SMARTER Team Training

SMARTER Team Training

  • Dave Van Halanger: A STT Exclusive

    Apr 12, 2014 | 29 min
    Dave Van Halanger was named Director of Player Welfare after serving ten years as Director of Strength and Conditioning for the University of Georgia. During his time at UGA, he has been part of a staff that has led Georgia to 106 victories, two SEC championships, four SEC Eastern Division titles, seven bowl victories, and six top ten finishes in the final national polls including No. 2 in 2007 and No. 3 in 2002. Van Halanger spent 18 years as FSU's strength and conditioning coach and five years as head strength coach at his alma mater, West Virginia, where he is credited with starting WVU's first organized weight training program. Van Halanger has worked with 29 consecutive bowl teams spann...
  • Scott Savor: A STT Exclusive

    Apr 12, 2014 | 31 min
    The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too. Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on iTunes and iHeartRadio at http://sttpodcast.com . Join STT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . Subscribe to STT on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . And follow us on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SMARTERTeam . SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team d...
  • Dr. Jeremy Bettle: A STT Exclusive

    Mar 20, 2014 | 26 min
    Dr. Jeremy Bettle joined the Nets after serving at UC Santa Barbara as Director of Sports Performance as well as Assistant Athletics Director. At UCSB, he was directly responsible for the strength and conditioning of all 20 intercollegiate programs. Prior to joining UCSB, Bettle was the Director of Wellness and Athletic Programs for Hayashida Physical Therapy in Santa Barbara, while also serving as the regional strength and conditioning coach for USA Rugby. Bettle has also held positions as a strength and conditioning coach at Middle Tennessee State University, a technical manager for USA Rugby, and a speed development consultant with Viadana Rugby, the premier professional rugby organizatio...
  • Jeremy Scott: A STT Exclusive

    Mar 13, 2014 | 31 min
    Jeremy Scott, who has spent his career optimizing the performance of collegiate and professional athletes, is the head strength and conditioning coach for football at Temple University. Coach Scott previously spent 14 seasons at Penn State as the speed development coach and assistant strength and conditioning coach for the football program. He was responsible for developing players’ speed, reaction, agility, quickness and acceleration, as well as working on proper running mechanics and high-intensity strength training. His expertise was a valuable resource in lowering 40-yard sprint times and preparing players for the drills used in evaluation at the NFL combines. After PSU and prior to Temp...
  • Speed, Squats, Coaching And More

    Mar 08, 2014 | 24 min
    There have been many requests to share Coach Taylor's presentations on the STT Audio Interview Series. In this BONUS EPISODE on STTPodcast.com you can listen to a conversation Rob has with over 1,000 football coaches in attendance talking speed mechanics, squatting tips and tendencies, enhancing yourself as a coach, and much more. The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too. Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on...
  • Sean Glaze: A STT Exclusive

    Mar 08, 2014 | 32 min
    Sean Glaze has identified the traits that all great teams share, and uses that distilled knowledge from his background as a successful teacher and coach to help school faculties, corporate groups, and university athletic programs improve their team performance with fun and impactful team-building events and speaking topics. He earned his Bachelors Degree in English at Georgia Southern University in 1992, and then added his Masters and Specialist Degrees in Education from Jacksonville State University in 2003 and 2004. Twice named to "Who's Who Among America's Educators," Sean inspired students and faculty alike with his enthusiasm and humor as a high school literature teacher. The SMARTER Te...
  • Dr. Mike Young: A STT Exclusive

    Feb 21, 2014 | 32 min
    Dr. Mike Young is the founder and co-owner of Athletic Lab. Mike is the guiding force behind Athletic Lab’s training philosophy & methodology. He oversees all training, instructor quality & staff education.Mike has a BS in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University, an MSS in Coaching Science from Ohio University and a PhD in Biomechanics from LSU. Additionally, he has been recognized as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength & Conditioning Association, a Level 3 coach by USA Track & Field, a Level 2 coach by USA Weightlifting & a CrossFit Level 1 coach. The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of ...
  • Anthony Glass: A STT Exclusive

