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Joe Marino
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High School Coach, Personal Trainer
Name of School, Team or Business
MPF Training Systems
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Strength and Conditioning coach/
Current Job Description
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Marina High School, Huntington Beach, Ca

Self-employed as a strength and conditioning trainer for 18 years working with athletes from high school to professional. MPF Training Systems
Past Job Experience
Self-employed as a strength and conditioning trainer for 18 years working with athletes from high school to professional.

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Calvary Chapel HS, Train athletes to perform at the highest levels possible through power, strength, conditioning and speed.
Cal Poly Pomona 82' - Anatomy/Physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, NSCA, NASM - PES, USAW

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The need for off-season speed. It's not what you think!

Speed is built in the gym but technique is perfected on the field. The one thing that sticks out is that the majority of the coaches I observe during the off-season, that are having athletes do speed and agility drills are using the drills more for conditioning than actual mechanics and footwork. There is a time and place for that but the off-season shouldn’t be that time. Off-season, when it comes to speed, be it lineal speed or lateral (change of direction) is the time to begin…


Posted on March 10, 2014 at 11:23pm

Taking the confusion out of the push press

The purpose of this article is to teach the Push Press technique and within the High School coaching community there seems to be some confusion about exercise terminology when it comes to overhead pressing movements. The one movement that I’m referring to is the overhead push press. I know of a few  High School football coaches calling the “push jerk” a push press. These are two completely different movements and the “push jerk” is not one that I would recommend as part of a high school…


Posted on February 24, 2014 at 7:28pm

The importance of off-season training, recovery and active rest

The other day I was talking to a client about injuries and the rate of injuries with high school athletes.  Especially when coming out of a season specifically, football and going right into another sport with little if any time for recovery and not giving their bodies enough time to heal from any injuries they might have sustained throughout the season.  If the season is somehow extended by means of play-off's, then of course that recovery time is going to be limited especially when they…


Posted on February 4, 2014 at 10:32am — 1 Comment

Baseball season is upon us!

Each spring kids look forward to the start of Little League, Pony and the all year long travel baseball each year and with that being said, we see an increase in elbow problems in young baseball players. A common elbow problem in these children is “Little League Elbow”.

Annually, an estimated 4.8 million children aged 5-14 years participate in baseball and…


Posted on March 28, 2012 at 7:43pm — 3 Comments

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At 9:15pm on December 29, 2011, Ryan Gearheart said…

Coach Marino,

Thank you for your comment. We train very baseball specific. Glad to see others think the same way. 


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