Why Our Method Works
Strength is the foundation of all athletic movement. We believe in training aggressively to increase absolute strength and develop strong, fast, and explosive athletes.
Our programs are written by a coach with over 10 years of high level strength and conditioning experience. His programs have been tested on the training floors of the Big10, Pac12 and some of the best private facilities in the country.
Meet Coach Van
Every program, for every athlete, is built around preventing injuries and providing athletes with the strength needed to withstand contact. From neck strength to ankle/knee/hip stability we focus on building very resilient athletes.
This cycle we have a big focus on working to master the leg drive and catch the position of the power clean. One common issue most of the athletes we work with have is that they lack the technical proficiency to drive the bar vertical and to catch the bar on the body in a Read more about [Technique Tip] Technical Primer for the Power & Hang Clean[…]
This week we are kicking off a new training phase for our Force, Flight, and RISE training programs. As we do with each new training phase, we access what went well in the last cycle and what needs to be done better in this next phase. This feedback allows us to build a program that Read more about [Training Cycle Notes] Winter 2020, Phase 2. Feb. 10-March 6th[…]
You’ve got 70+ guys on your team and maybe other 3 coaches who can help you run your strength and conditioning program (if you are lucky)… Not to mention, your team needs to get a heaping ton bigger and a whole lot faster if you want to accomplish your goals next season. Now, with these Read more about How to Build a Strength and Conditioning Program to Fit Every Athlete in Your Program[…]
I am in a very unique situation where I get to train athletes from over a dozen different high schools. It’s very intriguing because I get to see what the physical preparation approach looks like at each of the different programs. What I find completely fascinating is that I can now predict how an athlete Read more about Deadlifting Setup Technique: Building the Foundation for Success[…]
This training cycle we have four rather unique focus lifts we are using for our High School athletes that participate in our FORCE training program. The FORCE program is just one of the categories that our athletes fall into based on their specific needs, goals, or the demands of their position. Typical FORCE athletes are Read more about [ NEW CYCLE ] The ‘Why’ Behind our Programming[…]
The High-Performance Chalk Talk #8 *This is the 8th installation of what will become a weekly email covering high-performance training. Now, what is “high-performance”? * Ground Based Movements – “Why they work and how to use them” We train athletes, not bodybuilders or powerlifters. At the end of the day, our goal in the weight Read more about The HPCT #8: Ground Based Training[…]
The High-Performance Chalk Talk #7 *This is the seventh installation of what will become a weekly email covering high-performance training. * High-Performance Nutrition The biggest limiting factor in high-performance is nutrition and the sad thing is that the majority of athletes I talk with have no clue what proper nutrition looks like. Now, just to Read more about The HPCT #7: High Performance Nutrition[…]
The High-Performance Chalk Talk #6 *This is the sixth installation of what will become a weekly email covering high-performance training. Top 5 Hip Mobility Movements “It’s All in The Hips, Happy. It’s all in the hips.” – Chubbs Peterson There is not an athlete on this planet that does not need to be relentlessly working Read more about The HPCT #6: It’s All in The Hips, Happy![…]
The High-Performance Chalk Talk #5 *This is the fifth installation of what will become a weekly email covering high-performance training. Block 1 – Football Off-Season The season is wrapping up and it is time to begin looking at how to attack your off-season strength and conditioning program. In our last installment of the HPCT, Read more about The HPCT #5: From In-Season to Off-Season (PART 2)[…]
The High-Performance Chalk Talk #4 This is the fourth installation of what will become a weekly email covering high-performance training. How to Successfully Transition from the In-Season to the Off-Season For football athletes, the end of the season is not something they look forward to, however, for a strength and conditioning coach the end of Read more about The HPCT #4: How to Successfully Transition from the In-Season to the Off-Season[…]