Cameron Josse is the Athletic Performance Coach for Indiana University’s football program. Before that, he served as the Associate Director of Football Performance for the University of Charlotte, and prior to that position he was the Director of Sports Performance for DeFranco’s Training Systems in New Jersey. He also has spent time at The University of South Carolina as a sports performance intern working with football, men’s soccer, and track and field.
Josse is a 2013 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. While at Rhode Island Josse played defensive back for the Ram’s football team. He earned his master’s degree in exercise science from William Paterson University of Jersey. Coach Josse is certified through the NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and also holds certifications as a Certified Physical Preparation Specialist (CPPS) and a Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist.
Cameron gives us his speed-building ideology, along with lessons he has learned from Joe DeFranco’s legendary training templates. He covers insights he has gained from his heavy-resisted sled training cycles, special strength for speed, top exercises for speed specific to acceleration with technical considerations of common football sprint patterning, and lifting progressions for athletes from all levels.
In this podcast, Coach Cameron Josse discusses with Joel:
- Rationale for the use of his heavy sled protocols.
- Lessons learned and adjustments he will make after his latest heavy sled training cycle.
- Using special strength exercises to improve sprint performance.
- Creating a self-corrective training environment.
- Max speed differences between football players and track athletes.
- Sprint mechanics.
Coach Josse can be found at SimpliFaster, where he has written about power and speed training for American football players, change of direction drills, and more.
Podcast total run time is 1:03:17.
Keywords: sled training, sprinting, top end speed, combine training