UPDATE (August 3, 2015, 3:53 PM Eastern): The USTFCCCA Strength & Conditioning Certification with Boo Schexnayder is Sold Out!
We've reached our hard cap of 75 coaches and will no longer be accepting registrations.
If you're one of the coaches who got in, we'll be nerding out soon with many of the top area high school and college coaches!
If you're on the outside looking in, scroll down to save big on some of Boo's best coaching programs.
The goal was to get 45 coaches registered for Boo Schexnayder’s T&F Strength and Conditioning Certification Course on August 22-23 at Bishop Hendricken HS in Warwick, RI.
With 3 weeks to go, we've got 76 coaches registered and will no longer be accepting any entries.
I’ve seen the list and it’s an impressive mix of consistently successful college and high school coaches from New England and beyond. That's not a coincidence.
Truth be told, I’m taking the course for a number of reasons; some selfless and some totally selfish.
Hurdle Acceleration & Program Design
Peaking Strategies for Distance Runners
Here are four reasons I decided to register. Do any of these apply to you?...
1) Boo Schexnayder is a genius and even if you immediately go to sleep the moment the course starts, your unconscious brain will still absorb enough information to make you a better coach.
(I don’t know how it works, friend. I went to a state school. It's physics or something.)
2) You don’t like the way your season went or ended last year and you’re on a mission to smash everyone and everything in sight.
Figuratively speaking of course.
(Remember: In track and field you’re not allowed to have an ‘ego’ because all the ‘real’ coaches don’t care about ‘winning’ or ‘losing’. Only the heartwarming laughter of the children. And the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way!)
3) You might not want to admit it out loud, but deep down you know your strength and conditioning knowledge isn’t as strong as you’d like it to be or as strong as your ability to ‘write track workouts’.
(If you claim you're all set with your knowledge of strength and power development, well, I’m calling shenanigans!)
4) You want to go…in theory. But, it sounds like a lot of effort, especially during your summer break. But, the more you think about it, the more you realize you’re too competitive to let 70 overachievers get out to that big a lead over you in terms of preparing for the upcoming season.
(Unless, of course, every kid in your program gets a trophy for consistently breathing oxygen. No, no. That's a great idea. Keep doing that. It's just what our sport needs. Honestly.)
All that said, I’m pretty excited about it. If you’ve ever had an opportunity to hear Boo speak, you know it will be mind blowing.
Again, for more information about the course, including registration instructions, click here.
Want to go, but just can’t make it?
I understand you simply may not be able to get there. Or maybe you're going and want to make sure you're prepared for the overload of information.
So, here are some related Boo Schexnayder coaching resources with track and field specific strength, power and (event specific) conditioning themes.
Enter coupon code BSCHEX at checkout when you order by Friday, August 7 and I'll take 30% off your order total.
Circuit Training: Design & Administration (Digital Bundle)
Of course, this program is about how to design the various types of circuits we use for fitness, recovery and strength development. But, all of the specific circuits, drills, and exercises he details come directly from his Exercises for Sports Performance DVD and Weight Training for Speed Power & Sports Performance DVD. (So if you have those, by themselves or as part of Boo's Technique & Teaching for Jumps program, the stand alone Circuit Training DVD will make even more sense.)
If you want a better understanding of where, when, why, and how to implement both technical and specific training qualities needed to maximize jump height and distance, this is the program for you.
If you are responsible for coaching multiple event groups (for example, you coach sprints *and* hurdles *and* jumps) OR you coach athletes who compete in events across multiple event groups (for example, kids who run 110HH *and* Long Jump *and* 4x1 or 400 *and* 400IH *and* triple jump) this program explains, in full detail, how to organize and plan training for all the scenarios, ensuring no athletes over or undertrain...not to mention ensuring you actually get to all the activities you schedule each day for each event group.
REMEMBER: Enter coupon code BSCHEX at checkout when you order by Friday, August 7 and I'll take 30% off your order total.
If you have questions about the Boo Schexnayder strength & conditioning certification course or any of his training programs, post them below and I'll be happy to answer them.