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April 2012

April 2012


Love the Grind: Summer Football Strength and Conditioning Program

by: Bruce Schlaich
Head Football and Strength and Conditioning Coach, Fruitland High School (ID)
© April 2012

At Fruitland High School, we refer to our football program as the “Biggest Small School Football Program in the State of Idaho.”

Our athletes pride themselves on their off-season work ethic or what we like to refer to as “The Grind”. For our program, we run six-week strength and conditioning classes Monday-Friday leading up to the start of our double day practices. Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays are lift days; Tuesdays and Thursdays are agility and conditioning days.

We start at 7am and finish by 9am. This allows athletes time to work, play summer baseball or basketball and still have time for family/social events in the evening. Below is our lifting philosophy and how we implement it. Remember, this summer program works for us. It is my belief that a coach should find whatever strength and conditioning program work....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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