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training

June 16, 2020

Six Ways Coaches Can Promote Long-Term Athletic Development

Research shows that kids begin sports earlier and specialize in sports sooner than they did in the past. The trend toward earlier specialization may improve sports skills in the short-term, but it is not leading to better long-term athletic developme...


January 18, 2019

Classroom-based training for your team

{Sponsored} The offseason is the ideal time to do some classroom-based teaching and discussion-leading with your team to be sure you’re on the same page about everything from injuries and concussions to expectations and more. Besides just restin...


December 14, 2017

Powerline: Getting strong on limited time

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="134"] Ken Mannie[/caption] The most prevalent stressor that high school coaches relay to me regarding the organization and implementation of a year-round strength-training program is time constraints. High s...


December 11, 2017

Using the Functional Movement Screen to assess athletic ability

Over the last few years, the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) has become a popular clinical tool in the athletic industry. Physical therapist Gray Cook and athletic trainer Lee Burton designed it to capture fundamental movement and identify movement ...


August 22, 2017

Asthma response training now required for all Minn. coaches

The Minnesota State High School League has joined the Minnesota Department of Health’s asthma program to launch an online training program that teaches coaches about asthma symptoms and how to respond if a student-athlete has an asthma attack. T...


May 10, 2017

Considerations for in-season strength training

The offseason is a key period for athletic development in the weight room, but don’t make the mistake of pausing your strength program when the season kicks off. Protocols must be adjusted to accommodate the grueling season, but in-season streng...


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...