10 S&C lessons

From the world of academy football

  1. S&C is not the sport; football is.
  2. Keep consistent with performance testing. This includes both times of the year and the testing battery. This will help guide how your program is going and where it needs to improve on.
  3. If you are working with youth footballers, linking your performance testing data with your maturation data is a great way to get the complete picture.
  4. Be sure your warm-ups link up with your LTAD model, and it’s not just ‘a few laps’.
  5. For injured players, be sure to plan their return to play with the physios and use the time to focus on any weak areas.
  6. Academy football is about individual player development and not 3 points at the weekend
  7. Be as helpful as possible for coaches during sessions, and this may mean taking times or scores. You are support staff, so support in any way that is beneficial for the players.
  8. Conjugate minimum dose programming during the in-season will become your best friend.
  9. Getting players to hinge correctly will be one of the more difficult gym movements to teach. Make sure you purchase enough wooden dowels, as they are a great coaching tool.
  10. Some may disagree with this one, but the leg press is a great way to get load through older players’ legs if you are still coaching the squat pattern with them.

Food for thought.

Till next time, Stay Stoic,

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S&C Bargain Book Recommendations

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S&C Book of the Week

New Functional Training for Sports by [Michael Boyle]

Easy Strength: How to Get a Lot Stronger Than Your Competition-And Dominate in Your Sport by [Dan John]

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The S&C Xmas Reading list

Check out following books that may benefit you for the upcoming year!

Be sure to also check out the Stoic’s recommendation on S&C and Stoicism books!

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S&C Based Books





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Non-S&C Based Books

The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right by [Atul Gawande]

Ego is the Enemy: The Fight to Master Our Greatest Opponent (The Way, the Enemy and the Key) by [Ryan Holiday]

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Stoic S&C Recommendations #2

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S&C Book of the Week

The Little Book of Talent by [Daniel Coyle]

Website to Check Out

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Twitter to Follow


Online Communities

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Stoic S&C Recommendations

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S&C Book of the Week

Starting Strength

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