    Feb 09, 2014 | 28 min
    Anthony Glass is the director of strength and conditioning for Olympic sports at Ohio State University. Glass oversees strength and conditioning efforts for all sports at Ohio State with the exception of football. He came to Ohio State after four years at the University of Georgia, where he directed all strength and conditioning efforts for 20 sports, with the exception of football, in the Bulldog athletics program. Prior to his tenure at Georgia, Glass spent one year in a similar position at Boston College. Prior to that he spent four years with the physical conditioning/strength and conditioning program at Northern Illinois, where he also earned an MS.Ed. degree. While at Northern Illinois...
  • Dr. Josh Funk: A STT Exclusive

    Jan 31, 2014 | 29 min
    Josh Funk, DPT, CSCS is the Founder and President of Lax Factory, which is a comprehensive lacrosse program based in Western Maryland. With Lax Factory, he specializes in individual player development and is a club team coach throughout the year. Outside of skill development and coaching, Josh works as a physical therapist and performance coach. With his background he is able to work with athletes on a broad continuum of rehabilitation, training and skill development. The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT ...
  • Skip Cronin: A STT Exclusive

    Jan 27, 2014 | 28 min
    Skip Cronin manages and directs EliteForm. EliteForm is a Sports Science company out of Lincoln, Nebraska that uses 3D depth cameras to measure athletic movement in open space. Driven by the idea of objectively measuring athletic performance and a love to ‘talking shop,’ Skip drives the business of EliteForm by working to translate the needs of sports performance into functional tools for the strength and conditioning community. While still a start-up company, EliteForm has over twenty-five clients ranging from High School programs to NFL teams including, the University of Nebraska, the University of Kansas, the Philadelphia Eagles and South Sydney Rabbitohs, to name a few. The SMARTER Team ...
  • Bob Palka: A STT Exclusive

    Jan 24, 2014 | 27 min
    For the first 19 years of Bob Palka's career, he learned some valuable lessons about business. After gaining extensive experience in manufacturing, quality engineering and design from some of the most respected companies in the world, Bob acquired the Jacobs Ladder patent and manufacturing equipment in July of 2004. Bob’s background as an All-America athlete at Penn State University drew him to the uniqueness of the Jacobs Ladder design and functionality. Just prior to the acquisition of the company, Bob suffered two herniated discs in his lower back. After an extensive physical therapy program that included Jacobs Ladder, Bob was able to rehabilitate his back to avoid surgery and continue h...
  • Bill Parisi: A STT Exclusive

    Jan 23, 2014 | 34 min
    Bill Parisi is an internationally recognized fitness business expert and the founder and C.E.O. of the Parisi Speed School. Bill holds a degree in finance from Iona College and was a two-time NCAA Division I Track it was time to launch the program nationally through a franchise format. In 2005, the Parisi Speed School began franchising to existing health related businesses to expose as many athletes as possible in the U.S. Now in 2013 there are over 75 facilities in 27 states across the country, and the Parisi Mission continues to expand. According to Franchise Times (2009), the Parisi Franchise was named one of the top growing franchises in the U.S. Today, Bill still presents to thousands ...
  • Lee Hillman: A STT Exclusive

    Jan 19, 2014 | 31 min
    Lee is CEO of Performance Health Systems, LLC, the manufacturer and worldwide distributor of Power Plate® and bioDensity™ branded advanced-technology health, wellness and exercise equipment. Since 2003, Lee has also served as President of Liberation Advisory Group, a private management-consulting firm. From 2006 to 2008, Lee served as Chairman and CEO of Power Plate International, developing a highly successful global business, manufacturing and distributing high-tech medical and exercise equipment. Previously, he served as CEO and Chairman of Bally Total Fitness, at the time, the world’s largest health club chain. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President and CFO of Bally Entertainment...
  • Mike Golden: A STT Exclusive

