Strength Coach Concepts http://strengthcoachconcepts.com Strength Coach Concepts en-us George Washington Men's Basketball National Mall Workouts <img src="http://strengthcoachconcepts.com//images/userPics/1456064727_7862.jpg" alt="" /><br /><p><br /> <object style="width: 500px; height: 250px;" width="500" height="250" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/29QBATKAJ0Y" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><br /> <param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/29QBATKAJ0Y" /><br /> </object><br /> </p><br /><br />(To read and post comments for this entry, visit <a href="http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/George+Washington+Men%5C%27s+Basketball+National+Mall+Workouts">http://strengthcoachconcepts.com</a>)<hr /> http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/George+Washington+Men%5C%27s+Basketball+National+Mall+Workouts http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/George+Washington+Men%5C%27s+Basketball+National+Mall+Workouts The Laws of Strength and Conditioning: An Athletes Agreement <img src="http://strengthcoachconcepts.com//images/userPics/1455821429_7551.jpg" alt="" /><br /><p><em>The Laws of Strength and Conditioning: An Athletes Agreement</em></p><br /> <p><em>By Matthew Johnson, M.S, CSCS&nbsp;</em></p><br /> <p>At George Washington University we value the coach-athlete relationship. &nbsp;In order to reach peak performance both parties are responsible. &nbsp;As strength coaches, our job is to motivate, educate, plan and provide structure to our athletes performance enhancement. &nbsp;</p><br /> <p>Below is a list of standards (in order of importance) that our athletes must understand, agree and adhere to during training.&nbsp;</p><br /> <p>&nbsp;1.&nbsp;<strong>Coachable: </strong>Athletes must accept coaching at all times. &nbsp;As strength coaches, it is our job to identify technique flaws, low effort or bad attitudes. &nbsp;Athletes should never wear earmuffs. They must listen and absorb what we are communicating.&nbsp;</p><br /> <p>&nbsp;2.&nbsp;<strong>Effort:</strong>&nbsp; Plain and simple, maximum effort maximizes results. When training a group their effort level shouldn&rsquo;t waver. It&rsquo;s not an easy thing to do but it is tremendously important for the long-term development of your athletes.</p><br /> <p>&nbsp;3.&nbsp;<strong>Championship Culture: &nbsp;</strong>The weight room is were high amplitude energy and positive attitudes reside. &nbsp;Athletes that radiate negativity or low energy put a damper on things. &nbsp;Fill the weight room with an elite culture: smiles, cheers, clapping, and words of encouragement all build this. &nbsp;&ldquo;Champions behave like Champions before they&rsquo;re Champions. &nbsp;They have a winning standard of performance before they are winners.&rdquo; - Bill Walsh</p><br /> <p>&nbsp;4.&nbsp;<strong>Nutrition: </strong>Athletes&nbsp;must understand that they can&rsquo;t out train bad nutrition. &nbsp;If your athletes want to go 0 to 60 in record time they better feed the machine with high quality fuel. They must train themselves at the table before training in the weigh room. &nbsp;If not, they are spinning their wheels. They are applying effort to the gas pedal but their poor nutrition is the e-brake holding them back.</p><br /> <p>&nbsp;5.&nbsp;<strong>Sleep:&nbsp;</strong>In order to train hard you must recover harder. &nbsp;Sleep is one of the oldest and most effective recovery modes there is. &nbsp;Best part is it's FREE! Make sure you are getting your zzzz&rsquo;s so you can gain those lift lbs.&nbsp;</p><br /> <p>&nbsp;6.&nbsp;<strong>Technique:</strong>&nbsp;&ldquo;Quality not Quantity&rdquo; should ring through the ears of every athlete. &nbsp;No matter the lift, it needs to be executed with precision. &nbsp;Poor technique can delay strength development. &nbsp;More importantly, athletes can get injured! Take pride in your reps, they are your billboard as a coach.</p><br /> <p>&nbsp;7.&nbsp;<strong>Supplemental Training: &nbsp;</strong>We&nbsp;should never turn away an athlete wanting to complete extra work. Why? Who do you know that failed a test or class doing extra credit? Working hard and smart is a proven recipe for success. &nbsp;But performing extra work may be counterproductive to your training focus. &nbsp;For example: &nbsp;A max strength phase has been installed. On active recovery days your athlete runs 5 miles. &nbsp;The physiological impact of aerobic training erases the max strength work. &nbsp;Athletes wanting to complete extra work should seek the advice of their strength coach. We are the experts; they must use us.</p><br /> <p>&nbsp;8.&nbsp;<strong>Training Frequency:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&ldquo;We are what we repeatably do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.