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survey
February 18, 2021

NCAA Survey: Mental Health, More Impacted by Pandemic

As a follow-up to the NCAA Student-Athlete COVID-19 Well-Being Survey conducted in spring 2020, a similar survey conducted in the fall showed student-athletes continue to face heightened mental health concerns and barriers to sport particip...


coaching
January 20, 2021

Iron Sharpens Iron: Forged in the Crucible of Coaching

For the past 45 years, I’ve had the honor of being called “coach.” It represents more than a title or job description, it was a way of life that was rewarding in so many ways — and endearing on a daily basis. The most influential people in...


strength
December 17, 2020

From NFHS: Benefits of High School Strength Coach

A recent post from Tracy Baldwin, S.C.C.C., M.S.C.C. on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) website highlighted the benefits of having a high school strength and conditioning coach. Baldwin, the head strength and condi...


teams
November 24, 2020

How Strength Coaches Lift Teams to Championship Goals

“Teams are only as strong as its weakest link.” It is one of the most overused cliches in sports despite its accuracy. But what about a team’s strongest link – meaning, their fittest? As the strength and conditioning field has evolved thro...


people
November 20, 2020

40 Under 40 Perspective: People Over Performance

I have been fortunate enough to be in the field of athletics for the past seven years. It has created an avenue for me to pursue a full-time career, perform meaningful work, and help impact student-athletes and people regularly. I can honestly say th...


athletes
November 19, 2020

Iron Sharpens Iron: Calloused Hands, Bloody Knuckles & a Fire in your Heart

As with most of you, I’ve derived a lot of the motivation for my life from family members. In my family, the main source of inspiration was my grandfather, Gabriel. Stern, stubborn, and strong as an ox in many ways, he was a card-carrying advocate ...


November 1, 2020

Freemotion launches the 22 SERIES powered by iFit®, the ultimate cardio experience for athletes and gym-goers

{Sponsored} Freemotion Fitness has launched its new iFit®-powered 22 SERIES – a revolutionary cardio range providing the first truly interactive, connected fitness experience for athletic fitness centers and commercial facilities. The 22 SERIE...


athletes
October 14, 2020

Iron Sharpens Iron: Love, Trust, & Respect

Love, Trust, and Respect — This segment is being written on June 21st, Father’s Day. A day rightfully reserved for honor and gratitude to dad, and those who fill the void when needed — mentors, teachers, other family members, and anyone who cho...


relationship
September 28, 2020

ADs and ATCs: 4 Ways The Relationship Helps Bolster the Health of Student-Athletes

The role of certified athletic trainers (ATC) in high schools has steadily evolved. An awareness of legal liabilities for schools, the inherent risks of sport-participation, and a growing body of knowledge on student-athlete safety has created a thre...


athletes
August 20, 2020

Iron Sharpens Iron: Earned, Never Given

Earned. Never Given. — It was a cold, blustery Thanksgiving eve back in the late ‘80’s. At the time, I was the head strength and conditioning coach for the University of Toledo. I was driving on I-80 East, the Ohio Turnpike, with my family from...