    Jan 12, 2014 | 32 min
    Mike Golden is the football strength coach at the University of Massachusetts. Golden has 17 years of collegiate coaching experience that includes stops at South Florida, East Carolina, South Carolina and UConn. Golden came to UMass after spending the last two years at South Florida with head coach Skip Holtz. There he supervised the football program's year-round weight training, speed, agility, and conditioning sessions. As the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance, he also oversaw the development of rehabilitation and performance enhancement programs for all of South Florida's sports. Prior to South Florida, Golden helped Holts build East Carolina into one of the top football p...
  • Mike Golden: A STT Exclusive

    Jan 11, 2014 | 32 min
    Mike Golden is the football strength coach at the University of Massachusetts. Golden has 17 years of collegiate coaching experience that includes stops at South Florida, East Carolina, South Carolina and UConn. Golden came to UMass after spending the last two years at South Florida with head coach Skip Holtz. There he supervised the football program's year-round weight training, speed, agility, and conditioning sessions. As the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance, he also oversaw the development of rehabilitation and performance enhancement programs for all of South Florida's sports. Prior to South Florida, Golden helped Holts build East Carolina into one of the top football p...
  • Nathan Moe: A STT Exclusive

    Jan 09, 2014 | 30 min
    Nathan Moe was named South Dakota State's head strength and conditioning coach in August 2005 and served in that position until being promoted to assistant athletic director for strength and conditioning in May 2011. Moe works directly with the Jackrabbit football, volleyball and men’s basketball teams, and also oversees the design and implementation of the year-round strength and conditioning programs for all of the Jackrabbits 21 varsity sports. Moe came to South Dakota State after heading the strength and conditioning program at Eastern Illinois University for three years, where he oversaw the design and implementation of strength and conditioning programs for all 22 of the Panthers varsi...
  • Keith Gray: A STT Exclusive

    Jan 08, 2014 | 29 min
    Keith Gray is the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. Previously he spent 13 years on the University of Georgia’s strength and conditioning staff. Gray joined Georgia’s staff as a full-time assistant in 1999, and was promoted to associate head strength coach in 2003. During his tenure with the Bulldogs, he was an assistant with football, working with the 2002 and 2005 SEC Championship teams and the 2003, 2006 and 2008 Sugar Bowl squads. Gray also worked as the director of strength and conditioning with the women’s tennis teams as well as the women’s gymnastics program, which captured five SEC titles and two NCAA National Championships. Prior to his role at ...
  • William Hicks: A STT Exclusive

    Jan 01, 2014 | 31 min
    Assistant athletics director for athletic performance William Hicks Jr. is responsible for the strength and conditioning program for Syracuse’s 21 intercollegiate athletics teams. He is the primary strength and conditioning coach for the Orange football program. Hicks and his staff develop programs to increase conditioning, strength, speed and agility for all sports teams. He joined the Syracuse staff as strength and conditioning coach in 2000 after working at his alma mater, North Carolina State, for 16 years. He was an assistant on the athletic improvement staff from 1986-90 before being promoted to coordinator of the program in 1994. He was named assistant athletic director for football o...
  • Al Johnson: A STT Exclusive

    Dec 31, 2013 | 30 min
    Allan Johnson is the assistant director of sports performance for football at Northwestern University bringing more than 25 years of experience at the high school, collegiate and professional level as a strength and conditioning professional. Johnson spent 13 years with West Virginia and five years at Ohio State, coaching in 17 football and basketball postseason games, including helping the Mountaineers to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament and helping the Buckeyes reach three BCS National Championship games. Johnson was the first strength and conditioning coach in the history of the Baltimore Orioles and one of the first five in all of Major League Baseball. A 2003 inductee into the Streng...
  • Scott Sinclair: A STT Exclusive

    Dec 30, 2013 | 32 min
    Scott Sinclair came to Marshall after nine years as an associate director of strength and conditioning at UCF, where he worked with the football program along with baseball and track & field. With the football program, he was directly responsible for the speed and agility programs in addition to the program’s administrative duties. In May 2012, he was awarded the highest honor in his field when he was certified as a master strength and conditioning coach (MSCC) at the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association's national conference. The title of master strength and conditioning coach represents professionalism, knowledge, experience, expertise as well as longevity in the field....

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