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June 27, 2012

Seven things necessary to take athletes to the next level

Standing on the sideline at a recent game, I took time to think back about the outstanding athletes I've had the chance to work with and their development as athletes. That weekend, I worked a speed camp for high school athletes. During the Q&...


June 27, 2012

Marshall University Strength and Conditioning

If your players want to see a brief glimpse into what kind of dedication it takes to be a Division I athlete, have them check out this video, which features snippets from Marshall University’s football team.Head Strength Coach Joseph Miday, Ass...


May 22, 2012

The five game-changers in strength and conditioning

All educators in this profession need to know how these principles affect coaching Goals and accomplishments vary when strength and conditioning coaches moves from working with football players in one season to a less-impact sport in the...


May 17, 2012

Shoulder development in strength training

The muscles that make up the shoulder region require special attention in a strength training program. After all, many sports depend upon extensive use of the hands and arms in throwing, catching, swinging and combative or collision skills (e.g., foo...


May 3, 2012

Strength Training Videos

Rick Huegli, strength coach at Lakeside High School (Seattle, Wash.), offers strength training advice. Committed Athlete ProgramStarting a committed athlete program is a way to recognize high school athlete’s accomplishments in the weight room....


March 22, 2012

Powerline: Strength training for the multisport athlete

As far as strength training has come in gaining acceptance and being embraced by the athletic community as a vital component to success, some archaic and unfounded notions still prevail. A common dilemma at the high school level is the splintering...


February 22, 2012

Powerline: Utilizing a multi-joint combo routine

It's no secret that one of best ways to increase overall strength and add some good, solid, power-producing muscle weight is to focus on resistance movements that engage the body's larger muscle groups. But, to do this effectively, the incorporati...


October 20, 2011

Powerline: Helping train women, injured athletes

Just as with all other aspects of athletics, a comprehensive strength-training program has numerous special-needs situations that require more than just a passing glance. This Powerline installment takes a closer look at issues that envelop two of...


October 21, 2010

Powerline: Serious strength requires serious training

Strength and power are two inextricably linked indices that are pursued incessantly by coaches and athletes on a year-round basis. These two physiological siblings are necessities in athletic development, skill improvement, body composition enhanceme...


October 7, 2010

Powerline: Don’t neglect the neck in strength training

“Do your players truly invest adequate time and effort in strengthening their necks?” It is my hope that everyone answered with a resounding, affirmative yes. In football, as well as every other sport where violent collisions are part of the ...