Patrick Beith

How To Develop Explosive Speed

Creating a football speed program is one of the most important things a coach can do for his team.  Football is a game of speed, and I’ve seen it impact a game in more ways than I can count.  I’ve also seen a lot of coaches and athletes struggle with developing speed, so I’m going […]

Training the Injured Athlete

Training the Injured Athlete

By Ken Mannie Head Strength/Conditioning Coach, Michigan State University As much as we would like to believe that injuries can be prevented, the fact remains that they are an  unavoidable part of all sports. In addition to the physical pain and the impending rehabilitation process, the athlete must deal with the frustration of lost playing […]

[INFOGRAPHIC] Top 10 Nutrition Principles for Football Players

Top 10 ‘Keep it Simple’ Nutrition Strategies Infographic Made for Your Football Players Sometimes, in order to have our athletes get results, we must make our instructions easy to understand and apply. Simple habits broken down, that can be applied can create big changes. That’s what we did with our ‘Top 10 Nutrition Principles for […]

Dietary Supplements – Hype or Hope?

Dietary Supplements – Hype or Hope?

By: Christopher R. Mohr, PhD, RD There are over 29,000 dietary supplements available. From creatine to fat burners, whey protein to weight gain formulas. What works? What doesn’t? Do you need a supplement to perform at your best? While giving a talk recently to high school football players, I asked the team this question: How […]

In-Season Strength Program

In-Season Strength Program

In-season strength training is something that is often neglected or misunderstood in high school football. Many coaches pull way back and stop lifting as soon as the season starts.  Other coaches feel like they should be able to keep going just as hard as they were over the summer.  Coaches need to find a balance […]

Performance Nutrition: Fuel Like a Champion!

Performance Nutrition: Fuel Like a Champion!

By: Christopher R. Mohr, PhD, RD Young athletes have very unique demands – school, sports, and training. But even in the busy world of a young athlete, there is a way to improve each of those 3 things – by Fueling like a Champion. Let’s instead delve a bit into some specific nutrition tips for […]