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Valuable Sports Coaching Skills

October 1, 2014

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Contributed by Speed Coach, Lee Taft, www.leetaft.com. Teach a Young Sport Coach How many of you coaches that have been in the industry for a while try to take an interest in the younger coaches? This is something I have always tried to be involved with. Young sports coaches have a window of opportunity to […]

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Monday Morning Musings

September 15, 2014

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Contributed by Dr. Jon Herting Mentoring students is one of the core values that I keep in order to help further my profession (Physical Therapy) and it is something that I believe all strength and conditioning and medical professionals should do. It not only helps them shape the minds of future professionals but it also helps […]

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Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 3

August 27, 2014

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If you haven’t already ready the first two installments of Strength Coach Chris Sanchez’s epic post on the Science and Art of Coaching you can find them here. Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 1, Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 2 Here’s part 3… External cues are great, but not […]

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Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 2

August 20, 2014

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Here is the second installment of Strength Coach Chris Sanchez’s epic post on the Art and Science of Coaching. In case you missed the first installment you can find it here, Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 1. … Now the perfect program on paper isn’t worth a whole lot if the exercises […]

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Do We Really Understand What “The Foundation” Is?

May 7, 2014

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Contributed by speed coach, Lee Taft, www.leetaft.com. Many coaches and Trainers, including me, have loosely thrown around the phrase “We have to build a foundation first”. But do we really know what we mean, or if we know what we mean is it correct? And if its correct, is it always correct? We think of […]

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Free-Play, Kids, and Injury Prevention: Stop Early Sport Specialization

April 23, 2014

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Contributed by Dr. Seth R. Oberst, DPT, CSCS – http://www.sethoberst.com/ What is the definition of a good athlete? Is it the pitcher who throws a great curveball? Or the elite 100m sprinter? How about the 3-point artist on the basketball team? How about the individual that does all of them well and easily picks up […]

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How to Become an NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach

February 26, 2014

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Recently we sent NFL strength coach Ron McKeefery a series of questions regarding how to become a high level collegiate or NFL strength coach. His answers are below. Contributed by Cincinnatti Bengals Strength Coach, Ron McKeefery, http://ronmckeefery.com/ 1. I am in high school and interested in pursuing a career in strength and conditioning. Where should I start?  […]

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What is a movement screen and how can it help identify my risk for injury?

January 8, 2014

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Movement screens in fitness and rehab have been a hot topic and are at the center of many a debate in recent years. There are even several different protocols and philosophies that rehab and fitness professionals subscribe to when using movements analysis to assess their clients risk of injury. A professional may use video analysis, […]

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Making Gains — 25 suggestions on how to healthfully gain weight

November 20, 2013

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Contributed by sports nutrition expert Jenna Stranzl, http://jennastranzl.com.     Pizza.  Burgers.  Candy bars.  Cheesesteaks.  Whole milk.  Have you ever tried any of these strategies to gain weight?  Some of you may want to throw darts at this post because you would do anything to have this problem – gaining weight.  For many athletes or […]

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10 Simple Evening Snacks Suggestions for an Athlete

October 30, 2013

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Contributed by sports nutrition expert Jenna Stranzl, http://jennastranzl.com/. As an athlete, it is important to fuel your body every 3-4 hours.  This is much different than the saying “You shouldn’t eat anything beyond 7PM.”  Choosing a balanced evening snack is to your advantage because of the body’s demands as an athlete.  For example, it is essential as an […]

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