The Best of Tools of the Trade from 2020

If you’re looking for sage advice on how best to invest your athletic performance budget in 2021, look no further than this compilation of recommendations about products and services from some of the best strength coaches in the country. About Three Cycle Strength Three Cycle Strength offers best practices, coaching philosophy and product information from the experts in every category affecting …

Joe Kenn – New Perspective and “Learning How the Sausage Is Made” – Episode 32

Coach Joe Kenn has been a well-known and respected name in the field of strength and conditioning for decades. Now, with a new chapter in his career as part of a leading equipment supplier, he’s growing and adding to his skillset by learning about all the hard work that goes into manufacturing and delivering products and services in the athletic …

Jon-Michael Davis – Relationships Bridge the Gap Between Vision and Reality – Episode 30

With all that strength and conditioning coaches have to worry about, it’s imperative to remember the most fundamental building blocks for any good program – relationships. Jon-Michael Davis, Associate Athletics Director for Sports and Human Performance at Eastern Kentucky University, talks all about how relationships have been critical in navigating the pandemic, designing their weight room and getting the most …

Ethan Reeve And Stacey Torman – Listening And Leading – Episode 29

CSCCa President Ethan Reeve and Vice President Stacey Torman weigh in on a bevy of challenges facing strength and conditioning coaches today. As this challenging year draws to a close, they encourage coaches to lead by example and listen to their peers, sport coaches and athletes to secure a bright future for athletics and the profession. Three Cycle Strength Episode …

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 …

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: …

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 …

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 …

Michelle Diltz – Intentional Self Evaluation – Episode 14

The University of Alabama may be famous for their dominant football program, but there are a lot of elite athletes being trained in Tuscaloosa that have never stepped on the gridiron. Their strength coach, Michelle Diltz, has been one of the best in the profession for the last 15 years. In this conversation, Diltz shares how this unusual year allowed …

Don Day – The Dangers of Arrogance – Episode 12

Don Day opens up about the mistakes he made earlier in his career, how he learned from those mistakes and why he feels arrogance presents a huge pitfall for young strength and conditioning coaches. The director of strength and conditioning for Olympic sports at Georgia Southern University seemed to be on the fast track to becoming a high-paid, Power-Five football …