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How to Build a Strong Culture in Your Program

Posted by Hudl on Aug 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Clearly communicating your vision and getting everyone on the same page are important steps for every new head coach. Here are four ways to establish a strong culture in your program.


With 11 years as an assistant football coach at Lincoln Christian (Neb.) under his belt, Kurt Earl finally got his chance last year–the Crusaders turned to Earl after going a combined 6-12 in 2014 and 2015.

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Topics: Coaching Technology, Coaches

HMMR Podcast Recap: Leveraging Strength Training Software

Posted by Lillian Hinrichs on Jul 14, 2017 11:19:18 AM

 

 

Elite coach and BridgeAthletic’s co-founder, Nick Folker, joined HMMR for a podcast episode discussing how coaches can leverage strength and conditioning technology to be better at their jobs. Technology is a controversial topic in sports training and is oftentimes frowned upon by coaches in the weight room or on the field. Nick talks about these common misconceptions, benefits of incorporating technology, and the future of sports and technology in strength and conditioning programs. Here is the HMMR episode and a recap of the discussion.

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Topics: S+C, News, Coaching Technology

Why Strength and Conditioning Software Will Revolutionize Your Program

Posted by Sarah Connors on Jul 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Technology has impacted the world significantly, but not all sport coaches and athletes have taken advantage of it. BridgeAthletic’s strength and conditioning software provides digital training tools to revolutionize the way performance programs are created, delivered, and tracked. Developing an integrated, digital platform allows coaches to improve training personalization, exchange information related to performance and readiness, and track physical achievements. By combining technology with performance, coaches are better able to understand individual needs, limits, goals, and the capacity of athletes. Ultimately, leveraging strength and conditioning software revolutionizes athletic training and optimizes game day performance.

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Topics: S+C, Coaching Technology

Strength and Conditioning Software: Trusted by the Best

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Jul 7, 2017 7:30:00 AM

BridgeAthletic's strength and conditioning software leverages the power of technology to revolutionize the way coaches create, deliver, and track athlete training and progress. The integrated platform serves as a central hub for a team’s training and communication needs. In addition, the digital platform allows coaches to improve training personalization, exchange information related to performance and readiness, and track physical achievements. By combining technology with performance, coaches are better able to understand individual needs, limits, goals, and the capacity of athletes. Ultimately, leveraging strength and conditioning software revolutionizes athletic training and optimizes game day performance.

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Topics: S+C, Coaching Technology

Software for Strength Coaches: Tracking Athlete Performance

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Jul 5, 2017 9:30:00 AM

As coaches, we know how important it is to keep track of athlete performance. While it used to be time consuming or just plain difficult to track everything each of your athletes do in the weight room, BridgeAthletic’s interactive analytic features simplify this piece of coaching, allowing you to track effort, collect test data, and update maxes seamlessly, with a few simple clicks.

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Topics: S+C, Coaching Technology

Strength Training Software: The Athlete Interface

Posted by Nick Folker on Jul 5, 2017 9:15:00 AM

 

Optimize athlete engagement and communication of your strength and conditioning plan with the BridgeAthletic strength training software. Maintaining a steady stream of athlete engagement can be challenging even at the highest levels. The school year delivers never-ending schedule conflicts and stressors to young athletes, while the off season and distraction of the summer months can cause an equally frustrating lack of enthusiasm. Similarly, communicating the purpose for your plan and the importance of compliance and engagement can be incredibly difficult given these complications and disruptions. With BridgeAthletic's strength training software and app to seamlessly log, track, and communicate their progress directly from their mobile devices, athletes are able to engage with their training on their schedule wherever they are, improving compliance and excitement.

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Topics: S+C, Coaching Technology

Software for Strength Coaches: Programming Made Easy

Posted by Nick Folker on Jul 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The purpose of BridgeAthletic’s software for strength coaches is simple: it’s to empower you as a coach to do more in less time. We strive to deliver a platform that equips you with a way to seamlessly develop your S&C program in real time, as your athletes develop. At the heart of every strength department are the programs, which is why we’ve made the Content Manager the heart of the Bridge platform. Create your own exercises or use our built in library, build out days, weeks, and seasons of training, saving templates along the way to come back to next season or use as a starting point for another one of your teams. When you’re done, review the load analyzer to make sure the program progresses as you intend. Then, quickly schedule your training and deliver it to your athletes, no formatting necessary, leaving you with more time to coach and less time spent on the computer.

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Topics: S+C, Coaching Technology

Software for Strength Coaches: Edits on the Fly

Posted by Nick Folker on Jul 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Strength coaches must be flexible and efficient when training with their athletes. Academic priorities, travel schedules, injuries, and other commitments can understandably conflict with workouts. That’s why Bridge created the Edits on the Fly feature, which will allow you as the coach to make edits to your strength and conditioning program directly on your iPad! 

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Topics: S+C, Coaching Technology

Measuring the Success of Your Strength and Conditioning Program

Posted by Juan Pablo Reggiardo on Jul 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

There are many factors that influence athletic performance. Often, strength and conditioning coaches get to witness incremental achievements made both by an individual and by a team in the gym. There is little doubt that a sport-specific strength and conditioning program will always be a key driver of overall success.

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Topics: S+C, Coaching Technology