&rdquo; Improvement is a byproduct of many sets, reps and sessions. &nbsp;Athletes&nbsp;must train consistently and follow the plan we have outlined. &nbsp;Make sure your athletes complete "make ups" if a conflict arises that prevents them from attending scheduled sessions. Lapses in training only slow momentum.</p><br /> <p>&nbsp;9.&nbsp;<strong>Trust:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;Athletes must trust the training program. &nbsp;Any skepticism will skew the outcome. &nbsp;Coaches must educate their athletes so they believe in the process. &nbsp;As coaches, we can get them where they need to be. &nbsp;The athlete must trust our direction. Explaining WHY is the best way to establish trust.</p><br /> <p>10.&nbsp;<strong>Have Fun:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;In my experience, athletes that have a blast in the weight room always improve. &nbsp;Athletes should be excited and find enjoyment in their development. If they aren't, look in the mirror. &nbsp;Attitude and energy reflect leadership. The weight room should be an energy bunker. They should enjoy entering it with the mindset of preparing to win a championship. &nbsp;Encourage them to put on a smile and go to work!</p><br /> <p>Train Hard. Fuel Smart. Work Your Plan!</p><br /> <p>-MJ</p><br /><br />(To read and post comments for this entry, visit <a href="http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/The+Laws+of+Strength+and+Conditioning%3A+An+Athletes+Agreement">http://strengthcoachconcepts.com</a>)<hr /> http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/The+Laws+of+Strength+and+Conditioning%3A+An+Athletes+Agreement http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/The+Laws+of+Strength+and+Conditioning%3A+An+Athletes+Agreement Player Coach <img src="http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/images/userPics/1455819494_6778.jpg" alt="" /><br /><p><img src="/images/userPics/tinymce/Screen Shot 2016-02-18 at 1.15.37 PM.png" alt="" width="550" /></p><br /><br />(To read and post comments for this entry, visit <a href="http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/Player+Coach">http://strengthcoachconcepts.com</a>)<hr /> http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/Player+Coach http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/Player+Coach The Road to Success <img src="http://strengthcoachconcepts.com//images/userPics/1455819176_7715.jpg" alt="" /><br /><p><img src="/images/userPics/tinymce/Screen Shot 2016-02-18 at 1.09.41 PM.png" alt="" width="550" /></p><br /><br />(To read and post comments for this entry, visit <a href="http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/The+Road+to+Success">http://strengthcoachconcepts.com</a>)<hr /> http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/The+Road+to+Success http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/The+Road+to+Success Be A Pioneer <img src="http://strengthcoachconcepts.com//images/userPics/1455818795_1038.jpg" alt="" /><br /><p><img src="/images/userPics/tinymce/Screen Shot 2016-02-18 at 1.04.40 PM.png" alt="" width="550" /></p><br /><br />(To read and post comments for this entry, visit <a href="http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/Be+A+Pioneer">http://strengthcoachconcepts.com</a>)<hr /> http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/Be+A+Pioneer http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/Be+A+Pioneer 86,400 Seconds <img src="http://strengthcoachconcepts.com//images/userPics/1455818358_9444.jpg" alt="" /><br /><p><img src="/images/userPics/tinymce/Screen Shot 2016-02-18 at 12.56.37 PM.png" alt="" width="550" height="558" /></p><br /><br />(To read and post comments for this entry, visit <a href="http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/86%2C400+Seconds">http://strengthcoachconcepts.com</a>)<hr /> http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/86%2C400+Seconds http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/86%2C400+Seconds Speed Hurdle Drills for Basketball Athletes (VIDEO) <img src="http://strengthcoachconcepts.com//images/userPics/1399921103_1667.jpg" alt="" /><br /><p><br /> <object style="width: 500px; 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height: 350px;" width="500" height="350" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/cTI-D5Roqq4&amp;feature" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><br /> <param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/cTI-D5Roqq4&amp;feature" /><br /> </object><br /> </p><br /> <div>Follow me on<a href="http://www.twitter.com/strengthcoachmj"> twitter </a>for daily basketball speed and agility tips!