2011 CSCCa Conference Review

The CSCCa National Conference was this past week in Kansas City.  Our staff had a good time and it was a much-needed break from the grind of the semester. I spoke on the topic of Training Considerations for Rotational Athletes.  I thought it went great and received some great feedback as well.  I enjoyed the opportunity and had a fairly large crowd …

December 2010 – January 2011

It’s been an interesting few months here at TCU.  I’ve been super busy lately and have to apologize to for not posting recently.  I do appreciate the emails that I’ve received about the blog as well as other things recently.  This past month or so has been a little bit of a whirlwind.   At the end of Thanksgiving I moved down …

Happy Thanksgiving

It’s been another busy busy week and posts have been few and far between so I apologize for that.  I’m in the process of moving, which I hate possibly more than anything else.  Earlier in the week I had a post to get out but my internet was down so it hasn’t come to fruition yet.  [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC2jpyq9rEM] Our baseball off-season …

How to Become a Strength and Conditioning Coach

A friend of mine, Jim Kielbaso, posted a great article at his website www.UltimateStrengthAndConditioning.com.  The article touches on being a strength coach at various levels as well as how to get into the field of strength and conditioning.  It’s extremely informative and insightful especially for those younger coaches who are in the process of making career choices, or still trying …

Tomorrow will begin a new 3 week training block for baseball.  We are starting into Week 7 of the Fall Off-Season.  During the next two 3 week blocks we will begin implementation of our resisted speed program.  The effects of resisted sled-pulling sprint training on acceleration and maximum speed performance Effects of Resisted Sled Towing on Sprint Kinematics I’m a …

Truly Sport Specific

I got an email yesterday from Allen Huffstutter, President of the OmegaWave.  In it he had attached an article that I found interesting.  It comes from Dave Tenney, the Seattle Sounders soccer club’s Athletic Development Coach.  Coach Tenney utilizes the OmegaWave with his athletes and uses one of my old friends in the area, Joel Jamieson, as a consultant.  The …

More is better???

So today I thought I would share one of my favorite quotes applying to the sports training process.  It comes to us from Thomas Kurz and his book the Science of Sports Training.  “Training is efficient if the highest sports result is achieved with the least expense of time and energy.” I think this is one of the most important …

Soccer and Energy Systems

Many of you probably saw a few of the games of the past World Cup this summer.  As I was watching the Cup this past month a few thoughts popped into my head. I should’ve posted on this earlier in the summer during the actual play of the World Cup but due to the College World Series and a few other things I …

Warmup Overrated???

There was an interesting article a few weeks back in the New York Times titled The Right Way to Warm Up Is (Your Answer Here).  In it there are several varying opinions on the necessity of a warm-up.  Exercise researchers weigh in through the article stating that there is really little to no research available to prove that warming up has …