Interesting to hear you guys view on weight gain for this athlete? My view - stay at his current weight and get as efficient as possible, T&F may be his way out. I wouldn’t recommend gaining 10-15lbs then having to lose before the next track season etc. If he decided to focus on football only after his Sr year then maybe I could see a gain being beneficial.
Well with him playing both sports he is really not having an off season. Football and track go hand in hand. If track becomes a major focus, then weight gain should be kept to a minimum, or lose some. He can always gain weight, which imo is easier than losing. If he decides to give the nfl a shot, he can gain the weight needed, but impress them with his speed and weight wont matter
I will say this, I don’t know much about his college training but his coach is well known and have worked with many high level track and field athletes. He did mainly jumps his freshman year and ran the 100m twice with his best (10.73). His sophomore year he ran the 100m five times with his best (10.26) - peaked at the right time. His weight haven’t changed much at all. He’s still a baby on the track, first year was SR of high school. To be honest, I probably won’t offer much - I’m getting a great athlete - try not to fuck it up. Since he’s coming from a smaller program maybe teach him how to take care of his corporation (diet, recovery, contrast showers etc).