The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) welcomed Strength Performance Network (SPN) to the 2014 conference again this year. They have always been gracious hosts and this year was no different. Thank you.
SPN has attended more than a few NSCA conferences at this point and, personally, I’ve attended even more. I can tell you that the quality of presenters and the knowledge brought to the event by the attendees has grown year-over-year. The strength…Continue
Added by David Harris on January 13, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments
As participation in youth sports has continued to grow, the establishment of independent strength and conditioning facilities aimed at helping young athletes develop a strong foundation on which they can continue to develop themselves physically and mentally seems like a natural progression in the evolution of the industry. Given the resources provided by the educational institutions that most youth athletes play for today, however, I’ve been curious about how these independent facilities…Continue
Added by David Harris on January 11, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Last night I have the amazing opportunity to listen to a presentation by Joe Ehrmann. Joe was an All-American football player and letterman in lacrosse at Syracuse. He later played in the NFL for 13 years. While his athletic accomplishments are impressive, they in no way define the man. Quite the contrary. Joe took his experiences as a player, reflected on the impact the various coaches in his career had on his life and thoughtfully and introspectively combined those insights with the…Continue
Added by David Harris on January 11, 2014 at 9:34am — No Comments
I joined a presentation by Sarah Snyder, MS, RD, LDN, CSCS at 3pm EST today. Sarah's presentation focused on the "re" in recovery.
Sarah is the Director of Sports Nutrition for the University of Florida (UF) Athletic Department. Snyder provides nutrition services and programming at UF for football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, women’s soccer, and lacrosse. Prior to joining UF, Snyder worked at Athletes’…Continue
Added by David Harris on January 10, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments
I had a chance to listen to Jason Cole, MS, CSCS, RSCC*D today at 2pm EST. Jason is an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Michigan, currently focusing on the baseball, tennis and men's soccer teams. Coach Cole was also one of three finalists for this year's NSCA Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year.
The integration of the strength and conditioning philosophy with that of a sport coaching staff is paramount to a program’s success.…
Added by David Harris on January 10, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD is currently speaking at the conference on the topic of supplements. The most immediate learning from the presentation is that the nutrition needs for every athlete are going to be unique. Strength and conditioning professionals are doing their athletes a disservice if we don't take the time to fully evaluate the unique needs of each athlete including their nutrition history, their goals for the future and what is truly best for the…Continue
Added by David Harris on January 10, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments
I arrived at the Coaches Conference last night. After traveling through the snow and managing flight delays to what is currently a very snowy Indianapolis, I arrived at the JW Marriott in and was immediately presented with the opportunity to talk to Jon Jost, Director of Strength and Conditioning at Florida State University and the person many consider the "Father of Strength and Conditioning": Boyd Epley. Boyd founded the collegiate strength and conditioning is currently the Senior…Continue
Added by David Harris on January 10, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments
As posted on UT Arlington's website:
ARLINGTON, Texas – Alan Bishop is busy all year. As UT Arlington's men's basketball strength and conditioning coach, the work never ends.
But the summer, more so than any other, is Coach Bishop's time. That's when his work with the men's team hits overdrive. The Mavericks are already showing the fruits of that…Continue
Added by David Harris on July 22, 2013 at 11:38pm — No Comments
From the article posted on Men's Health News:
It isn’t the fastest recorded time ever at the NFL Draft Combine, but 4.50 seconds in the 40-yard dash is still blazing. Add that speed to a 6’3”, 248-pound defensive end like Seattle Seahawks first-round pick Bruce Irvin—who was the fastest lineman clocked in 2012—and you create a nightmare for quarterbacks.
Great photos from the 2012 European World Championships can be found here.
Added by David Harris on December 9, 2012 at 1:28pm — No Comments
Each February, hundreds of the very best college football players are invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Ind., where executives, coaches, scouts and doctors from all 32 NFL teams conduct an intense, four-day job interview in advance of the NFL Draft. Here is a brief breakdown of the measurable drills:
The 40-yard dash is the marquee event at the combine. It's kind of like the 100-meters at the Olympics: It's all about speed,…
Added by David Harris on March 5, 2012 at 9:33pm — No Comments
In a recent study released today, 1 in 6 children are considered "obese". This isn't a new revelation and I'd venture to say that the results of this study made few raise an eyebrow given that the sight of overweight children seems to move closer to the norm with every passing year.
I'll stop short of saying that it's become an "acceptable" norm as I'd like to continue to believe the percentage of society that doesn't believe overweight children is acceptable still…Continue
Added by David Harris on October 9, 2011 at 8:39pm — No Comments
Florida State offensive coordinator / tight ends coach James Coley says the program is done releasing forty times and strength statistics.
Coley explained at a recent Seminole Club meeting, “NFL teams use any published times and number they see, and it’s not fair to the kids. A lot of the numbers aren’t accurate, as they’re taken, say at the end of a workout, when the guys are already wore down. Those numbers affect how the NFL looks at them as a prospect, so we’d rather they not get…Continue
Added by David Harris on August 17, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
CINCINNATI – Tuesday, July 26, 2011 – Performance Enterprises officially entered into a joint venture partnership with TSS Technologies this week, resulting in the creation of Dynavision…Continue
Added by David Harris on July 27, 2011 at 9:59am — No Comments
Cincinnati – Tuesday, June 28, 2011 – Dynavision Sports has hired Dan Sellers as a national business development specialist. Effective immediately, Dan’s job is to accelerate the integration of Dynavision technology throughout professional, collegiate and youth athletic programs across the country.
Dan Sellers attended the University of Cincinnati on an athletic scholarship, going on to play six years of professional football…Continue
Added by David Harris on June 30, 2011 at 10:12pm — No Comments
LOS ANGELES – Friday, June 24, 2011 – NBA prospects Brandon Knight and twins Markieff and Marcus Morris were recently featured on episodes of ESPN: Sport Science, highlighting their mental and physical agility as they gear up for the draft. The segments were centered around Dynavision Sports’ I-SPAN training technology, which measures players’ visuo-motor and movement skills under varying conditions.
“As a point guard, you have to be able to think a couple of…Continue
Added by David Harris on June 24, 2011 at 1:59pm — No Comments
Guest blog from ESPN's Chris Low:
Kevin Yoxall, Auburn’s veteran strength and conditioning coach, stopped making predictions on guys a long time ago.
But in terms of how hard a kid has worked in the weight room and how much bigger and stronger he’s gotten in a little more than a year, Yoxall doesn’t mind saying that sophomore defensive end Craig Sanders might be somebody to keep an eye on in the fall.
“I look for the young man to become a player in this…
Added by David Harris on June 21, 2011 at 11:25pm — No Comments
Florida State University experts in medicine, exercise science, nutrition, sports psychology and athletic training have partnered with one of the nation's premier sports medicine and orthopedic treatment centers to establish the Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine (ISSM), a public-private collaboration…Continue