Starting a High School Strength Program

I wrote this article years ago for the NSCA Journal and now have it in the Free Articles section on

“Frequently at clinics I speak with high school coaches who are interested in starting or improving a strength and conditioning program at their school. Most often they are looking for guidance in setting up the program and, always want to talk sets and reps . Coaches ask should I do BFS, use the Husker Program etc. etc. Much to their dismay, I generally want to discuss organization and administrative concepts because, in my experience, these are the real keys. Setup and execution make the program run not sets and reps.
If you get one thing out of this article remember this quote (author unknown).
” A bad program done well is better than a good program done poorly”.
Keep it simple, and adhere strictly to the following guidelines: ….”

Starting a High School Strength Program  click here to read the remainder


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