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July 2017 Blog Posts (14)

Some Coaching Advice to Make You A Better Coach

Here is some practical actionable advice from an old coach raised in an analog age:

Leave your iPhone and iPad in the office. Put the Go Pro away.

              STOP! LOOK!…


Added by Vern Gambetta on July 30, 2017 at 6:36am — No Comments

Weber State University - Part Time Position

 The Weber State University Strength and Conditioning Department is accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Strength and Conditioning Coach. This is a temporary (10 month appointment) part-time position for a with the opportunity to renew. The intended start date is August 1, 2017. The position is subject to a university background check.

Responsibilities: Assisting in all aspects of the daily operation of the Weber State University Strength and…


Added by Chris Fritz on July 25, 2017 at 11:33am — No Comments

Internship Opportunity

Kent State University is looking for Sports Performance internship candidates for the Fall Semester (September – December 2017). Daily responsibilities include: assisting with the set up and break down of training sessions, daily clean up and maintenance of the weight room and all of its equipment, assist with supervision and demonstration during the training sessions, and participation in a structured internship program, which includes required weekly meetings and projects. …


Added by Bob Lemieux on July 25, 2017 at 10:36am — No Comments

Adapt and Survive

I don't think I can emphasize enough that the purpose of an athletic or tactical strength and conditioning program is to facilitate adaptation on some level.  The term adaptation means that an alteration has occurred in the structure or function of an organism to increase the chance of survival.  Now, we see this on-going all around us everyday in plants and animals, but with humans the change is sometimes less…


Added by John Mikula on July 23, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

William Penn Charter School (Philadelphia, PA) Internship

The William Penn Charter School is now accepting applications for the position of Strength and Conditioning Intern for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to; assisting with supervision and execution of strength training programs for various sports, teaching student athletes proper technique and equipment use, daily operation of our Catapult System, tending to weekly updates on our student LIFE board,…


Added by John Estok on July 22, 2017 at 9:19am — No Comments

Simple decision rules can reduce reinjury risk by 84% after ACL reconstruction

Returning to level I sports after ACL reconstruction leads to a more than 4-fold increase in reinjury rates over 2 years. RTS 9 months or later after surgery and more symmetrical quadriceps strength prior to return substantially reduce the reinjury rate.…


Added by on July 13, 2017 at 2:16pm — No Comments

NDSU S&C Fall Internships

North Dakota State University Strength & Conditioning

Internship – Olympic Sports


The North Dakota State University Strength & Conditioning Department is actively seeking interested students to fulfill UNPAID internship positions with our Olympic sports program for spring, summer and fall semesters.  Candidates for the position should be a graduate or undergraduate student in exercise science or a…


Added by Jason Miller on July 10, 2017 at 4:10pm — No Comments

University of Houston Olympic Internship Opening

The University of Houston Olympic Sports Performance department is now accepting applications for 2-3 open positions for the fall 2017 internship program. Start date is August 18th and will continue through the entire semester to December 8th.

This VOLUNTEER internship is for Olympic sports ONLY. Interns will…


Added by Elizabeth "Zz" Gore on July 10, 2017 at 1:52pm — No Comments

University of Washington Football S&C Internship

The University of Washington (Seattle, WA) is currently seeking applicants for our Fall 2017 Football Strength & Conditioning Internship Program.  Interns will have the opportunity to continue their experience through the season dependent upon individual performance during preseason camp.  Must adhere to the rules of the NCAA, The University of Washington Intercollegiate Athletics Department, and the Pac-12 Conference. Required qualifications: Currently pursuing/possessing bachelors or…


Added by Matt King on July 10, 2017 at 8:46am — No Comments

Prediction Models

What are training variable models that we can work towards tying to predict?  It's not easy to do; yet, its a highly valuable commodity.  Don't think so, just go ask about every team in the NFL who has been riddled with injuries during the past few seasons.  How did lack of training prediction models affect athletes' injury rates, performance, outcomes, team revenue, and coach's job security?

The easier route is just to take…


Added by John Mikula on July 9, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Topic #65 Coaches and Communication: The Science of Yelling #CoachesCommunication @PsychTypeCarol

Topic #65 Coaches and Communication: The Science of Yelling
#CoachesCommunication @PsychTypeCarol

Added by Chris Morland on July 5, 2017 at 9:09pm — No Comments

Training Grid

In most cases, I prefer hybrid-type of training.  What do I mean by "hybrid?"  Hybrid is mixed-method training whereas we're…


Added by John Mikula on July 3, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Purpose and Function

What's the purpose for your training?  What's the reason for why you train the way you do?

A. It's the way everyone else does

B. I read it in a book

C. I saw it on the internet

D. To meet the specific strength and conditioning needs of athletes 

What's the…


Added by John Mikula on July 1, 2017 at 10:18am — No Comments

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