What does it take to help a high-performance athlete return to competition shape just a few months after a foot fracture? Sprints and hurdles coach Shane McCormack discusses record-holding Irish sprinter Phil Healy’s return to play program in this week’s Friday Five, as well as past and present coaching influences, the growth of Ireland’s sprinting program, and more.
Coaches looking to apply strength and conditioning concepts into a performance program should read this week’s Friday Five with Keir Wenham-Flatt, a leading practitioner in strength development for both rugby and American football. Coach Wenham-Flatt explains how to use logic and reasoning to train speed and power and condition your athletes.
When strength coach Jeff Richter starting training IndyCar drivers and pit crew members nine years ago, it was the first time in his career that he had no experience with what his athletes experience. By asking questions and listening to the answers, he learned the necessary context to develop his programming strategy. In this Friday Five, Coach Richter discusses the pieces of that cutting-edge approach.
Looking for some innovative training concepts to apply to softball or any team sport? In this week’s Friday Five, Nancy Newell, a leading performance coach in strength development and softball preparation, explains how to take track and field concepts with strength and conditioning and implement them practically in a team setting.
Want to know what key principles make up an effective strength and conditioning program? In this week’s Friday Five, Keith Scruggs, a strength and conditioning coach for the University of South Carolina, answers all the vital questions regarding strength and conditioning with elite college athletes.
Check out the learning process of physical preparation coach Elliott Richardson, in terms of managing KPI tracking, periodization, maximal strength training, and more in this week’s Friday Five conversation.
Want to gain deeper insight into the preparation for professional ice hockey in the NHL? This week’s Friday Five is with Jordan Troester, the strength and conditioning coach for the Las Vegas Golden Knights. He covers the unique demands and the common challenges that face the modern NHL strength coach.
Interested in adding contextual sprinting concepts to a strength and conditioning program? In this week’s Friday Five, Paul Caldbeck, a strength and conditioning coach and researcher from the U.K., shares what he does with his athletes with both applied science and the art of coaching.
Want to learn how Chris Parno integrates music into his coaching pedagogy, along with many other aspects of motor learning and technical progression? Then check out this week’s Friday Five interview.
Interested in advice from a cutting-edge researcher for applying sport science concepts in a performance program? This week’s Friday Five is with Dr. Pedro Alcaraz, a leading researcher in strength development and sport science who explains how to take research and implement it practically in a team setting.