Physical Training Courses

Professional Development Courses for Teachers, Coaches, and Athletic Directors
  1. Speed Training
    Many athletes and coaches believe the myth that "speed is a gift you’re either born with or without." They don’t realize that there really are effective methods to run faster. This course will present easy-to-learn techniques which coaches can apply to any sport setting.
  2. Strength Training
    This course is designed to explore the relationship between strength training and athletic performance in young athletes. The participant will learn how to develop an individualized strength training program for both young athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
  3. Cross Training
    Excelling in any sport requires the athlete to achieve and maintain high level conditioning without over-training. All athletes need strength, power, quickness, and flexibility in order to successfully compete but most don’t know how to achieve this year-round. This course will explore how to add new training methods to the athlete’s current program.
  4. Stretching
    Flexibility is essential for individuals who want to perform well in sports, maintain the benefits of fitness, and reduce their risk of injury. During this course, participants will learn why individuals lose flexibility and how they can regain and maintain it through a safe, effective stretching program. Participants will learn how to test an athlete’s range of motion for all major joints using simple tests.
  5. Nutrition for Sports
    Proper nutrition is essential for individuals who want to perform well in sports, maintain the benefits of fitness, reduce their risk of injury, and prevent nutrition-related diseases. During this course, participants will learn how easy it is for athletes to maintain a balanced and healthy diet.
  6. Advanced Strength
    This course is designed to provide the high school coach or teacher with the tools to maximize the muscular strength and power of their student athletes by applying the latest breakthroughs in scientific research to his/her advanced training program.
  7. Periodization
    Periodization training is a year-round conditioning program structured into phases to meet sport-specific goals. It is based on the principle that by varying the timing and intensity of the workouts, the greatest gains in strength, speed, power, and endurance can be achieved.
  8. Power Training
    Optimal power—the ideal combination of speed and strength—is the difference between a good athlete and a great athlete. This course provides all the tools to build sport-specific power and allow you to attain the highest level of performance. Every sport has unique power demands.
  9. Advanced Nutrition
    The best conditioning programs and technical instruction are beneficial only if the body’s engine is properly fueled and ready to operate at peak efficiency. Far beyond the typical food pyramid formula, this course presents advanced nutritional concepts, which include: a) Timing of meals, b) Digesting optimal ratios, and c) Consuming the right amount of fluid and electrolytes.
  10. Plyometric Training
    Plyometrics refers to exercise that enables a muscle to reach maximal strength in as short a time as possible. Such exercises usually involve some form of jumping, but other modes of exercise exist. This course is designed to teach the high school coach or teacher how plyometric training works, why they are used, and how to integrate them into a complete training program.
  11. Interval Training
    The concept of interval training has exploded in recent years with the popularity of CrossFit™, P90X™, and other high intensity training programs. However, interval training can also compliment the student athlete preparing for regular season games and peaking at the end of the season. It is important to minimize the effects of fatigue while building and maintaining muscle mass.