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coaching

February 3, 2010

Chemical Conundrum: Beyond The Mitchell Report

The timeline leading to the release of Senator George Mitchell’s document on the use of performance-enhancing drugs (PED’s) in MLB on December 13, 2007 had a cryptic and inauspicious beginning way back on June 7, 1991.On that day, then-co...


February 3, 2010

Career path for the strength and conditioning professional

The strength and conditioning profession has certainly burgeoned over the past 30 years, in both supply and demand. Running parallel with this progress has been the heightened interest by many young people in career opportunities in the field. In ...


February 3, 2010

Fueling the body for competition

Athletes are taught that being a part of a winning team requires discipline and attention to detail in the classroom, on and off the field, and in the food choices they put on their plate. In today’s frenetic fa(s)t-food world, the latter ca...


February 3, 2010

Emphasizing strength training in women’s sports

Not too long ago, it seemed as if female strength training was on trial and had to be defended before and after every workout. Currently, we would all like to believe that it's a well-known and widely accepted fact that tough, aggressive, progress...


January 29, 2010

Rescuing The Defensive Back

4 tips & 6 drills for better secondary playRecent styles of offenses have forced defensive schemes to change. New defenses, like the 3-3-5, 3-5-3 or modified 40 fronts have emerged in response to the shift in today’s offensive philosophy to...


January 29, 2010

Football: Punt returns by the ‘100s’

One of our major convictions as a football team is that our punt-block team can make a difference. We call that team the "100s." It applies pressure on every snap with a 10-man front, but we do not try to block every punt. We just want the threat to ...


January 29, 2010

Ascending Rocky Top: Lane Kiffin talks Tennessee football

The first-year Tennessee coach has taken the SEC by storm — before coaching a single game The No. 1 recruit in the nation has signed. The 2009 recruiting class is ranked No. 10 in the country according to Rivals.com. The coaching staff is regarded...


January 29, 2010

Football: Principles, progressions of the linebacker position

We teach our linebackers how to play our style of football with a progression that we use at practice, spring drills and early-preseason practice. Stance [caption id="attachment_24713" align="alignright" width="250"] Photo: Mike Morbeck[/caption] ...