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Exercises to Avoid in the Weight Room

October 19, 2014 9:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Here are some Exercises that research shows are not effective or are not an efficient use of time. 1. Tricep Kick-Backs I’ve never understood how this exercise became so popular. In theory, it sounds good. In practice, however, we quickly realize its inherent flaws. The... View More

Freshman Off Season Workout Program

October 19, 2014 1:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Even before the helmets are collected and the washed, high school football players are thinking about the off-season—their opportunity to recover physically and psychologically and to work on improving their performance.  The winter months give football players valuable time to commit to a full off-season football... View More

Bear Bryant Poem

October 19, 2014 4:43 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Bear always had a poem with him. This was one… This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it or use it for good. What I do today is very important... View More

Striving for Perfection

April 19, 2013 1:06 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Most coaches in any sport that are not too successful ask themselves many questions that would help them get better results from their kids. They say things like ” I’m practicing 4 to 5 days and these kids don’t get a thing” or ” nobody... View More

Typical Youth Coach

April 19, 2013 1:04 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Most youth coaches are father’s, ex-high school athletes who think because they were good athletes they think they could coach a team to be successful, or someone who saw a football game and like the way the team looked. Our youth program has many big... View More


April 19, 2013 1:04 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Are you a coach who has not done any stretching in a while? Do you go about stretching the proper way? Over the years kids are getting bigger and stronger and should take stretching very seriously, even at the youth level. The average coach tells... View More

Condition with a Purpose

April 19, 2013 1:03 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Several years ago, we took our team to the USC practice ran by then head coach Pete Carrol. While our players & coaches were enamored with the amount of talent, there was one thing that really stuck out in my head….USC was constantly conditioning their... View More