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Dave Schall
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  • Chesterfield, MO
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Dave Schall, EdD, CSCS

Profile Information

Relation to the Strength & Conditioning Industry?
High School Coach
Name of School, Team or Business
Westminster Christian Academy
Job Title
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach-Retired
Current Job Description
For nine years, I led a grades 9-12 Strength & Conditioning program of a 750 student high school that has over 40 teams at the frosh-varsity levels. We offer two levels of S&C classes as part of our physical education department as well an after school and summer S&C program. Our philosophy is to train kids as athletes based on their ability levels in the weight room and in speed, agility, plyometric, and conditioning drills, and not necessarily by the sport they play.
Past Job Experience
S&C facility owner, division II soccer coach, high school soccer coach, former minor league soccer player, Division I soccer player.
EdD-Instructional Leadership, MS-Kinesiology, BS-Physical Education and Health, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Dave Schall's Blog

Sports Specialization & Overuse Injuries-My thoughts

“Please Mom & Dad, I Need to Rest”


In an article by Cliff Sims he outlines a plea from renown orthopedic surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, surrounding the year round, youth sports specialization, culture we live in today. This is just one of many articles addressing this topic, some of which have come…


Posted on November 21, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

The Learning Benefits of Using Squat Variations

It is widely accepted that the Back Squat is the "king" of all lifts.....or to be fair to the ladies we train, the "royalty" of all lifts. In other words, if you were only allowed to do one lift, the back squat would be it. In just the one movement, it provides major athletic benefits (speed, power, flexibility, balance, and of course strength). In just the one movement, it provides major health/wellness benefits because it develops the biggest concentration of muscles in your body, thus…


Posted on May 10, 2013 at 1:17pm — 4 Comments

Using The 4-3-2 Principle In Leadership

Whether you're trying to build a strength & conditioning program, a pro sports team, an entire athletics department, a company, or a lemonade stand, there are 4 non-negotiables that have to be in place:

1. A Vision

2. The RIGHT person to implement that vision on a day to day basis

3. Support: administrative/management level and financial 

4. Perserverance

If you start with these, then 1 of 3 things has to happen:



Posted on November 7, 2012 at 9:30am

Nutrition Activity for Strength & Conditioning

     Over the past several years as we have been developing the physical education department and strength & conditioning program at the school I teach in, we had experimented with different ways on how to incorporate nutrition into the curriculum. Nutrition "seminars" during our summer workout program and various "talks" in our PE classes where large amounts of information were sort of vomitted out, were the methods we chose. But we felt like too many kids were not really applying what…


Posted on October 19, 2012 at 3:27pm

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