The Complete Program For Strength and Conditioning for Players and Coaches
BRING YOUR GAME—AND YOUR PLAYERS—TO THE NEXT LEVEL
The High School Athlete: Football is the essential program for any student looking to play football in high school, as well as any coach looking to revolutionize their methods. Designed from the ground up for developing student athletes and drawing on scientifically proven training models, The High School Athlete: Football builds from fundamentals to advanced workout progressions for both freshmen and varsity players of all positions.
With over 100 workouts, The High School Athlete: Football includes everything a young athlete needs to know about physical and mental fitness, nutrition, and training regimens. Geared towards young athletes and their immediate fitness goals, The High School Athlete: Football’s comprehensive workout schedule takes players through an entire year, from pre-season to off-season, helping players maintain gains while driving themselves beyond their limits to achieve never-before-seen results.
The High School Athlete series provides sport-specific training and nutrition information designed to enhance the winning capacity of high school athletes. Based on successful strategies with proven results, The High School Athlete series offers coaches and student athletes a comprehensive resource for physical and mental development and conditioning.
The book is divided into three parts: Motivation, Nutrition, and Training. New and veteran players will find valuable resources in each section to help improve their playing, practicing and/or coaching.
My son, who will be an incoming sophomore this fall, enjoyed reading through the workouts for pre-season, post-season, off-season, and in-season. It helps give him guidelines to follow for when he doesn’t have practice and on the weekends. The nutrition guidelines have also helped keep him on a regular eating/sleeping routine to ensure he has energy to meet the demands of practice.
About the Author
Michael Volkmar, MS, CSCS, PES, CPT, received his master’s degree in Exercise Science with a specialization in Exercise, Nutrition, and Eating Behavior from George Washington University (GWU). He worked for three years as the Strength and Conditioning Coach at GWU, first with the Single A affiliate (High Desert Mavericks) of the Milwaukee Brewers, and later season with the Double A affiliate (Harrisburg Senators) of the Washington Nationals, before moving on to spend one year at the International Performance Institute of IMG Academies, FL. Mike continued his professional development by becoming the Director of Strength and Conditioning at the APEX Academies. Currently, Mike is the strength and conditioning coach at the Peddie School. Mike has advanced specialty certifications in strength and conditioning, post-rehab exercise, athletic development, and sports medicine.