TACTIC: Youth Strength & Speed Training
This is always a topic of conversation in the private setting as coaches are constantly chatting with parents. There is a pressure/need to find an advantage for their sons/daughters, which isn't completely the parents fault. Coaches these days are testing 40 yard sprint times and vertical jump heights in youth sports which is absurd. If they want to find the fastest athletes, they should probably go to girl's soccer practice as females develop quicker than males in the elemen
TACTIC | Coffee w/ Coach: Who Do I Follow for Information?
Here is a short list (no specific order) of coaches and authors I follow for new ideas, inspiration, and guidance within the sports performance world. All of these men have a couple qualities that attract me to their content. First, their name and ego never come first. The purpose is clear that they are here to help out the athletes and coaches they come into contact with. Second, the messages they provide are clear, concise, positive, and flat out makes sense! Dan John - www
TACTIC: Habits and Routines
"The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine." - Mike Murdock This dawned on me last month as New Year's resolution time came around. I usually do not put much thought into this, but I wanted to start saving more money. Living in San Francisco makes this a bit challenging! My resolution was to make my own coffee at home. Very simple objective that clearly results in more money in my pocket. I enjoy coffee and was stopping in for a cup at about every shop around
TACTIC: Movement 101
Now that we have strength standards set for our athletes, lets take those athletes and teach them how to move and apply these new found forces. This is something that is often overlooked in the performance world. You cannot get stuck chasing numbers in the weight room all off-season and expect to move better with more efficiency on the field or court. We as coaches are working to rid athletes of bad habits, improper firing patterns, and highlight individual strength and/or mo