Athletic Performance: Weight Training Class – 5 Completely Different Workouts

Hypothetical: You’re a weight training teacher with 5 days a week to train your classes and fifty minute periods in which to do so. That’s 6 minutes (easily) lost to dressing out and back for class. How can you build a successful workout program for 28 kids in forty minutes?

It starts with the warm-up

We get used to what we’ve always done and for many of us that’s this huge group stretch lines with 15 different “dynamic stretches” in them. Let’s cut down on that time and do a one set of 30 seconds per each of these exercises

Air Squat (and I emphasize big circles with the arms to wake up the shoulders), push-ups, crunches, burpees, jump squats, and jumping jacks. I feel these will wake up your athletes’ entire body and get them ready to lift.

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Athletic Performance: Off-Season Program 2018 (part 4), Social Media

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 who to follow on Social Media in order to improve as an Athletic Performance Coordinator.

Check out the foundation for many of my thoughts on this article on Stanford Football

Click here for Coachspeak episode 28 “Off-Season Program 2018”

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Athletic Performance: Off-Season Program 2018 (part 2), Testing and Power

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:

Click here for Coachspeak episode 28 “Off-Season Program 2018”

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Athletic Performance: Off-Season Program 2018 (part 1), Goals and Programming

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:

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Avoiding the Off-Season Blues

This off-season has flown by faster than any during my career to date. I’m not sure if it’s the new position I’m in at my school, if it’s the luxury of adding a high quality assistant coach that can take over the weight room portion, or that we’re semi-established with 33 players (15 this time last year) in year two, but I’m not half as burned out in early April as I was 12 months ago. And while it’s important to keep assistants fresh and motivated, it’s even more important to keep the light under the players.

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