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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...


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...


January 13, 2016

Ken Mannie named FootballScoop Strength Coach of the Year

Michigan State University strength coach Ken Mannie — who is also a regular Coach and Athletic Director columnist — has been named FootballScoop's Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year. [caption id="attachment_15064" align="alignright"...


August 23, 2014

Ken Mannie’s mailbag: Answering questions from coaches

It’s time once again to reach into the mailbag and scan my email for some of the most frequently asked questions I’ve received from coaches. There were a lot of great questions that require some lengthy discussion, and I’ve picked a few that...


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...