Football Off-Season: Phase 3

This is the third installment in a three-part series on off-season strength training for football at the high school level. 

To recap:

The off-season has been broken into three parts…

Phase 1: Focused on developing lifting competency and building strength.

Phase 2: Transitioning our strength into power and performing more speed and agility training.

Phase 3: Built around developing power and speed while increasing our total volume of conditioning (this phase will be address in this article).

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Football Off-Season: Phase 2

This is the second installment in a three part series on off-season strength training for football at the high school level. 

To recap:

As we progress through this three part series I will address the specific goals of each phase and how an effective high school level coach should program in order to provide their athletes with a comprehensive and effective off-season regimen.

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Football Off-Season: Phase 1

This is the first installment in a three part series on off-season strength training for football at the high school level. 

As we progress through this three part series I will address the specific goals of each phase and how an effective high school level coach should program in order to provide their athletes with a comprehensive and effective off-season regimen. […]

Why You Should Wait Until February To Max Test

 

It’s December 28th.  Most teams have already completed their max strength testing and the ones that have not tested yet are most likely scheduled to test during the first week of January.

This is the way things are done and they have always been done that way.

Wait, how does that quote go?

“The most dangerous phrase in the language is – ‘We’ve always done it this way’.” […]

Is Your Strength Program Effective

For high school athletes the biggest misrepresentation of an effective strength and conditioning program is max strength testing.  Building absolute strength is vital to athletic success, however, if your goal is to build healthy and productive athletes it may be beneficial to look at other categories when evaluating your strength program.

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How to Build Speed Through Strength Training

 

When it comes to strength training, as athletes, the only thing that matters in how that strength transfers to on field performance.

Nobody cares about the squat max of a guy who never plays and on most teams the strongest guy is one of the slowest.

At the end of the day football is a movement sport and if you can’t move you can’t play.

“If you can’t move, you can’t help us” – Buddy Morris (Head Strength Coach, Arizona Cardinals) […]

ACL and Knee Injury Prevention

We all know just how big of an issue ACL tears and other knee injuries are. However it is an alarming trend that very few athletes or strength programs spend time focusing on ACL injury prevention.

With such a high occurrence of this injury, and taking into account the severity, shouldn’t there be more time be dedicated to prevention?

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