Coach Mark Hoover explores the viability of a sport coach as a replacement strength coach, whether by choice or out of necessity. Just as sports medicine practitioners had to navigate this path, strength and sport coaches must get on the same page or risk an adversarial and untrusting relationship as professionals.
Coach Mark Hoover is frustrated by some activities and practices S&C professionals engage in that he believes ultimately undermine the profession as a whole. What are they and how can we change them so that the entire coaching community benefits? Read on.
As coaches, sometimes we’re in a hurry to have our athletes lifting heavy and doing advanced movements. I urge you to avoid this path and instead “slow cook” your athletes. The better prepared they are from a young training age, the more strength and power they’ll be able to put out when they reach the upper levels of your program.
If strength and conditioning coaches want to be able to guide a successful program, we need to get our sport coaches on board. Coach Mark Hoover discusses several common personalities of team coaches, and the best approach to working with them for the benefit of all.
Coach Mark Hoover got his start coaching male football players and running the strength program. So why would he want to train only female athletes? Read on to find out.
Using velocity-based training tools has been a game-changer for Coach Mark Hoover and his high school athletes. From actionable data to better technique to renewed confidence, VBT has enabled his team to improve in a multitude of ways.
When moving to a high school lacking a high-performance training culture, Coach Mark Hoover created a rubric to define a clear set of principles and a fair way to reflect the accountability of the athletes. The result is an accountability tool that helps increase athlete performance on a daily basis.
Interested in the typical student-athlete environment of a high school strength and conditioning setting? This week’s Friday Five with Mark Hoover, the strength and conditioning coach for York Comprehensive High School, covers the fundamentals and common challenges that face the modern youth strength coach.