David Neill – Rewards of a Unified Approach to Programming – Episode 27

Sometimes it can seem like an impossible task to untangle the programming mess caused by athletes playing multiple sports, at different stages of development, with overlapping seasons – especially at the high school level. That’s exactly why the 2020 NHSSCA Southwest Region Coach of the Year, David Neill, takes a unified approach to his strength and conditioning program at Liberty …

Micah Kurtz – Understand And Demonstrate Your Value – Episode 26

When it comes to making business decisions within the school sports space, if it doesn’t make dollars, it doesn’t make sense. Coaches have to keep this in mind as they try and elevate themselves and the profession as a whole. In this episode, Micah Kurtz, the director of sports performance at Windermere Preparatory School (Fla.), discusses the ways strength and …

Stephanie Mock – Covid Coaching Adjustments – Episode 25

With the pandemic impacting nearly every aspect of coaching, many have been left to figure out how to make effective coaching adjustments in previously uncharted territory. In this episode, Stephanie Mock, director of strength and conditioning for Olympic sports at Mississippi State University, gives her thoughts on how her staff has handled this unprecedented year. Three Cycle Strength Episode Rundown: …

Garrett Keith – Transforming Your Coaching Staff from Inside Out – Episode 24

Many strength and conditioning coaches are doing an excellent job of making a lasting impact on their athletes’ lives. In this episode, Garrett Keith, strength and conditioning coach at Westminster Christian Academy in Huntsville, Alabama, shares how his program has taken steps to be more intentional about every coach on staff looking first for improvement within. By coaching each other, …

Kevin Vanderbush – Your Athletes Are Your Coaching Legacy – Episode 22

NHSSCA co-founder Kevin Vanderbush has been a high school strength coach for almost four decades. On this episode, he shares some of the most critical advice he has to offer about working with high school athletes. Three Cycle Strength Episode Rundown: Kevin Vanderbush The Year of the Virtual: 3:49 State of the NHSSCA: 6:16 The Impact of Athletes on a …

Tommy Moffitt – Still Geauxing Strong – Episode 20

In this episode with the director of strength and conditioning for the reigning national champs, Tommy Moffitt details some of the reasons why he has been successful for so long in the profession he loves, what made the 2019 LSU team special and how he continues to push the envelope in everything the Tigers do. Three Cycle Strength Episode Rundown: …

Corliss Fingers – Why Diversity in Athletics Matters – Episode 19

There has never been a better time than right now to have an open and honest discussion about racism in athletics, and why diversity is critical to the future we all hope to build. Corliss Fingers, the director of strength and conditioning at Bethune-Cookman University, shares her experience as a female African-American coach in a profession where there just aren’t …

Gary Schofield – What It Means To Be A High School Strength Coach – Episode 18

Few people have done more to raise the profile of the high school strength and conditioning coach in recent years than Gary Schofield. In this wide-ranging conversation, he shares what it means to him to be a high school strength coach and what’s in the works at the NHSSCA, as well as some perspective and wisdom gained over the course …

Zach Fears – Do You Even VBT? – Episode 17

Velocity-based training (VBT) isn’t new, but there are still a lot of coaches who have yet to leverage its full potential. In this episode, Zach Fears, the director of strength and conditioning at Southeastern Oklahoma State, shares why he is a firm believer in VBT, what it has done for the SEOSU athletic program and some of the basics you …

Keir Wenham-Flatt – Is This the Condition That I Feared? – Episode 16

Keir Wenham-Flatt took a circuitous route to his current role as the strength coach for William & Mary football. His experience coaching pro rugby athletes all over the world reveals an important truth coaches can benefit from – failure isn’t the terrifying outcome we believe it to be. Three Cycle Strength Episode Rundown: Keir Wenham-Flatt Where in the World Is …