Adam Feit is the Coordinator of Physical and Mental Performance at Springfield College (MA) and the Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach of the college’s football program. Prior to this, Feit was the Co-Founder and Director of Sports Performance for Reach Your Potential Training (RYPT), helping mentor and train more than 5,000 athletes over the course of five years. He served in both the college and professional ranks, working for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, Eastern Michigan University, University of Louisville, and The Citadel.
Coach Feit is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is also a certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and Mentor from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Adam shares his unique philosophies on speed and jump development with young athletes. In this episode, he explains his hybrid jump training model and shares how to implement it. He goes in-depth into the why of his programming and brings up an exciting thought process for the listeners.
In this podcast, Coach Adam Feit discusses with Joel:
- The unique process he uses to develop speed in young athletes.
- The importance of maximum top-end speed for team sport athletes.
- His progression for explosive movements and plyometrics with youth athletes.
- His program of hybrid jump training for team sport athletes.
- Avoiding “too much, too soon, and too often” in training young athletes.
- Key teaching points in the arm movement portion of jumping.
- His top movements to increase jumping power.
Podcast total run time is 47:14.
You can find Coach Feit at Precision Nutrition.
Keywords: youth athletes, speed training, jumping, plyometrics