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, …

Kayla Martin – Fundamentals of Performance Nutrition – Episode 23

Understanding the fundamentals of performance nutrition is critical for any serious strength and conditioning program. In this conversation, Kayla Martin, the Assistant Athletic Director of Performance Nutrition Services at Penn State, shares the basic framework of how her nutrition team functions, some basic concepts to get started and some ideas for what to invest in with a limited budget. Three …

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 …

Mike Tucker – Acquiring a Particular Set of Skills – Episode 15

Strength and conditioning coaches are experts at weight room programming, expertly wielding tools like racks, bars and plates to build their athletes. But many coaches may be failing to use their knowledge of athletic performance to help athletes acquire the particular skill set they need to reach their potential within competition. In this episode, Mike Tucker, strength and conditioning coach …