The IYCA would like to thank you for another incredible year. We have several amazing things coming in 2019, but before we get there, let’s take a look back at the Top 10 posts from 2018.
Find a nice place to read (or watch videos) and spend a few minutes during the holidays to go through anything you’ve missed. There is a TON of great information from some of the best in the profession (These are NOT necessarily in order of “importance”):
#10 Power Clean Progression – Tobias Jacobi – Tobias was named the High School S & C Coach of the year, and his exercise progression series was a great addition to our Free Content area.
#9 Early Sports Specialization: Getting Them to Listen – Brett Klika – Brett is clearly one of the best youth trainers in the world, and this article gave advice on how to educate parents/coaches.
#8 Rethinking Long-Term Athlete Development – Jim Kielbaso – Sometimes the status quo needs to be challenged so that we can move forward.
#7 Bodyweight Training Progressions – Jordan Tingman – College S & C Coach, Jordan Tingman, joined the IYCA community with some awesome content that incorporates written and video material.
#6 A Strength Coach Career Path: A Winding Road – Joe Powell – A long-time contributor, and another college S & C coach, Joe uses his personal experiences as a backdrop to developing a career in sports performance.
#5 You Can’t Microwave an Athlete – Jim Kielbaso – One of the most “shared” articles of the year, this piece is very helpful for educating parents/coaches about why our approach works.
#4 The Stretching Conundrum – Dr. Greg Schaible – A talented and well-respected Physical Therapist, Greg has been another great addition to the IYCA community this year. This article gets you thinking about how to best utilize stretching/flexibility work.
#3 Strength Coach’s Guide to Achilles Tendinopathy – Dr. Greg Schaible – One of Greg’s most popular pieces, probably because we all work with athletes who experience Achilles pain at some point.
#2 Plyometrics: 3 Ways They May Be Hurting Your Athletes – Phil Hueston – IYCA Advisory Council member and long-time member of the community, Phil is one of the most entertaining writers in the industry. This article explains how many coaches mis-use plyometrics.
#1 The #1 Predictor of Coaching Success – Karsten Jensen – International S & C expert Karsten Jensen created this post after a conversation about surface learning began. It turned out to be one of the most important pieces of the year because it creates a framework for expanding your knowledge.
If you just can’t get enough, here’s one more for you:
Bonus Practical is the New Functional – Jim Kielbaso – Most of us don’t coach in a vacuum. Athletes are doing a million things, and we usually don’t get to control all of it. This article discusses how important it is to create programs that are practical instead of “perfect.”