Personal Training for High School Athletes – Strength Coaching for High School – Vince McConnell Coaching
What is the role of a personal strength conditioning coach in the progress of an athlete who is already in a strength-conditioning program in a school or in a team structure? If there’s a conflict between the personal coach and the team coach, is it necessary? How do you structure your program to get the best for the athlete and still honor the team? In Strength Coaching for High School, Coach Vince McConnell presents his thoughts based on his long history of athletic team involvement, and in working with team coaches and athletes.
“The innate limitations within a strength and conditioning program in a school are obvious. There’s limited time and, in many cases, limited knowledge and expertise, regardless of all the overindulging information we see on the internet. There’s just as much misinformation as there is good information out there.
“In dealing with the collegiate player, we want to get as much firsthand information as we can, so we’re actually working with the school program as opposed to being two islands unto themselves. This can actually create significant conflict with the athlete. We want to avoid that as much as possible.” ~Vince McConnell
• The process of assessment
• Communication between Coach and athlete
• The Functional Movement Screen
• Warm up and Preparation Phase
• Mobility and Activation
• Corrective exercise
Vince McConnell has been an athletic performance coach since 1983, a sports and fitness writer and is a life-long athlete and owns a private training facility called McConnell Athletics in Fairhope, Alabama.
Vince McConnell has a very unique method of training athletes, especially the high school player involved in a workout program at school. Most high schools have a weight training period, and depending on the setup of the school program, it can be very good and thorough and yet many kids slip through the cracks. Vince takes the athlete and streamlines each workout to fit the needs not being met in the high school program. Vince attracts athletes by pushing them to meet the goals they have set for themselves, and by being able to adjust any workout to the need of each athlete on any given day. ~Mark Lasseter, Myschoolsports247.com