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strength and conditioning

April 2, 2019

Leveling the playing field

How athletic administrators and coaches can encourage females to embrace strength training Athletic opportunities for female student-athletes have exponentially increased since the passage of Title IX. In the face of these opportunities is still...


neck lateral flexion
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 15, 2019

Focus on special teams: new conditioning moves to add to their workouts

{Sponsored} A coach must teach players to not only enjoy and excel at a sport, but also how to avoid injury while playing. Football players in particular are prone to a variety of injury types. During the offseason is an excellent time to work with y...


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 ...


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...


strength program design
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’...


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...