Category Archives: Mental Development

How Team Leaders Affect Strength & Conditioning Programs

I had an excellent conversation this week with a mentor of mine who is the head strength & conditioning coach in the NBA.  One of the things that we talked about was how the attitude of team leaders impacts the … Continue reading

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Conjugated Periodization For Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Programs

By: Eddy Schumacher, Volunteer Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach, Dixie State College of Utah. There are many approaches to strength coaching, but all have the same key goals – prepare the athletes for the physical rigors of competition.  This includes … Continue reading

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Favorite Websites, Resources

http://www.strengthperformance.com/ – Strength Performance Network – social network for strength & conditioning coaches.  http://www.elitefts.com/ – Elite Fitness Systems – powerlifting website with many great articles, many written by strength & conditioning professionals. http://www.nsca-lift.org – The National Strength & Conditioning Association – Largest … Continue reading

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Coach-Athlete Relationship

In doing some reading recently, I have thought about how important the relationship we have with our athletes is.  Obviously, if we have an effective relationship with the athletes, it’s going to make our job a heck of a lot … Continue reading

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Mental Toughness

Today I want to touch on the subject of mental toughness and some of the things I’ve learned and witnessed over the last year that have demonstrated to me the importance of developing mental toughness in our athletes.  Most of my experience … Continue reading

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