Coach Taylor featured on STACK!

www.SMARTERTeamTraining.comAnd the tips keep on coming from Coach Taylor! This one features three videos and some good old fashion questions and answers from a recent interview with Coach Taylor and STACK. Check out the post by clicking the STACK logo above. Let STT know what you think of what Coach Taylor had to say by leaving a comment below.


STT’s Olympic Sports DVD #1 – Conference Series

STT’s Basketball DVD #1 – Conference Series

This DVD is a must for those willing to think outside the box as well as those that are interested in developing their program to ensure their athletes are ready to be their best when their best is expected. This three presentation DVD is the one to get if you want to see what STT DVD‘s are all about. Coach Johnson’s, Coach VanDyke’s, and Coach Pennewill’s passion for what they do is easy to see and it comes across very well on this STT production.

Allan Johnson, one of the biggest names in the collegiate strength and conditioning field, did a great job last year talking about some of the mental toughness and team bonding techniques he used to get the mindset right of his Ohio State University Buckeye Football Teams. I have had the opportunity to speak and become good friends with Coach Johnson over the years. He even sat down for a quick Q&A session with me when we ran into each other at an event in Philadelphia. Allan’s insight on team training, as well as his ability to keep you motivated, is top notch. I make it a point to sit down and watch the STT DVD‘s each month from a fans point of view. And this month’s DVD choice could not have been more fitting.

David VanDyke was asked to speak about his agility program because of his knowledge of sport appropriate preparation. He takes his demonstrators through a non-stop 40+ minute workout that you could do tomorrow with most of your teams. Coach VanDyke’s attention to detail is intense and his athletes are able to feed off his passion. It is great to see a coach that never takes a day off regardless if he is working with his teams and athletes, or at a conference. David knocked this live demonstration right out of the park.

With all that goes on at these STT events, I do not get to see each presentation from start to finish. It is impressive to see what these coaches are willing to share. Scott Pennewill’s presentation is a great resource for any one working with a volleyball program. I have had the opportunity to work with Coach Pennewill first hand and thought the exercises he demonstrates here fit well into the STT programs. These exercises can be used before, during, and after practice which allows coaches to build versatility into their practices. Having a on-court physical preparation program is important in volleyball. With the scheduling requirements that all volleyball teams work within, you have to be able to make your strength training and injury prevention approach a priority that is simple to implement and a consistent part of an athletes preparation.

Detailed information regarding each of STT DVD‘s, including the Football, Basketball, and Olympic Sports series, can be found on the website. Send me an email with your thoughts about each DVD that you purchase. I would be happy and excited to share the feedback with STT fans.

STT’s Basketball DVD #1 – Conference Series

I finally took the time to sit back and watch STT’s new DVD release. The first disc in the “Training for Basketball” series features Michelle Rockwell and Alan Stein. Rockwell gave numerous tips, techniques, and visuals to keep sports nutrition fun and interesting. “Topics In Sports Nutrition, Sports Foods, & Dietary Supplements” can help with the area of your program often called the “missing link.”

The second presenter on this DVD, Alan Stein, demonstrates “Basketball On The Court.” Coach Stein’s upbeat workouts, creative drills, and instant intensity techniques will be useful at your next practice. I enjoyed the tennis ball drills, rope drills, core training, etc. The best part? All of these exercises can be done on the court and require minimal to no equipment.

I wish I had this DVD when I started in the industry. Funny to think what I could have done considering that I have been in the industry for over twelve years now and I still picked up a bunch of new drills. I wrote down twenty-two variations in addition to what I saw on this DVD that I may be sharing at this year’s events.

For more information on this, and all of the STT DVD‘s, check out the new STT Shop. Detailed information regarding each Football, Basketball, and Olympic Sports DVD can be found there also. I look forward to hearing your thoughts about the productions after you get the chance to review the DVD’s.

New STT article on

Check out STT’s new article on Putting the Basketball Back in Basketball Conditioning is an awesome piece for creative drills to get your athletes in top shape for the playoff run. Check out the workouts and let STT know what you think.

STT on

Check out this article from STT on  I look forward to hearing your thoughts.  Any other ideas on “Rest and Recovery”?  I can’t wait to read them.

And, here is part 2 of the STT article on  A new article on basketball appropriate conditioning will be coming soon.  I look forward to hearing about sport-appropriate athletic development drills from everyone.

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