As a football coach, you’re torn in a million directions. As a player, it’s hard to know which football training program is right for you. You certainly understand that your strength training and speed development program must be the absolute best if you’re going to compete at a high level, but how do you know [...]
Coach McKeefery continues his discussion with the Total Performance staff on summer football programming. Coach has some great insights how he has taken his past experiences and come up with the principles that he feels works best for his current program at Eastern Michigan University.
Coach McKeefery continues his discussion with the Total Performance staff on summer football programming. Throughout this segment listen in how coach McKeefery discuss how he addresses individual goals with players. Very insightful stuff on how to get to know your players and help them figure out and achieve their own personal goals. Enjoy!
Summer may have already started, but it’s never too late to analyze what you’re doing and make adjustments if necessary. Like most coaches, you’ve probably thought long and hard about what your team needs and created a summer program to meet those needs. If you’ve ever looked for advice on how to organize your summer [...]
Now that the school year’s coming to an end and summer training is about to start, it’s a good idea to choose some measureable lifts that you’ll focus on over the next few months. It doesn’t matter what you’ve been doing lately, as it’s always a good thing to evaluate your teams training before heading [...]
Not every football player has a machine as a means for neck training, however, strengthening the neck can be a part of any training program year round. Manual resistance exercises have been around for decades and more so now than ever they’re being used to consistently implement neck training. These exercises are performed when the [...]
The ability to control the lumbo-pelvic region and perform a proper hip hinge is fundamental to many strength training exercises such as the RDL, Clean, Snatch, Deadlift and Bent-Over Row. It’s probably one of the more difficult things to coach when an athlete has poor control over his pelvis, but teaching this movement can help [...]
A big part of our coaching job is to teach high school football players what weight to use for each exercise. Players will tell me they did 3 X 5 for bench press, but they can’t tell me why they chose their weight or what they did the week before on bench. They’ll tell me [...]
Former Maryland strength & conditioning coach Dwight Galt is now the Director of Performance Enhancement at Penn State, and they got their new program started a few weeks ago. Like every program in the country right now, the guys were all excited about the beginning of their program and looking forward to the new style [...]
Here are some key things to think about before you begin any sort of neck training for yourself or your football players. If you’re already doing neck training, hopefully this article can help evaluate the practices. This article is about the neck, but all of these principles can be applied to any form of strength [...]
Strength training the neck is important and I hope the “trickle down” affect keeps working. Professional football players take it seriously, large football universities take it seriously, the smaller football colleges are implementing it more and I hope to see more high school football programs take interest in doing it the right way. The number [...]