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April 2010

April 2010


Strength Report: Northern Illinois’ Mass Development Program

by: Eric Klein
Director of Sports Performance, NIU
© April 2010

At Northern Illinois University, we believe in the complete development of our student-athletes. Our athletic department motto is “we develop champions in the classroom, in competition, and in life.” I believe it is paramount that when a student-athlete enters our program, upon graduating they will be a better individual in all aspects of society. We coach all aspects of life in our weight facility with strength development only being part of our overall mission.
One aspect of player development that we are asked to accomplish is mass development. Recruited players are either a little undersized for their position in college or the athlete is asked to move to another position that requires him to be a little bigger. Mass development is a misunderstood concept with many student-athletes because they do not understand that in o....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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