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By X&O Labs Research Team


How one coaching staff, who grew tired of early playoff exits, made an off-season change that played a crucial role in an undefeated state championship...

 



 

How one coaching staff, who grew tired of early playoff exits, made an off-season change that played a crucial role in an undefeated state championship...

 

By X&O Labs Research Team

 

 

How close is your school to becoming a championship program?

Are you one-step away… or three or four?

Either way, you’ll want to pay close attention to this report. It’s going to show you how you can either take the next step towards building a championship program or take the one-step you need to get your next championship…

This is a case study about one high school program that was close to reaching their goals; they were admittedly a few steps away after a disappointing season.

That was when they made a decision that had an enormous impact on their program and was one of several trigger points that led to an undefeated, championship season.

Let’s start at the beginning…

What makes a Championship program?

Great coaching, an accountability culture, driven athletes, and high school athlete’s mobile phones.

Wait, what?  

Yup, that’s what Terry Wilson, Assistant Football Coach and Strength Coach for Chippewa Valley High School (CVHS) in Michigan believes, and it’s hard to argue with him based upon his results.

Last off-season he was looking for a way to give his team an edge in the weight room and take the big step from 8-1 and a playoff loss to the next level. That’s when he came across X&O Labs’ review of MaxOne, the powerful all-in-one coaching platform (MaxOne is a sponsor of X&O Labs, but we’d still use their app even if they weren’t).

The CVHS “Big Reds” are now the Division 1 State Football champions and attribute some of their success to MaxOne. We wanted to find out why.

So, we sat down with Coach Wilson to learn some more. We were intrigued by the subtle, but substantial ways that MaxOne helped Chippewa Valley become undefeated state champs.

 

Awaken the Beast: The Culture of the Weight Room
Built on Competition and Accountability

 

“The way MaxOne helped us get to the state championship game, and ultimately win it, was by creating a culture of competition in the weight room, that we didn’t have before.” - Coach Wilson.

 

Champions love to compete, and great programs build a culture around competition in everything they do, not just on the field but off the field too.

Schedule a 15 minute demo: http://www.gomaxone.com/sports/football-request-demo

 

Live leaderboards in MaxOne pushed athletes for more weight and higher reps in the weight room each and every day. Athletes were ecstatic to see where they would stack up on the leaderboard in comparison to the rest of the team.

Chippewa Valley football players competed on multiple leaderboards from cumulative all the way down to max testing of core lifts. The total points leaderboard creates a ranking system where over time, as athletes complete exercises and workouts they are given points, allowing coaches and other athletes to see who’s actually doing the work and putting in the most time in the weight room. Performance tracking allows athletes and coaches to keep track of max tests and tracking of core lifts over time.

 

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EXAMPLE MAXONE LEADERBOARDS

 

The MaxOne mobile app is on athletes’ phones and encouraged them to hold themselves accountable as they worked their way through the program. This gave coaches a line of sight into who was working the hardest and who improved the most. Additionally, MaxOne enabled coach Wilson to offer a “Feast of Champions” for the Leaderboard leaders, which made athletes dig a little deeper.

 

Evolving the Weight Program
32% Increase in Efficiency + Cost Savings

Like many programs, Chippewa used traditional tools like laminated printouts that each athlete would cross-reference against resources on the training room walls. While this solution accomplished the task at hand, costs for lost or damaged materials took needed resources away from areas where football programs could use them most, like new equipment.

Once CVHS switched over to MaxOne the change was apparent the first day, athletes couldn’t lose printouts and completed their workouts in 8-10 minutes less time (25% time savings), meaning students could get their school work completed sooner or get to work studying playbooks. MaxOne resulted in cost and time-savings wins that not even coach Wilson expected.

Schedule a 15 minute demo: http://www.gomaxone.com/sports/football-request-demo

 

Before MaxOne, just like his athletes, Coach Wilson had spent hours creating a workout card for every athlete. These printed workout cards would inevitably get lost which created more work and cost for the program. By bringing their program to a digital MaxOne app, Chippewa Valley eliminated a recurring expense and opened up the funds to be used elsewhere.

Coach Wilson has their whole strength program pre-built in the MaxOne platform so now he can share the workout of the day with a simple click of a button.   

 

Speak the Champion’s Language
The modern athlete's advantage: Technology

From the moment the Chippewa Valley Big Reds started with MaxOne, Coach Wilson and the coaching staff instantly saw excitement from athletes.

The Chippewa Valley Football Team leverages the MaxOne training platform to tie every aspect of conditioning to tracking all-in-one spot. Team communications, organizational features such as calendars, and training videos are all encompassed within the all-in-one training tool.

 

“We now have one central view of our athletes and parents, that keeps everyone on the same page, we were able to keep our athletes physically fit, injury free, and kept our conditioning at a high level the entire season.” - Coach Wilson.

 

Messaging the entire team, parents and athletic directors ensured everyone was on the same page. And when everyone is lock-step on the same page, everyone wins.

 

MaxOne Can Help Take YOUR Program to the Next Level, Here’s How…

 

Chippewa Valley High School was already a great program.

What MaxOne did was remove the overhead that takes both athletes’ and coaches’ minds off of getting better. It streamlines administrative functions, like scheduling, communications, while elevating competition and accountability within training through a technology that is always with today’s modern athletes—their mobile phones.

It may seem simple, but remember champions are built from the basics up, like blocking and tackling. We’re confident that MaxOne will be a mandatory tool for any championship caliber program, like a mouth guard or helmet. So, do you want to catch up, or do you want to lead champions like Coach Wilson?

 

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If you’d like more information on using MaxOne in your program, simply use the button above or contact Drew Zwiers at MaxOne. Drew has been helping many high school coaches this off-season, just like Coach Wilson, and he’ll walk you through how you can use MaxOne in your program, too.

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