Before getting too far into planning the specifics of a plyometric program, James Radcliffe says the prudent approach is to look honestly and carefully at issues that could affect safe participation in such intense training.
John Shackleton, Villanova strength and conditioning coach, tells the story of how one of his student-athletes struggled at times to stay in peak physical condition, and how he rectified the situation.
A coach’s professional path can be defined in three stages: ascension, maintenance and service. The stages, while unique, are also fluid from one stage to the next. At times, the flows like a cool mountain stream; while on other occasions, it can become a raging river.
Wearable technology isn’t new to the football world, but with i1 Biometrics Athlete Intelligence software, coaches can take the data they are gathering and put it to work for them.
LSU’s Eric Donoval used Polar’s GPS technology during the 2016-2017 season in an attempt to better understand the team’s performance, as well as try and gain a competitive advantage. The benefits became obvious, especially when Donoval began comparing performance as the season progressed.
Student-athletes today have grown up with modern technology, and it takes more to motivate and engage them. Championship teams aren’t built by practicing in the dark ages. Efficient practice time is essential to winning.
Gathering and understanding strength and conditioning data is critical to a program’s success.
Clipboard Nation is a brand new online coaching community developed for football coaches by football coaches. Their website features intuitive, patent pending whiteboard technology. Clipboard Nation is a one-stop destination for coaches who want to stay abreast of the latest coaching news, blogs and videos.
Sideline Power brings coaches Insight Replay, giving coaches the edge on helping their athletes improve by making video replay available instantly. Their all-in-one kit gives coaches all the tools necessary to get the job done without any extra equipment.
West Point Military Academy recently updated their locker room with top of the line wood lockers from The Athletic Edge. These new lockers are the perfect representation of the values that West Point has always believed in.
With the recent increased emphasis on player safety, contact in practice has been limited at all levels of the game. Coaches have been forced to adapt and find new ways to teach fundamentals while staying within safety regulations and limiting contact. The Hadar Football Tackle Ring provides coaches with a versatile piece of equipment which can be used in a wide variety of different drills to maintain a fundamental foundation without risking injury due to excessive contact.