Archive for Strength Training & Conditioning

Trainers, Physicians Urge Screening For ACL Problems

Trainers, Physicians Urge Screening For ACL Problems

August 14, 2014 No Comments

Alarmed by skyrocketing numbers of athletes with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association (IATA) and sports medicine physicians at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) are urging coaches and athletic directors to institute anterior cruciate ligament, ACL, injury screenings for all young athletes and prevention programs for those more vulnerable to ACL ...

CSCCa Makes Safety Recommedations For Strength Coaches

CSCCa Makes Safety Recommedations For Strength Coaches

July 31, 2014 No Comments

Collegiate Strength And Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) executive director, Dr. Chuck Stiggins, recently sent a letter to the CSCCa membership with a list of recommendations for strength coaches as they head into the 2014 football season and beyond. Stiggins’ remarks are designed to help strength coaches protect the health and safety of athletes. But they ...

7 Critical Variables For Training Speed, Agility and Quickness

7 Critical Variables For Training Speed, Agility and Quickness

July 9, 2014 No Comments

Athletes who want to be successful in their chosen sports should not take a casual approach to their speed, agility and quickness training programs. Renowned kinesiology professor Lee Brown says athletes should have enough of a strength base to adequately complete each exercise without undue strain, using the training as a supplement to traditional resistance ...

Facebook Discussion Group Focuses On High-Performance Training

Facebook Discussion Group Focuses On High-Performance Training

May 22, 2014 No Comments

Coaches can expand their knowledge about developing and optimizing human performance and athletic capacity by joining the new High-Performance Training for Sports discussion group on Facebook. Using the September release of the book High-Performance Training for Sports as a starting point for ongoing conversation, the group encourages an exchange of ideas about combining principles of ...

TITIN Creates Kickstarter Campaign To Manufacture Weighted Compression Shorts

TITIN Creates Kickstarter Campaign To Manufacture Weighted Compression Shorts

May 20, 2014 No Comments

TITIN launched its official Kickstarter campaign to raise $100,000 to start mass production of the TITIN Force™ Shorts System. The TITIN Force™ Shorts System is designed to evenly distribute weight across one’s lower extremities, but does not tamper with their natural movement. It uses medical grade gel weights that are the same density as one’s ...

Hadar Athletic SPRINGBOX

Hadar Athletic SPRINGBOX

May 6, 2014 No Comments

The highly-popular Hadar SPRINGBOX Soft Plyometric Box features a wide base for stability. The superwide high-density foam core won’t shift thanks to Hadar’s exclusive “Gripurface” top and bottom. Traditional wooden plyo-boxes are heavy to move around. They also start to crack and splinter with age. Many athletes stop using them when they miss a jump. ...

LEGEND FITNESS: Varsity Reverse Hyper

LEGEND FITNESS: Varsity Reverse Hyper

May 6, 2014 No Comments

The 3318 features the well-known functionality of Reverse Hypers™, but in a more cost-conscious form to slide into Legend Fitness’ Varsity Line of economical athletic strength products. Some design upgrades for comfort and functionality were included: rollover pad design for increased hip comfort, new handle angle for grip comfort, and a top pad now angled ...

NCAA To Require Certification For DI Strength Coaches

NCAA To Require Certification For DI Strength Coaches

April 29, 2014 No Comments

The NCAA will require that Division I strength and conditioning coaches be certified from a national accredited certification body beginning August 1, 2015. The Division I Board Of Directors voted to adopt the strength certification requirement at its recent meeting, noting that the certification requirement will apply only to Division I coaches. For strength and ...

Get Certified With The CSCCa

Get Certified With The CSCCa

February 14, 2014 No Comments

by Dr. Chuck Stiggins, CSCCa Executive Director The Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa) offers a comprehensive, three-part certification program to ensure that individuals holding the organization’s prestigious certification – Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) – possess the necessary knowledge, skills, techniques, experience, and expertise to be a competent and effective strength and ...

Hammer Strength Clinics Give Edge

Hammer Strength Clinics Give Edge

January 31, 2014 No Comments

Hammer Strength Clinics are now fully under way for football coaches across the U.S. Coaches can now attend a Hammer Strength Clinic and learn how to build and strengthen their programs from some of the top coaches in the country. In the following video, Joe Kenn of Big House Power discusses the importance of developing ...

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Russell Athletic, Boeing Give 787 Carbon Fiber New Life On Football Field

Russell Brands LLC and Boeing are working together to incorporate excess carbon fiber from 787 Dreamliner production in Russell...

SportsSignup Expands Services For Coaches, Administrators

SportsSignup, a national leader in online sports management solutions for sports organizations, announced the availability of its next generation...

Riddell To Launch SpeedFlex Helmet In September

Riddell has officially introduced the SpeedFlex, a new helmet that reduces impact force transfer to the athlete by selectively...

SMU Football Partners With Unequal Technologies For Athlete Protection

SMU Athletics has entered into a multi-year partnership with Unequal Technologies to outfit each SMU football helmet with the...