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Off-Season Training Key To Building Faster, Stronger Players

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© April, 2002

by Mike Hays
Assistant Football Coach, Clay Center Community High School, Clay Center, Kan.

AT THE CONCLUSION of your season, all players not involved in a winter or spring sport should be expected to participate in your winter and spring conditioning training cycles. During the winter and spring cycles, your players should work toward developing their base strength, lifting techniques, balance and agility, while performing speed drills and jump circuit-training.

The bread and butter of our strength and conditioning program is the summer conditioning cycle. Itís in this phase of the conditioning program that we see the greatest gains in the greatest number of athletes. Itís also when most of our athletes are participating in the program. We run our summer p ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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