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February 20, 2017

Strength evaluation and assessment for the new year

The first steps into 2017 have been taken, and with them come time for assessment, reaffirmation and renewed commitment to achieving goals. The day-to-day operation of a strength and conditioning program presents challenges and the need for troubl...


February 16, 2017

VIDEO: Challenges facing young strength/conditioning coaches

Michigan State University strength/conditioning coach and Coach & Athletic Director columnist Ken Mannie spoke at the university's 10th annual Strength and Conditioning Clinic last weekend. During the event, he gave a presentation that focused on...


February 8, 2017

6 common errors made by strength/conditioning coaches

Former Muskego High School (Wisconsin) strength and conditioning coach Mike Nitka spent nearly four decades piecing together the perfect physical education class, maximizing effort from his students while making the most of his abbreviated class peri...


January 20, 2017

Female strength training: Dissecting misconceptions & evaluating strategies

In my early years as a sports coach, and the subsequent years entering the strength and conditioning field, the mainstream culture viewed strength training as a male endeavor. At the time, the social stigma and paucity of disseminated information fed...


January 18, 2017

Oregon strength coach suspended after football players hospitalized

The University of Oregon suspended one of its strength and conditioning coaches Tuesday, days after three football players were hospitalized following offseason conditioning programs. Irele Oderinde was suspended one month without pay and, accordi...


November 28, 2016

Powerline: Developing size and strength in young athletes

One of the most prominent dilemmas faced by youth and high school coaches is finding safe, proven and productive ways to accelerate the strength levels and physical development of their athletes. The term “hard gainer” is used prolifically by str...


November 18, 2016

NSCA announces 2017 Coach of the Year awards

From the NSCA The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) today announced the recipients of its 2017 Coach of the Year awards. Accepting the Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year is the Miami Heat’s Bill Foran, ...


October 3, 2016

10 innovative products that are leaving their mark

Innovative products change the way athletic administrators and coaches operate their programs. The trick is figuring out which new inventions best fit high schools and colleges. In Coach and Athletic Director’s second annual Innovations Issue, w...


September 15, 2016

Powerline: The art of strength coaching

There is a powerful, profound line in the United States Marine Corps Manifesto entitled, Earned — Never Given: “You will not be measured by how much you have, but by how much of yourself you’re willing to give.” It’s a mindset that has monu...


August 8, 2016

Using caution in the summer heat

Coaches of outdoor fall sports are currently in the process of training their athletes in the heat of summer. Soon, especially in football, athletes will be engaged in full-gear, full-speed practices. For the most part, these coaches have been edu...