It’s that time of the year again. The footballs are locked away in the equipment room and your staff is starting to meet again. As a coach, you’re hitting clinics and the AFCA Convention. But you still have a job to do. Your job from January through early August is to get your players to be more athletic, while still respecting their other sports they play and their grades. Your staff needs to sit down and meet to figure out the following, but here are my tips for each section:
Coachspeak, sponsored by Health IQ, brings you episode 28 “Off Season Program 2018” Justin discusses not only the weight training portions but also speed camp and agilities for your multi-sport or football focused off-season program. Power, endurance, stability, flexibility, yoga, pilates, speed camp and agilities are discussed on this episode sponsored by Health IQ.
If you’re looking for an Athletic Performance Program to adopt, try the IMFB program! Below are the links to each week in PDF format. These are from our living document that is shared with coaches around the country in multiple sports.
Tis the season to plan your off-season program. Maybe you started today, or you’re back at it the first week of January. IMFB has a lot of suggestions for you to improve your speed, agility, and power while limiting injuries and increasing flexibility.
Coaches- We are starting to phase out of four days per week of speed, agility, and conditioning and into more position/skill specific training. However, today we were back at our usual circuit work. We lead every speed session (approx. 1 hour) off with interval runs (Sprint/Jog/Sprint) followed by a 200 yard family jog.
At this point in the off-season (2 weeks) we’ve started to incorporate more actual weight versus only using body weight with our more veteran lifters. Our green lifters are still sticking to body weight as we get them primed and ready to convert to the hypertrophy phase.