Jim Kielbaso Talks Shop with Cliff Avril

Cliff Avril of the Seattle Seahawks joins the Impact Show to discuss his journey from an 0-16 season to Super Bowl Champion. Cliff talks about the difference between his experiences with the Detroit Lions and the Seattle Seahawks and how the environment really made a difference in the mindset of the entire organization. What is really interesting is what he says when he talks about what he went through as he prepped as a younger athlete.

Preparing HS Athletes for College – Your Role as Coach

Do you have athletes that have the dream of playing in college? As performance coaches, you have the opportunity to play a large role in the success of athletes making that “jump” to the next level. There are many things that can be done to help make the transition a little bit “easier”. Learn some of those things today.

Retaining HS Athletes from Sport Season to Sport Season

In this video, Jim Kielbaso talks about an all-too-common issue that High School Strength & Conditioning professionals deal with daily! Retaining athletes from season to season. High School Strength & Conditioning professionals have the power to educate and coordinate one of the most important programs in a kids athletic career, their Strength & Conditioning Program. It isn’t always easy, but it IS the best thing for the athlete.

Lessons From the “Greats”

What if you could help your athletes become “their” great?! 🙂 Making a positive impact on youth through great coaching can help your athletes live up to their potential. They all have the abilities to do something great. How will you help them? In this video, Dr. Haley Perlus talks about what makes Bolt, Walsh and Phelps so great.

Keys to Unlocking the High School Athlete’s Potential

There are many responsibilities of the High School Strength & Conditioning Coach. However, when the end-goal is to have a positive impact on your athletes, teaching the “keys” to unlocking their potential is close to #1! In this video blog, Jim Kielbaso gives you the keys to being a great athlete, and you may be surprised to know that they have nothing to do with talent! Sure, talent matters. However, when it comes down to it, if a kid has all the talent in the world but lacks these “KEYS”, then they won’t live up to their potential.

How Resistance Band Training Can Impact a Strength & Conditioning Program – Part 1

As a strength & conditioning coach in the High School setting, resistance bands can be the most versatile and cost effective training tool to date. Not only do kids find bands challenging, but they also enjoy the ability to improve and get results. This 3 part series takes you through 10 ways a coach can implement bands into a Strength & Conditioning Program.

Be “That” Coach

Being called Coach means more than just coaching. It means changing lives. That’s what the IYCA is here to help you continue to do. 😉 Our mission is to empower coaches all around the world to not only do what they love doing, but to reap the rewards of seeing their athletes excel. We want to see you prepare thousands of youth for the next step. Hundreds of athletes for collegiate sports. Maybe even some for professional, or olympic sports. 😉 But most importantly, you are helping form the next generation. You are helping young athletes become leaders, entrepreneurs, thinkers, innovators, and the.. More »

5 Tips to a Healthy Football Season – And Any Sports Season

The season is upon us. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s football season. The time of year where you can lose more friends than in an election year. If you are an athlete, football season can be grueling and can wear your down. If you are a coach, it can do the same thing. If you are a parent…well, parents have it easy. All you have to do is print out this article, tape it to the fridge, and your young athlete will follow all 5 tips, right? The goal of this quick article is to give the athletes 5 tips to a healthy football season and give coaches some things to harp on for your athletes.

A Message from Dave Jack

If you feel compelled to work with kids, you need to watch this! In this powerful message, Dave Jack explains just why our kids need you. You have the power and ability to change lives and speak LIFE into our youth…see what he has to say.

3 Team Training Resistance Band Drills for Basketball

We got a sneak peak in to Dave “The Band Man” Schmitz’s basketball training session and wanted to share! Check out these 3 awesome drills that will help your basketball athletes improve their game and mobility.

Thank Yourself

Youth sports is not a job—it is an opportunity to participate in something a child loves. So if you are a youth coach, take a moment and appreciate yourself, and the fact that you care about the well-being of children and making youth sports fun, better, safer and smarter.

What Makes a Successful Program – Build a Community

Once you have a culture of excellence and engagement from your athletes, making them earn some swag, attending their games, and creating a performance team will have a profound effect on the community, and thus, the success of your program. Learn more today!

NFL Pro’s Journey Through Injuries – A Message for Your Athletes

Injuries are a part of athletics. Not all injuries are preventable. They are a form of adversity that if managed correctly can work as springboards. It comes down to empowering your athletes to learn from the injuries. In this blog post, Brady Poppinga talks about some of the things he learned from his injuries.

10 Mistakes of Program Design

Program design is tough! There’s no getting around the fact that it takes years of practice writing hundreds of programs to get “the feel” for writing great programs. Just consider all the variables that go into writing a great program. This blog contains the 10 mistakes that many make when programming for athletes.

Killer In-Season Speed Training for Football

One of the best training tools to keep athletes injury free and maintaining a high level of speed and quickness during the football season is continuous looped resistance bands. Bands offer football coaches and trainers the versatility and convenience to train multi-directional speed throughout the season without feeling like they are taking time away from game planning, fundamental skill development or game day performance.

Regressions and Progressions in Multiple Training Blocks [Part 1]

Team training can be challenging. There are a variety of factors that have to be taken into account when working with large groups and sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. This blog post will focus primarily on what must initially be considered in order to program for the long-term effectively.