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High School Football Performance Training

Program Is for Current 8th through 11th Graders

As the saying goes, there are many ways to skin a cat. The same is true for training athletes. In fact, each athlete is unique and may need to be trained differently to get the desired outcome. I have met many coaches who have different opinions, experiences, and coaching techniques than myself, and still produce optimal athletes.

But, my goal for Football Performance System is to trim the fat, and focus on training principles that consistently deliver results. When we focus on training these modalities it has shown us improvement time and time again with athletes of all different ages and levels. Below, I want to touch on the modalities we will be using.

  • SPEED TRAINING-  We will place an emphasis on increasing the athletes acceleration and top speed, as well as their ability to change directions efficiently so they can move better on the field. 

  • POWER TRAINING- Power is the key to transition your strength into speed and jumping ability. As the program moves along, we need to focus on moving the athlete throughout the Speed/Strength Continuum in order to transfer absolute strength into relative strength so the athlete can produce more force from each step on the field. One big player in building relative force is plyometrics.

  • STRENGTH TRAINING- As stated prior, the focal point of this program is to build the body’s overall absolute strength and transition it to relative strength. 

  • To achieve this, we’ll use a four day split, where two days consist of upper body training, and two days consist of lower body training. Of these two days, one day will focus on building absolute strength, while the other will emphasize relative strength by utilizing tempos and various loads with our compound lifts.

  • ABSOLUTE STRENGTH- We’ll build strength in this portion, and others, by using simple progressive overload. Each week, we’ll decrease the volume (amount of repetitions) while increasing the intensity or load (amount of weight lifted). Every 4th week, we’ll deload, and then repeat. Training in this fashion allows us to stay fresh and continually experience strength gains.

  • STRENGTH-SPEED- There are a variety of methods we’ll use to build strength-speed, but the method we’ll use in the weight room to develop this kind of strength is coined Triphasic Training.

  • Auxiliaries- To supplement the compound lifts we use to build strength, we’ll use accessory movements to maintain balance in the body and further build strength.

Trainings Will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday



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