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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 […]

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 […]

Creating a Football Speed Training Program

Creating a Football Speed Training Program

Creating a football speed program is one of the most important things a coach can spend time on.  Football is a game of speed, and I’ve seen 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 to explain […]