As sad as it can be to have your hopes of a championship season end in disappointment, the start of the off-season brings with it a new-found optimism for the season to come. If you’re anything like me you spend December and January evaluating where you are weak and what you need to do to improve for next year. Read this report to find out more on how to break up your off-season S&C system...
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As sad as it can be to have your hopes of a championship season end in disappointment, the start of the off-season brings with it a new-found optimism for the season to come. If you’re anything like me you spend December and January evaluating where you are weak and what you need to do to improve for next year. You set up your spring clinic schedule, your off-season team calendar, and you start to think about what to do with your off-season strength and conditioning regimen.
It is that last component, the strength and conditioning regimen, that I have been commissioned to write about in this article. The particular area that I want to focus on is how to create a comprehensive plan for your off-season training. After a decade of work as a high school strength coach, teacher, and on-field coach, I have learned a thing or two and I’m excited to see if I can offer any help.
Mapping Out the Calendar
The first task of creating a comprehensive strength and conditioning regimen is mapping out the different phases of the year. It’s a little different for everybody but here’s how I do it.
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As you can see, there is a lot to consider when designing an off-season strength and conditioning regimen. The key is to begin by mapping out your calendar and focusing on the goals that you want to accomplish in each phase of training. Once you know where you want to go and have mapped out a plan for getting there, you can really enjoy the journey of helping your student-athletes reach their off-season goals.
Meet Coach Piepgrass:Noel Piepgrass is a High School Coach in Exeter, CA. After spending time working in college weight rooms at Boston University and Fresno State University, he coached 9 years at Central Valley Christian High School where he developed a highly effective Strength and Conditioning program for grades 9-12 in addition to his responsibilities as a football and baseball coach. Upon leaving CVC and beginning a job as an Assistant Coach at Exeter High School, Coach Piepgrass packaged the program he had developed into OMNISTRONG: The Complete System for Team-Based Training. You can find out more about how OMNISTRONG can help you deliver an elite-level training program to your student-athletes by visiting www.omnistrong.net.