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November 1, 2019

The NeckX® Story: How a tool designed for fighter pilots is also benefiting athletes

{Sponsored} Much like how a soccer ball exerts an extreme amount of force on the neck when student-athletes head the ball, fighter pilots endure extreme forces on their necks throughout the duration of their time in the sky. As much as 90% of figh...


August 28, 2019

Building the best strength program with the right coach

Strength and conditioning is a greater focus in high schools today, as more coaches have learned its value to athletics. Darnell Clark, director of strength and conditioning at Charlotte Country Day School in North Carolina, has been at his job fo...


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July 1, 2019

Powerline: Conducting a year-end evaluation

[caption id="attachment_27968" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Photo: Ken Mannie[/caption] As the regular school year unwinds, and with summer training procedures on the horizon, it’s an opportune time to evaluate your strength and conditioning p...


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June 29, 2019

2019 Coaches Report: Greater commitment to athletic trainers

Last year, Coach & Athletic Director began surveying high school coaches to gather feedback on some of the major issues in the profession. The results help us better understand the challenges faced by coaches, and they guide us in providing relev...


June 25, 2019

2019 Coaches Report: Fan behavior blamed for referee shortage

Referee shortages, combative parents and athlete safety are just a few of the hot topics highlighted in our second annual Coaches Report. Last year, Coach & Athletic Director began surveying high school coaches to gather feedback on some of th...


June 11, 2019

Strength & conditioning goals for high school student-athletes

{Sponsored} When students learn the discipline of showing up and working hard during voluntary strength and conditioning sessions, they bring that discipline to all other facets of life. By holding the student-athletes accountable for attendance — ...


May 9, 2019

NSCA announces 2019 career awards

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) has announced the winners of the organization’s 2019 career awards. The awards are given each year to individuals who have made significant contributions to the strength and conditioning com...


April 2, 2019

Leveling the playing field

How athletic administrators and coaches can encourage females to embrace strength training Athletic opportunities for female student-athletes have exponentially increased since the passage of Title IX. In the face of these opportunities is still...


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March 22, 2019

Powerline: Why all athletes must strengthen the neck

I learned about the importance of training the head and neck musculature early in my career. As a high school coach in the mid-1970s, our staff attended several spring football clinics at Penn State University. Dan Riley, who was the head strength an...


February 19, 2019

Motivating Moments: Ken Mannie offers tips to aspiring strength coaches

Michigan State University strength coach Ken Mannie offered some words of wisdom to aspiring strength coaches at his recent clinic, including the value of developing trust and why it's critical to establish "separation qualities." Mannie is a colu...