</div><br /> <div></div><br /> <div>Matthew Johnson, M.S, CSCS</div><br /> <div>@strengthcoachmj</div><br /><br />(To read and post comments for this entry, visit <a href="http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/10+Medicine+Ball+Speed+Drills+%28VIDEO%29">http://strengthcoachconcepts.com</a>)<hr /> http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/10+Medicine+Ball+Speed+Drills+%28VIDEO%29 http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/10+Medicine+Ball+Speed+Drills+%28VIDEO%29 Basketball Speed and Agility Tips <img src="http://strengthcoachconcepts.com//images/userPics/1367712252_9038.jpg" alt="" /><br /><p>Starting May 1st 2013 until the end of August 2013 I will be posting <span style="text-decoration: underline;">daily</span> basketball speed and agility tips for players and coaches via my <a href="http://www.twitter.com/strengthcoachmj">twitter</a> account. Speed and agility training is my passion and I have always taken a vested interest in developing new methods to enhance my athletes speed! I am excited to share my knowledge and expertise in the upcoming months. 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http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/Interview+with+DMV+Elite 2011 Montrose Christian Basketball Coaches Clinic <img src="http://strengthcoachconcepts.com//images/userPics/1316809083_3356.jpg" alt="" /><br /><p>On Saturday October 1st Montrose Christian Basketball will be hosting a Fall Coaches Clinic. &nbsp;I am honored to speak with such a great lineup of presenters. &nbsp;My topic is on how to develop a basketball strength and conditioning program. &nbsp;I have listed the Division 1 coaches who will be in attendance, along with their presentation topics. &nbsp;</p><br /> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Montrose Christian Coaches Clinic (2011) Presenters</strong></p><br /> <p style="text-align: left;">Mark Turgeon (Head Coach <a href="http://www.umterps.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/turgeon_mark00.html">University of Maryland</a>): Build your man to man defense</p><br /> <p style="text-align: left;">Kevin Sutton (Assitant Coach&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gwsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/sutton_kevin00.html">George Washington University</a>): Player development</p><br /> <p style="text-align: left;">Mark Few (Head Coach <a href="http://www.gozags.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=627530&amp;SPID=90846&amp;DB_LANG=C&amp;DB_OEM_ID=26400&amp;ATCLID=205173778&amp;Q_SEASON=2011">Gonzaga</a>): 4 out motion and inbounds plays</p><br /> <p style="text-align: left;">Paul Hewitt (Head Coach <a href="http://www.gomason.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=606512&amp;SPID=80389&amp;DB_LANG=C&amp;DB_OEM_ID=25200&amp;ATCLID=205145864&amp;Q_SEASON=2011">George Mason</a>): Defend and execute the pick and roll</p><br /> <p style="text-align: left;">Rick Barnes (Head Coach <a href="http://www.texassports.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/barnes_rick00.html">Texas</a>): &nbsp;Offensive sets and quick hitters</p><br /> <p style="text-align: left;">Matt Johnson (S&amp;C Coach <a href="http://www.montrosebasketball.com">Montrose Christian</a>): Player strength and conditioning</p><br /> <p style="text-align: left;">Stu Vetter (Head Coach <a href="http://www.montrosebasketball.com">Montrose Christian</a>): &nbsp;Practice planning and execution</p><br /> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Clinic Information and Registration</strong></p><br /> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Date: </strong>Saturday October 1st 2011</p><br /> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Time:</strong> 9am-6:30pm</p><br /> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Admission: </strong>$45 before September 29th &nbsp;$55 at the door</p><br /> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Registration:</strong> Contact Coach Mark Vincent <span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS';"><a href="mailto:mvincent.montrosebasketball@gmail.com">mvincent.montrosebasketball@gmail.com</a></span></p><br /> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS';">For more information <a href="https://viewer.zoho.com/docs/sa1fo" target="_blank">Click to View</a>&nbsp;the Clinic brochure.</span></p><br /> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS';"><img src="webkit-fake-url://38CE497E-C33B-4188-BB18-A009F5161498/image.tiff" alt="" /></span></p><br /><br />(To read and post comments for this entry, visit <a href="http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/2011+Montrose+Christian+Basketball+Coaches+Clinic">http://strengthcoachconcepts.com</a>)<hr /> http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/2011+Montrose+Christian+Basketball+Coaches+Clinic http://strengthcoachconcepts.com/blog/2011+Montrose+Christian+Basketball+Coaches+Clinic