The Underrated Pro Agility Drill and its Transfer to Football

When it comes to testing for Football coaches always put a ton of stress on the 40 Yard Dash. But in my opinion the most underrated test of any Combine is the Pro Agility. First of let’s breakdown the Pro Agility otherwise known as the 5-10-5 Agility Drill. The Pro Agility Drill starts with an … More The Underrated Pro Agility Drill and its Transfer to Football

The Art of Being a Strength & Conditioning Coach

  Being a Strength & Conditioning Coach at any level isn’t easy. There are long days, loads of data collection and analysis and of course there is the constant interaction with a multitude of athletes and other coaches that deal with a variety of their own stresses accumulating to yours. With the continually progressing aspect … More The Art of Being a Strength & Conditioning Coach

Thank you North Bay

August 22nd 2014 marks the day my life changed for the better. On this late summer day I packed up my stuff at my family’s home in Scarborough and moved to North Bay to pursue an education in Strength & Sports Conditioning. This day will forever be indented in my mind as one of the … More Thank you North Bay

Special Guest Post: The Three K’s of Coaching

Today UP Athletics brings you our first Special Guest Post by Brendan Wood. Brendan is a Strength & Sport Conditioning Student from Canadore College who is excelling in his studies and is on the path of becoming a Professional Strength & Conditioning Coach. Brendan also competes in Ontario Strongman in the 235lbs Weight class. Brendan … More Special Guest Post: The Three K’s of Coaching

Next Opportunity

As mentioned before I am a big acronym person. As a Coach, I love using acronyms to motivate my athletes or anyone who is looking for moral support for that matter. Today I will be discussing the word “No” and how to change your perspective on the word “No” from negative to positive. When people … More Next Opportunity

Coaching the Squat

My first post regarding Strength & Conditioning is dealing with the King of the Weightroom. The Squat. I’m going to go through basic techniques for athletes to follow when training the Squat. More specifically the Back Squat. The Squat is used for developing strength, speed, power and muscular balance in a wide range of athletics … More Coaching the Squat