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September 2016 Blog Posts (12)

Adversity & Resiliency In Elite Sport

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Added by Jeremy Boone on September 22, 2016 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Establishing & Accomplishing Team Strength Goals- INTRODUCTION PHASE: Beginner/New Comer

Too many times I get asked how do you keep up with setting and accomplishing team strength and athletic goals.

The answer is... I don't have all the answers, and I may be wrong. But it works for our program.

Establishing & Accomplishing Team…

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Added by Coach Sam Keator on September 20, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Establishing & Accomplishing Team Strength Goals Introduction Phase (Moderate)

Too many times I get asked how do you keep up with setting and accomplishing team strength and athletic goals.

The answer is... I don't have all the answers, and I may be wrong. But it works for our program.

(INTRODUCTION PHASE-MODERATE…

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Added by Coach Sam Keator on September 20, 2016 at 11:47am — No Comments

So many centrics

What about placing training emphasis or "centric" on the athlete?  As I look at a lot of training programs throughout the country at all levels, emphasis is placed on functionality, power, explosion, speed, maybe cross-fit or sports-science, but what about being athlete-centric?

Is it safe to assume that prescribing training in…

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Added by John Mikula on September 18, 2016 at 4:58pm — 2 Comments

4 UP Training

One aspect of training that I’ve found success with is what I call “Team Training Technology.”  Here, contrary to a collection of individuals doing their own thing in the training room, team-training uses a different “context” for athlete-centric performance development.  Emphasis certainly is placed on getting stronger and better conditioned, but other significant aspects are also coached such as hard work, training under…

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Added by John Mikula on September 18, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

GATA Speed and Agility Training Part Time Position

GATA Running (Goldin Athletic Training Association) is accepting applicants for a part time speed and agility position.  We are a private sports performance facility located in Johns Creek, Georgia (Northeast side of Atlanta).  We have a wide range of clients:  junior high, high school, college, and professional athletes.  The applicant should have the desire to pursue a career as a strength and…

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Added by James Townsend on September 15, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Training the offensive linemen... The LARGE athlete

Developing the large athlete.

Throughout my career either professionally as an adult, or during my pop warner, and high school days I was told that the "Un-Athletic" athletes where to play the OL.

My father played Center at University of Tampa in the 70's. He was also a 3 time state…

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Added by Coach Sam Keator on September 15, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Gainesville High School Strength and Conditioning.

We take pride in our academics as well as our athletics. Gainesville HS has a long history of academic athletes that perform on and off the field.

We are a Buddy Morris, Loui Simmons mentality weight room. We lift in the off season to build athletes. We incorportate Olympic lifts with performance…

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Added by Coach Sam Keator on September 14, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

AthleteMonitoring.com makes science-based athlete monitoring more affordable than ever

AthleteMonitoring.com has just released a new pricing model that makes science-based athlete monitoring more cost-effective than ever.

With yearly subscriptions starting at $4/athlete, colleges, high schools and athlete development programs can now easily implement evidence-based athlete monitoring and data management, a price they can really afford.…

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Added by AthleteMonitoring.com on September 6, 2016 at 10:39am — No Comments

Business Aspect of Training

According to Robert Townsend, from a business management perspective there are three things a manager or leader has some control over.  Those are quality, time, and money.  Whichever of these garners the most attention, the others will suffer.  Could the training program I lead be able to stand on its own and be profitable like a stand alone business? Furthermore, how would I devote attention…

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Added by John Mikula on September 4, 2016 at 8:22pm — No Comments

Coaching Lessons from In and Out Burger

In_n-out_burger_sign In and Out burger has come to be the quintessential California burger place. For years I thought it was all hype, just another fast food MacDonald’s wannabe and then a few years ago a friend took me there for a burger. I was hooked, now every time I go to California I have…

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Added by Vern Gambetta on September 2, 2016 at 10:32am — No Comments

Training and Leadership

I was recently watching a television program about a pro football program and caught a segment where the defensive coordinator was pleading with his key defenders to be leaders in the huddle and on the field as if this quality just comes about spontaneously or by way of yelling enough.  It's too bad that at the NFL level developing this quality remains sparse.  After, I looked at a strength program segment and there were 90+ individuals in the strength room doing…

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Added by John Mikula on September 1, 2016 at 7:07pm — No Comments

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