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August 2015 Blog Posts (29)

Changing the game project

Great site Coaches to check out. Look at the article "Do We have a Problem?"
This article looks at something's that we need to remind ourselves constantly.
It's not about us as . It comes down to in our country we have an Adult Problem.
Check it out at great treat at the end of video
From the Little League World Series.

Added by Dallas C Terrell on August 31, 2015 at 11:57pm — No Comments

Less Is More! Ashton Eaton’s tremendous world record performance in the Decathlon just underscores how important that less is more.  Less is more is almost a mantra for he and his coach Harry Marra. They live it every day! Seldom are any of their workouts over one hour. The workouts are…


Added by Vern Gambetta on August 30, 2015 at 9:01am — No Comments

SPS Performance Concepts Chat - Episode 001

Happy to introduce our new project at - Our new podcast "SPS Performance Concepts Chat"

In Episode 001, listen to Derek Hansen and Myself talk about coaching and speaking in analogies:…


Added by John Abreu on August 27, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Achilles Injuries

Is it…


Added by John Mikula on August 27, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Talking With Gary Schofield On This Week

On this week, I catch up with Gary Schofield. Gary is making an incredible impact at a school in Atlanta, not to mention around the country. We talk about a lot of the differences, as well as similarities, between working with middle and high school athletes and training college and pro athletes. I must say that I greatly appreciated how open Gary was to talking about his program before and after the show too. If you…


Added by Robert Taylor, Jr. on August 26, 2015 at 7:29am — No Comments

How to Exercise with Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are common and relatively harmless condition that can be caused by different factors, such as obesity, pregnancy, hormone replacement, increasing age and they can be hereditary. The last one is the most probable cause for athletes. You can be fit and in the best shape there is, but when genes come into the picture, you’re quite powerless. That is not totally true, though. You can put up quite a fight, by constantly improving your blood circulation with proper physical…


Added by Gabriella Diesendorf on August 26, 2015 at 5:49am — No Comments

A Battle Ground Discussion With Fred Eaves On

This week on I talk with Fred Eaves about his experience working at a private high school and what it takes to be successful at a level that many haven't considered. This conversation was outstanding and Fred shares a TON of tips to consider. Listen to this week’s featured show and let me know what…


Added by Robert Taylor, Jr. on August 21, 2015 at 6:53am — No Comments

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Added by Scott Emerson on August 20, 2015 at 7:21pm — No Comments

Ten Years on the Functional Path

Ten years ago this month I started this blog. The last ten years have been a journey, a journey of growth, discovery, self-reflection and sharing. I got the idea to write this blog when I was driving across country returning home to Sarasota after a terrible experience with the Nike Oregon Project where my dream job quickly turned into a bad dream. I needed to put the back-to-back negative experiences of the Oregon…


Added by Vern Gambetta on August 19, 2015 at 6:51am — No Comments

Making Training Stick – Simple Rules

Start with the basics and never stray far from the basics.

Don’t try to replicate the stress of the sport in training, instead prepare for the stress of the sport.

Have a plan, execute it and constantly evaluate the plan.…


Added by Vern Gambetta on August 18, 2015 at 7:56am — No Comments

Thoughts to Make a Difference

It’s not good enough to just show up you must be there in mind, body and spirit.

Just talking about commitment is not enough; be committed through your actions.

Communicate by listening more and talking less.…


Added by Vern Gambetta on August 17, 2015 at 6:49am — 1 Comment

Conventional Wisdom

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” Albert Einstein

Conventional wisdom is not something that is bad. It leans heavily on the rational mind. It is what everyone else is doing. It is the accepted path, it is the…


Added by Vern Gambetta on August 10, 2015 at 6:40am — No Comments

Periodization – Myths & Reality, A Coaches Perspective

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”

Dwight Eisenhower…


Added by Vern Gambetta on August 8, 2015 at 1:22pm — 1 Comment

The Philosophies Behind Ideas

“The philosophies behind ideas“ is a conceptual quote from the acclaimed theoretical physicist Richard Feynman.  Over-time there has been numerous philosophies how to best train athletes for competition.  Personally, I’ve tried many different approaches (listed below).  How best to strengthen the human body for the purpose of athletic competition can be a perplexing question? 

Theories (Philosophies)



Added by John Mikula on August 7, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

How to Implement Auto-Regulatory Training in a Team Setting

The Elitefts™ Sports Performance Coach Education Series is a comprehensive educational resource for coaches in the collegiate, high school, professional, and private settings. This series will take a fundamental approach to various topics that will enable coaches the additional skills to enhance their coaching abilities, improve…


Added by Mark Watts on August 7, 2015 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Research, On-Going

The production I oversee on the tactical training side is like a continuous research project.  In regards to the fitness change or improvement that I want to track, there are a number of variables to consider.  Some variables I don't have…


Added by John Mikula on August 7, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Road Less Traveled

It would be nice to say that all strength and conditioning training carries over to "real-world" applications, but we know from a handful of different perspectives (motor learning, metabolic, and physiological) that doesn't happen.  I try and spend time on the front-end of training to calculate the "training effect." 

Granted, there is always an effect from training efforts, but the real question is what effect does training…


Added by John Mikula on August 7, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Summer sale offer from GymAware

Free magnetic iPad holder and free shipping to all our US and Canadian customers for GA kits purchased this August - hot eh!

Added by Heather Lawton on August 6, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

Fall Intern

Monmouth University located in West Long Branch, NJ is accepting applications for Strength and Conditioning Volunteer Interns. This is an unpaid position.  Interns will have the opportunity to gain college credit towards graduation, if applicable, as well as valuable professional experience in the field of strength & conditioning at the D1 (FCS) collegiate level. Duties include: assisting with design and implementation of sport-specific training programs for 23 varsity sports (including…


Added by Amanda Kuperavage on August 4, 2015 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Fall interns

Valdosta State University is looking for qualified strength and conditioning interns for the Fall 2015 semester. The internship will begin August 10- December 16, 2015. Preferred qualifications: Pursuing Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in exercise physiology or related field; NSCA-CSCS or USAW certifications; CPR certification. One year of previous experience in a strength and conditioning program or have previous collegiate athletics experience is preferred. Compensation: Division II…


Added by Cadron Davis on August 4, 2015 at 11:17am — No Comments

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