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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...

January 9, 2019

NSCA announces 2019 Coach of the Year awards

From the NSCA [caption id="attachment_27352" align="alignright" width="150"] Robert Jones[/caption] Strength and conditioning coaches from across the nation will converge at the NSCA’s Coaches Conference this week in Indianapolis. One of the ...

January 9, 2019

Ray Ganong named recipient of NSCA President’s Award

From the NSCA The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is proud to announce a special award at the 2019 Coaches Conference being held this week in Indianapolis. [caption id="attachment_27350" align="alignleft" width="149"] Ray ...

November 8, 2018

Using a Daytime Strength & Conditioning Class to Build Powerful, Engaged Leaders

{Sponsored} Strength and conditioning coach Brian Clarke of Noblesville (IN) High School believes that a daytime strength and conditioning class will benefit not only a student-athlete’s athletic ability, but it also helps round out a student and b...

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October 30, 2018

Taking charge of your strength program design

Seven concepts of effective training protocols With athletic budgets getting smaller and smaller, it is up to coaches to find ways to enhance their programs while staying within those financial constraints. When it comes to conditioning, I’...

October 10, 2018

Preventing football injuries requires multifaceted approach

Football seems to have a reputation for causing a high incidence of injury. Due to the nature of the sport, it’s easy to understand why. But with a strict, thoughtful approach, teams can go a long way toward preventing football injuries. Footbal...

September 26, 2018

Powerline: Fundamentals for a successful strength program

We often tend to get overwhelmed with the wealth of information being hurled at us at warp speed. Certainly, the day-to-day operation of a strength training program presents an abundance of challenges and an occasional brush fire. Think about it: ...

August 7, 2018

Mental keys to athletic improvement and achievement

Doubt in an individual’s mind is the cancer that kills dreams and prevents individuals from pursuing and achieving their ambitious goals.  Dream big. Starting quarterback. All-state. College scholarship. Academic All-American. Professiona...

July 25, 2018

How heat acclimatization guidelines have made a difference

In 2009, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) spearheaded a task force that developed the Preseason Heat-Acclimatization Guidelines for Secondary School Athletics. David Csillan, a NATA member who...