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August 11, 2014

Football: Why every player should be put on hill sprints

Football coaches who are looking for ways to get an edge on the competition or are curious about the kind of training that can make their players faster and stronger are invited to investigate the possibilities of hill sprints, and running the bleach...


August 6, 2014

Improving athlete speed and reaction times

Speed improvement is a high priority with coaches and athletes at all levels, and their search for the “best” program to achieve it is relentless. A quick search for fail-safe speed programs reveals that there certainly are no shortages of them ...


August 4, 2014

Create a conditioning culture during the offseason

Most spring/fall sport coaches are well into their offseason strength and conditioning regimens, and it’s an opportune time to step back momentarily and assess the initial goals set forth by coaches and athletes. Doing this either reaffirms the app...


July 8, 2014

Nutritional Value: Five hydration mistakes and how to correct them

Life is full of daily challenges. Staying hydrated shouldn’t be one of them. If you struggle to make sense of the seemingly ever-changing advice on what, when and how much athletes should drink, especially while on the move, join the club. Even ...


July 8, 2014

Powerline: Enhancing summer conditioning components

In previous Powerline installments on conditioning, we have discussed the bioenergetics of the anaerobic energy system and how it governs explosive, high intensity activities. As a quick review, this system — which provides energy for approxima...


May 28, 2014

Nutritional Value: Fueling athletes before practices, workouts

It’'s common that many athletes show up for practice less than adequately fueled. Subpar workouts and missed training days can often be traced back to poor eating habits. Assist the athletes you guide by emphasizing the pre-workout meal as a key ...


February 19, 2014

CSCCa National Conference set for May

The 2014 Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa) national conference will be held May 8-9 in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Salt Palace Convention Center.Last year saw the highest attendance ever at a CSCCa national conference ...


January 22, 2014

Maintaining a productive in-season strength program

Some coaches are notorious for running very involved, highly-structured offseason strength training programs and nearly abandoning the entire process during the season. This is unfortunate, as the in-season period is just as important — if not more ...


November 26, 2013

Powerline: Keeping athletes strong all season

September is the time for the sights, sounds, colors and excitement that football ushers in — in addition to being the starting point for a host of other fall sports. The long, hot summer months of conditioning drills, strength training and skill e...


November 1, 2013

Strength & conditioning: A multi-faceted profession

So you want to train athletes for a living? Here's what you need to know. Whether the title is in the vein of “director of sports performance” or simply “strength and conditioning,” the duties and responsibilities of the position are bro...