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conditioning

March 5, 2015

Soccer: Energetic conditioning drills

Conditioning is one of the most important aspects of soccer preparation, but with so many different strategies available to coaches it can be difficult to identify those that are most effective. Here are a few of my best conditioning drills. We us...


December 30, 2014

The ‘Spartan Rotation’ conditioning workout

Coaches are always searching for conditioning drills that fit the specific needs of their sport while concurrently adding enough variety to keep things interesting and challenging. This is especially true when dealing with “anaerobic” or “power...


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 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...


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 ...


August 25, 2013

Agility drills for any sport

Baseball is the focus, but these drills fit into what a coach of almost any sport wants to accomplish with players By John Weber & Chris Stocker, Purdue University North Central, Westville, Indiana Baseball is an explosive sport. When we trai...


May 2, 2013

Recovery tips after a tough workout or game

A frequently asked question I receive revolves around the crucial topic of post-exercise (or game) recovery. The following are four of our most important suggestions. 1. Cool down gradually.  This simply refers to slowing down gradually after a...


Video

Deer Creek Renovation: Inside Look At Training/Conditioning (Raw Footage)

This raw footage was taken by Coach And Athletic Director’s Editor-In-Chief, Michael Austin, during his recent visit to Deer Creek High School (Edmond, Okla.). The school recently underwent a renovation of their athletic facilities. Here, student-a...