Here's everything you need to know about this new, really cool online strength coaching software called TEAMBUILDR. This ASAP Podcast was conducted by podcast host Ed Cicale with the Co-Founder of TEAMBUILDR, Hewitt Tomlin
It's in the heart of Atlanta where Georgia State University's Head Strength Coach Scott Holsopple keeps the Panthers on the path. Before going to Kansas, Holsopple spent five years at Florida, where he worked as the top assistant with the Gator football program. At Florida, Holsopple worked under the highly-regarded Mickey Marotti, who is now the assistant athletic director for football sports performance for national champion Ohio State. During Holsopple’s time at Florida, the Gators won the 2008 BCS National Championship while compiling a 50-17 record in his five years. Florida appeared in five straight bowl games with two BCS bowl appearances, and Holsopple helped mentor 18 athletes who went on to be drafted into the NFL, including six first-round draft picks. Holsopple spent the 2006-07 season working with the men’s basketball program at Kentucky. That followed a six-year stint at Marquette, where he began working with the men’s basketball program in the fall of 2000 before he was elevated to head strength and conditioning coach for his final five years. In that position, Holsopple was responsible all 14 of the Golden Eagles’ Division I athletic programs. He worked with Dwayne Wade as the future NBA star led Marquette to the 2003 NCAA Final Four. Before going to Marquette, Holsopple served as a strength and conditioning assistant at Penn State, his alma mater, where he helped develop and implement a comprehensive, year-round strength, conditioning and agility program for the school’s 28 athletic teams. Holsopple began his career in the field as an intern at Notre Dame under Marotti. He also served the strength and conditioning coordinator at Ken Chertow’s Olympian Wrestling Camp. A native of Happy Valley, Pa., Holsopple earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Penn State in 2000. He earned All-America recognition as a boxer at Penn State.
I was able to catch up with Scott, a featured speaker at the 2016 Battleground Academy (Tenn) Hammer Strength Clinic, and he did not disappoint! He gave a very nice presentation and unfurled a ton of ideas to help motivate players and coaches as they go about the grind that is college football. In the podcast, you'll sense the passion and love Coach Holsopple has for his profession...and get a few tips for running a strength program. This ASAP Podcast is brought to you by BiPro All Natural Whey Protein Isolate
We recently made a trip up to the University of Toledo to check in on Rocket Power. After all, we're talking about a football team that defeated Arkansas, Iowa State and Temple last year on their way to a 10-2 season. Their exciting, high scoring offense has been directed by Jason Candle..... who for his efforts has been named the new Head Football Coach of the Rockets! And coupled with the Director of Football Strength & Conditioning, Brad Bichey, the Rocket Football program is preparing to take flight once again in 2016. Checkout the video tour and with Coach Bichey, who also explains one of their recent strength and power development routines.
And check out all the photos from inside the Rockets' training center
The Tennessee Vols are prepping for their 2016 Strength Clinic to be held on Feb 26th & 27th 2016. Coach Michael Szerszen and Head Strength Coach Dave Lawson are hosting this event and have planned a well rounded itinerary for strength coaches, physical therapists, athletic trainers, fitness professionals and personal trainers. Be sure to check out the brochure for all of the pertinent information. Then get ready to head to Knoxville! The weight training center there is really something to see...one of the top sports performance training centers in the world. At ASAP, we have been singing the praises of what's going on down there in Knoxville for a few years...ever since Head Coach Butch Jones arrived on the scene. This football program is on a steady incline and finished off a nice 2015 season with a very convincing win in the . Jones is putting the pieces in place and Head Strength Coach Dave Lawson takes the raw talent and trains them for the SEC brand of football that takes place on those Saturday afternoons at Neyland Stadium in front of over 104,000 fans. As a consequence to all of the exciting things taking place in Knoxville, Tennessee Vols Football is poised to become part of the national conversation of college football again! Good 'ol Rocky Top! So get registered for this clinic....even if it's just to feel the ambiance of one of the crown jewels of collegiate strength training. When they designed the Anderson Training Center, they did it right!
Coach Mark Dantonio has slowly assembled his program at Michigan State. He learned from some of the best..... coached under two championship coaches, Jim Tressel at Ohio State and Nick Saban (as an assistant coach) at Michigan State. Also he was a Graduate Assistant under Earle Bruce at OSU. Now, he has his team poised for championships that includes a 2015 Big Ten Championship! His Michigan State Spartans made it to the College Football Play-offs, and #Spartan Nation has taken another huge stride! Coach Dantonio and I sat down and discussed the intricacies of the foundation of his Michigan State Football Program. We also talked about one of the pillars of his program.... Coach Ken Mannie.... the venerable Spartan strength and conditioning coach.
Here's the ASAP Podcast with Coach Dantonio on Team Building Strategy:
Also, Coach Ken Mannie and MSU Spartans Strength Clinic director Mike Vorkapich are prepping for their annual event. This year's speaker line-up features:
Master of Ceremonies: ASAP Sports Science Director Ted Lambrinides
Chris Ash, the new Head Football Coach at Rutgers University, didn't have to go far to find one of the most important hires that he'll make for his new program in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Ash was the Co-Defensive Coordinator at Ohio State before being named the new football coach at Rutgers and he quickly found the guy to direct the Scarlet Knights' strength training program right down the hall at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center..... Buckeye Assistant Strength Coach Kenny Parker.
Coach Parker will be making the transition soon after the OSU bowl game vs Notre Dame.
We've featured Coach Anthony Schlegel on our site in the past. His colorful and demonstrative personality is pure linebacker. Upon graduation from Ohio State, Anthony was selected with the 76th overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft to the New York Jets. He played with the Cincinnati Bengals and the UFL’s Florida Tuskers before retiring in 2010. Hall of Fame Coach Jim Tressel then hired Anthony to be an assistant strength and conditioning coach for The Ohio State Buckeyes. Schlegel was then retained by current Ohio State Football Coach, Urban Meyer, and Head Strength Coach, Micky Marotti. During Anthony’s tenure at Ohio State, the Buckeyes were the first college football playoff National Champions, accumulated the longest winning streak in school history and maintained a record of 44–10. As of late, he completed his MBA from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University and resigned from his post as the associate director of football sport performance for Ohio State football and formed THE DIFFERENCE USA . Check out his exciting new product that was was developed in the weight room of The Ohio State University Football program to develop upper body strength and explosiveness while enhancing an athlete’s hand placement/striking techniques for all positions of the National Champion Buckeyes. It could definitely make a difference in your program, too!
Coach Mickey Marotti, the Asst AD for Football Sports Performance at Ohio State, and Head Coach Urban Meyer have their team prepared to make another run for a national championship and as of press time they have a 20 game winning streak....longest current winning streak in college football.