Youth Training

Yesterday, I created a fun infographic on ladder drills. At first, I thought I would receive hate mail, but overall, the response was positive. Here is the infographic: At first glance, my design skills are stellar. At second glance, holy shit? Ladders don't help with speed? Has the world...

I'll try not to make this post a dissertation. Although, managing the in-season youth athlete must be done with great care, so I want to ensure this is detailed and comprehensive. For the length of my career in performance training and team coaching, I've seen a myriad...

Today's post will be short. There's no denying that coaching is an art: we plan drills, program fitness programs, teach lifts, and play the part of psychologists. And I'd argue that psychology is one the of the most critical components. I was inspired to write this piece after a...

I'm not perfect. In fact, far, far from it. First and foremost, I have an obsession with Lord of the Rings. I've watched all of the extended DVDs, gotten Tolkien quotes tattooed on my ribs, and bought a replica of the Ring of Power. Oh, and I'd argue...

If you haven't heard of the #BearCrawlChallengeSweepstakes, it's time to get crawling. Kohl's is awarding a $1,000 prize to one lucky crawler who demonstrates the most badass bear crawl known to man. Now, they didn't specify what they're judging on, but if its on looks, creativity, and...

I'm going to get right into the meat of this post: I turned down a Division 1 soccer scholarship. Actually, a handful: George Washington University, University of Maryland, and University of Wisconsin. And you're probably thinking, 'what an IDIOT.' Sure, in retrospect, I'll always wonder "what if." Would...

POP! Crack. "Shit." Knee injuries sound a little something like that, right? I'll be honest: the pop of any knee tear is the most disheartening thing an athlete can hear. And quite arguably, worse than hearing Tracy Anderson preach the use of weights lower than 5 pounds. Or Donald...

Bear with me. I understand there's a plethora of single leg exercises that should be incorporated into a soccer strength and conditioning program. And you're probably wondering how I'm narrowing this list down to just 7 exercises. First off, 7 is a cool number. Second, my GoPro...