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From Skeptic to Believer: The RPR Story at the High School Level

"I couldn’t believe the results that were produced simply by pressing on two small points near my belly button."

In the sport of Track and Field, as a coach, one of your biggest fears is the dreaded hamstring injury that mainly affects sprinters and jumpers. This type of injury can be the season ending type. At Corcoran High, we had the season opener curse, where we would lose a top sprinter to a blown out hamstring. This occurred consecutively for four…

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Added by Hewitt Tomlin - TeamBuildr on August 14, 2019 at 10:18am — No Comments

What High School Strength Coaches Should and Should Not Take from College S&C

College strength & conditioning is often considered the upper echelon of our field. World class athletes, multi-million dollar facilities, and massive salaries to match. It makes sense then that high school coaches try to mimic college strength programs with their own teams. Sometimes this is a great idea, but often times it leads to major problems.

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Added by Hewitt Tomlin - TeamBuildr on July 27, 2019 at 9:15am — No Comments

APRE and High School Athletes - What You Need to Know

Exercise programming and periodization for off-season and in-season training play a huge role in the desired outcomes that a strength and conditioning coach wants to see in their athletes.

Strength coaches should be well aware of Newton’s third law, “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” In athletics, force production is crucial because an athlete who produces more force is often at a better advantage than his or her opponent who produces less…

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Added by Hewitt Tomlin - TeamBuildr on July 25, 2019 at 11:37am — No Comments

So You Just Got Your First S&C Job...

You did it! You wrote a killer cover letter, wowed them in the interview, and landed the job. Now the real work begins, but besides coaching your teams, here are a few other things you should do now that you’re hired.

What to Focus on First?

Once you land the position there are three areas you should get to know well, your resources, your coaches, and your team(s). Knowing your resources can help you make the most of your athletic complex and develop programs…

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Added by Hewitt Tomlin - TeamBuildr on July 25, 2019 at 11:36am — No Comments

Why This High School Banned Shoes From the Weight Room

When I was a strength and conditioning intern at California University of Pennsylvania, I read a long article about the dangers of the different types of shoes that people wear. Obvious shoes made the list including high heels or tight dress shoes, but the article also discussed how most modern shoes are causing problems with feet, back and even hips. The article went on to detail the benefits of not wearing any shoes at all or at the very least switching over to …

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Added by Hewitt Tomlin - TeamBuildr on July 25, 2019 at 11:35am — No Comments

A Strength Coach's Lie: Tracking Yourself to Death

“You can’t improve what you don’t measure.”

It’s a classic quote – and let me premise the article by saying that there is a lot of truth in that statement. However, it is not absolute truth.

Strength coaches hear about the principle of tracking and measuring a lot. Blogs and podcasts mention how coaches should be tracking staff performance through managerial assessments. Many directors of strength programs spend time developing and recording on…

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Added by Hewitt Tomlin - TeamBuildr on September 26, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Strength and Conditioning Networking 101

As a professional Strength and Conditioning Coach, how many jobs have you applied for and not even made it past the first cut?

You have 5 years of full-time experience, your master’s degree, and worked with many high caliber athletic programs only to get left out of the interview process for a job that you meet the requirements for. You could be on the other side of the coin as well. An undergraduate intern looking for more opportunities to learn or find that graduate assistant…

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Added by Hewitt Tomlin - TeamBuildr on September 21, 2017 at 10:13am — No Comments

The Case for Lifting 3x per Week (Instead of 4x)

In the past few months, there has been a strong argument put out for lifting less during the week for offseason training. Normal logic has the majority of coaches opting for the 4x per week method: More lifting with sufficient rest = bigger gains. However, two leaders in the S&C field - with a lot of success to their names - have strongly advocated for reexamining why we train our athletes in the weight room that one extra day.

Recently, Training and Conditioning Magazine…

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Added by Hewitt Tomlin - TeamBuildr on December 17, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Why the Weight Room is the Ultimate Team Sport

It's an endless debate: What is the ultimate team sport? For years, each sport has made its case by framing the many areas in which a team can succeed - and fail - based on the whole team's performance.

There is no reason to mince words: The weight room is the ultimate team sport.

Here are a few reasons why:

1. The Weight Room Doesn't Care How Talented an Athlete Is

Of all the characteristics that help athletes become great during…

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Added by Hewitt Tomlin - TeamBuildr on December 7, 2015 at 7:11pm — No Comments

NSCA's Coaches Conference 2016 is right around the corner and this year will be the first time that there will be a lineup of pre-conference events. One these events is a strength and conditioning ro…

NSCA's Coaches Conference 2016 is right around the corner and this year will be the first time that there will be a lineup of pre-conference events. One these events is a strength and conditioning roundtable held by Salisbury University Head Strength Coach Matt Nein and Transylvania University Head Strength Coach…

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Added by Hewitt Tomlin - TeamBuildr on November 5, 2015 at 4:32pm — No Comments

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