Applying for a position in strength and conditioning is a competitive undertaking. With more candidates than there are job postings, it’s imperative to make yourself stand out from the crowd. Coaches Carmen Bott and Joe McCullum share helpful pointers on landing a strength and conditioning position.
The Catapult OptimEye S5 GPS is considered the gold standard in athlete monitoring for good reason. Together with a coach’s intuition, this user-friendly player tracking tool can drive a sports program forward. Here is one coach’s personal experience with the system.
As it relates to training American football players, sprinting distances are significantly shorter than those found in track and field, with most falling between 10 and 30 yards. In this follow-up to ‘Maximum Power Sled Sprinting for American Football,’ Cameron Josse looks at the influence of heavy resisted sprinting and explores the importance of the force-velocity spectrum in maximizing power potential.
Low repetition ranges and heavier weights in-season works for every sport. Coach Bob Alejo finds that high-intensity work emphasizes strength, defeats fatigue, and limits soreness and injury. In this article, he shares his in-season major league baseball program and applies his ideas to other sports.
Performance coaches determine whether to implement the power clean as seen in competition or to implement different variations of the lift, depending on an athlete’s skill and/or ability. Here are some alternative drills to use as alternatives.
Do dehydration and a lack of electrolytes cause cramps? Probably not. Muscle cramps are more likely caused by neuromuscular fatigue. With this in mind, we can take steps to avoid cramping by stopping fatigue from occurring.
To optimize performance, we must design programs that not only allow athletes to train at high training loads but also implement workload optimization strategies to reduce the negative effects of intensive training–illnesses and injuries. Finding and maintaining the delicate balance between training and competition loads as well as recovery and rest is both art and science.
The truth of cluster sets is that they require more work, literally, in training and planning than conventional straight sets. Coach Carl Valle explains why they’re still worth implementing into your training program, especially for their long-term outlook.
ThermoHuman is a human body thermal scanner that can assess and monitor sport-related injuries such as ACL and hamstring injuries and back overload.
Multi event training requires longer and more frequent training sessions across a broad range of physical and technical skill sets. Experienced college coaches, Alex Jebb and Nick Newman, present recommendations and examples to help you manage the physiological, psychological, technical, and tactical requirements of your multi-event athletes.