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Learn Dryland Chest Exercises!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, May 1, 2016

The chest is an essential part of the body to work on for the developing swimmer. Larry Stoegbauer, assistant coach at New Trier (Illinois) High School, shows you different variations for the common push-up in this video that will strengthen your athletes’ chests for competition.

Chest Exercises

Drill Summary: For the common push-up, Coach Stoegbauer wants his athletes to maintain a straight back and keep their head up. Wider hands equals working the chest more, while narrower hands will target the triceps. An incline push-up (feet on a bench) will hit the upper pecs, while a clapping push-up is more challenging and rewarding. Once athletes have done all types of push-ups, they can complete dips, which work the lower chest. While dipping, keeping your eyes down will ensure the drill focuses on the chest area.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “High School Coaching Academy: Dryland Training Program.” Browse through other Swimming & Diving videos online at!

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The Best Basketball Training Workouts on the Internet!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Monday, December 14, 2015


If you’ve spent hours on Google and YouTube searching for basketball workouts and basketball training programs, but haven’t been able to find anything with real substance, then it’s time to stop searching endlessly and get everything you need in one place!

Smart Basketball Training is the most revolutionary online basketball training program on the market. Put together by Austin McBeth, a former point guard at Iowa State University, Smart Basketball Training has all the basketball workouts, skills, tips and tricks in a collection of hundreds of videos made with aspiring athletes in mind. Whether you want to improve your shooting, passing, finishing or ball handling, there’s something for everyone in the Smart Basketball Training program.

Of course, what really separates Smart Basketball Training from the other basketball training programs is the HOW and WHY that goes behind each drill. Not only will you receive great training videos, you’ll also get instruction on the thinking and intelligence required to become an elite basketball player!

The Smart Basketball Training program is designed for players of all athletic abilities and skill levels. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner that only plays pickup ball with your friends, or an up-and-coming high school star ready to explode into the college ranks; there’s always SOMETHING you can improve in your game, and Smart Basketball Training is what can take you from average to good, or even good to great!

There are two different plans in Smart Basketball Training. The first plan is the “Pro” plan, which gives you 124 drills from Austin McBeth that cover all the essential skills of offensive basketball in addition to bonus IQ drills and special moves! In all, you’ll get almost eight hours of instruction that you can use to take your game to the next level. Coach McBeth has also created three different workouts, a 30-day workout, a shooting workout, and a ball handling workout, that can help you use the Smart Basketball Training drills in an order that quickly maximizes the amount of improvement in your game!

Of course, if you’re always on the go and don’t want to be sitting in front of your computer to watch basketball drills, have no fear! Smart Basketball Training has a great app for iPhone and Android that you can use to access the program at any time and any place!

If you’re part of the select breed of people who are willing to put everything you have on the line to become a better player, then the “Elite” plan is what can help you achieve your dreams. The Elite plan includes everything in the Pro plan, PLUS an extra 101 drills (225 drills total!) from some of the most respected and recognized basketball trainers in the world!

The Elite trainers include: Ganon Baker, Rob McClanaghan, Mike Procopio, Micah Lancaster, Lyndsey Fennelly and Billy Donovan. They’ve personally trained hundreds of professional athletes, including NBA stars Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis and Kevin Love! In all, you’ll get 11.5 hours of instruction in the Elite plan — enough to perfect your game during the season, or take it to a whole new level in the off-season!

What are you waiting for? Sign up for Smart Basketball Training today and start taking advantage of the best basketball skills workouts on the internet!

Get Training Wisdom from Clyde Hart!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Baylor University director of track and field, Clyde Hart, has coached 34 national champions and 533 All-Americans during his time in Waco. Now, he explains some of his thoughts on training for each gender and how moving from quantity to quality in your yearly training routines can help your athletes.

Key to Training

Clip Summary: The theory that Coach Hart preaches is “quantity to quality” as the season goes on. He discusses building a good base in a pyramid of training, then advancing up the pyramid by switching the ratio of aerobic to anaerobic work.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Clyde Hart’s 200/400M Sprint Training Program.” View other world class Track & Field videos!

Learn How to Balance Your Training and Racing Schedule!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, December 1, 2014

Grinnell College Head Track & Field and Cross Country Coach, Will Freeman, discusses one of the major problems in high school track coaching – the problem of too many meets. Developing speed and champions takes intensive training mixed with periods of recovery. Two meets per week upsets the athlete’s ability to have proper recovery time.

Training vs. Racing

Coach Freeman develops the three day rule: the athlete needs 72 hours to recover from an intense workout and with meets on Tuesday and Friday or Saturday, there is not sufficient time.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Coaching High School Track & Field: Distance Running.” View other world class Track & Field videos!


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