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3 Mistakes High School Coaches Make in the Weight Room

Mistake Number 1- Not Enough Testing They don’t do enough testing. No, not strength testing! High School Coaches hammer the strength test. There is no movement screen, no performance testing, and no mental or emotional testing.  Coaches do an awesome job analyzing video from practice and games. They grade athletes and the team and design […]

Speed and Agility Drills for Soccer

Top Speed and Agility Drills for Soccer Athletes First we must break down what soccer athletes do in competition and evaluate these movements to create speed and agility for soccer athletes. Soccer athletes have long bouts of submaximal running followed by quick reactive lateral and multidirectional footwork, deceleration drills to help the athletes stop quickly, […]

10 Tips to Becoming a Great Team

Coaching Guide to Making A Great Team These tips to being a great team don’t require talent. They are what you can do to acquire that talent and create a culture that will produce in the worst of situations. You must put in the quality practice to receive that talent. Good teams are good because coaches work hard to […]

LTAD: Learning to Train

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS What is LTAD? LTAD or Long Term Athletic Development is a pathway for athletes to develop the skills necessary to be the best athlete that they were born to become. You can find more about LTAD here. Learning to Train Phase This is […]

What is LTAD?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS What is LTAD? LTAD is Long Term Athletic Development. Long Term Athletic Development is a systemized pathway to develop athletes from birth to the Olympics. This was first created by Dr. Istvan Balyi. Dr Balyi was a Hungarian Olympic coach when he was approached […]

Concussions and the Weight Room

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWhat is a concussion? The CDC states, “A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and […]

Fundraising Tips for Strength and Conditioning Programs

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFundraising Tips for Strength and Conditioning Programs This is a topic that most of us hate. Fundraising for Strength and Conditioning programs have become a necessity because many programs don’t have the money included in the budget for updating the weight room and replacing […]

Tips for Combine Training

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSTips for Combine Training There are many attitudes about combine training. There is one thing that we all know- if an athlete wants to play at higher level they are going to have to participate in camps, combines, and showcases. The offseason is much […]

Improving Team Performance with Teambuildr

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSImproving Team Performance with Teambuildr Teambuildr has been an instrumental part of our success. We, as strength and conditioning coaches, are always looking for an edge on how we can improve performance with our teams. Learning new techniques, research, and visiting other coaches that […]

Movement Screen for Teams: The Overhead Squat

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMovement Screen for Athletes: The Deep Squat Movement Screen for athletes are critical to insight in an athletes movement and motor patterns. We, MVP Training, Screen athletes for several different reasons. Sports Performance coaches most often miss these movement patterns or disfunction in motor […]

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