Over the past few months I have had the opportunity to speak in front of over 3,000 athletes, parents, and coaches across the United States. One of the topics that seems to come up all too often is how to address the mental attribute of ‘Self-Discipline’, something that all of us struggle with at one […]
Tonight as I was walking out of the HQ4 Baseball Academy from working with a U-9 Baseball team and taking them through ‘Speed School’, a question came up asking me ‘But shouldn’t they run on their toes? What if we were to put them in some sort of higher heeled shoe?’ The whole topic of […]
Back in 2001-2004 I started the first ever Soccer Speed Academy and had the opportunity to influence hundreds of young players. After seven years of being inactive, I am proud to announce that the Soccer Speed Academy programs are back! My good friend and coaching colleague John Lytton is opening the first ever facility COMPLETELY […]
I am so excited today! The weather here is a cool 62 degrees…PERFECT for high school football. This afternoon I am heading down to give the pre-game talk to the Byrnes High School Football program. They are playing Gaffney High School and both are ranked in the top 10 in the state. This is one […]
Checkout some of the football speed drills in the following video. It will give a good inside look as to how we work on changing direction.
You might not be a Michael Vick fan but it is hard to argue against the fact that he is still one of the fastest players in the NFL. Checkout the picture here of Michael Vick and you will notice two key things that help to make him so quick: Body Lean– one of the […]
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Many thanks to Joel Franklin for inviting me to be a part of his vision for the National Lacrosse Classic! It was a fantastic event and I was excited to have met so many incredible families. This year I was priviledged to give a ‘Parent Your Best’ presentation as well as a ‘Ready To Play’ […]
This coming weekend will be the NSCA Southeastern Regional Conference held in Atlanta. I hope all of you can make it as it looks to be lots of fun! The format is a little different this year as the NSCA is actually trying out some new things. Be sure and checkout Charlie Weingroff’s presentation on […]
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