Lay the groundwork for a high school program with one of the most respected high school strength coaches in the country. In this week’s Friday Five, Scott Meier, a strength coach with experience in both physical education and sports performance, reviews what it takes to run a thriving high school strength and conditioning program from the inside out.
Author: Chris Bishop
Chris Bishop is a Senior Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning at Middlesex University, London, U.K., where he is the Program Leader for the MSc in Strength and Conditioning. He is also the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the newly formed NFL Academy in London, which aims to develop the next generation of American football players outside of the U.S. Bishop also serves as the current Chair of the Board of Directors for the UK Strength and Conditioning Association.
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