that their children can become sports superstars, and the pressure to play a single sport at youn...


October 3, 2016

10 innovative products that are leaving their mark

Product innovations constantly change the way athletic administrators and coaches operate their programs. The trick is figuring out which new inventions best fit high schools and colleges. In Coach and Athletic Director’s second annual Innovatio...


September 15, 2016

The art of strength coaching

There is a powerful, profound line in the United States Marine Corps Manifesto entitled, Earned — Never Given: “You will not be measured by how much you have, but by how much of yourself you’re willing to give.” It’s a mindset that has monu...


August 8, 2016

Using caution in the summer heat

Coaches of outdoor fall sports are currently in the process of training their athletes in the heat of summer. Soon, especially in football, athletes will be engaged in full-gear, full-speed practices. For the most part, these coaches have been edu...


July 28, 2016

Building a high school strength and conditioning program

When we talk about the “state of the industry” of high school athletics, it is virtually impossible to do so without mentioning the strength and conditioning department within the overall athletic umbrella. Much like the structure of a building i...


April 14, 2016

Confronting challenges of today’s strength coaches

On just about a daily basis, I receive inquiries regarding the requirements, process, and suggestions for becoming a strength and conditioning coach. These contacts stem from both current sports coaches at the high school or collegiate levels, as wel...