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 …

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 …

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 …

Lee Weber – Training Like Cats, Not Dogs – Episode 11

Faster athletes will cover a multitude of other shortcomings in an athletic program. That’s why Lee Weber, the head strength and conditioning and football coach at Rose Hill High School in Kansas, prioritizes training speed in his programming. Not only does Weber make speed a priority, he has invested some serious time into understanding how to train speed optimally. Heavily …

Tobias Jacobi – Educators and Students of Athletic Performance – Episode 7

Tobias Jacobi fills a lot of roles at Strong Rock Christian School in Locust Grove, Georgia. He takes each of them seriously, including the title of educator, which he embraces in a way that brings both job security and a fresh perspective on his role as a strength coach. As an Associate A.D. and strength coach, he advocates for his athletes …