Fantastic. My school is going into the NCAA (Div 2) and I have all of these idiotic rules to follow now. Most of which prevent me from doing my job (i.e. helping athletes to train properly). I have now been turned into an “observer”.
I assume these rules came into place to prevent the retards at Michigan from making the football players do 10x400m runs with weighted sleds (while filming them)?
I feel the same way-I need to mention CF when discussing my program. Unfortunately, some coaches pretend as if everything they do is an original invention of theirs-while some aspects might be original, everything cannot be. The originality, to me, comes about in how a coach pieces together the numerous influences in what he/she does within their program.
I also appreciated the comment about how football fans might be surprised to find that many college programs do NOT do actual speed training. That is so true. Though they may think they do speed work, by the protocols they follow with incomplete recoveries the work cannot be truly defined as speed training or speed development.
Every time I speak about Charlie’s impact on my coaching career people think I’m crazy. In level 1 school, I caught hell from bringing up Charlie’s name and by the end of the conversation the Coach was agreeing with me once he saw he wasn’t talking to a bozo.
I would hope you could clear up for me one of the comments in the article. The paragraph in question goes into the fact that you employ work to develop anaerobic/alactic capacity and aerobic capacity. The utilization of a “series method” is mentioned using HI bouts of explosive efforts (I am not quoting all the text exactly unless you require that that as I assume you have the issue?) are used with RI’s corresponding to the collegiate play clock. Perhaps the “series method” is the what you transition into from the alactic work?
Those lines seem to be contradictory but I assume RF meant you segue into that type of work (the work requiring reduced RI’s to corresond to the specific ES demands of the work) from the true alactic work? The lines themselves are not direct quotes so I assume it was his interpretation of what you said and what you do.
No worries. I take the blame for that because Rob sent me the finalized version before it went to print, for my review, and I should have caught the errors in translation.
We progress from alactic power (full recoveries) to alactic capacity (shorter recoveries) over the course of the spring and summer.
The rest intervals to not get progressively shorter, however. They simply go from full during power to play clock during capacity.
So the series method is used during capacity and is consistent with Verkhoshansky’s, and others, explanation of the associated parameters and I make the necessary adjustments that are necessary relative to game biodynamic/bioenergetic structure. The word ‘series’ also corresponds to series of plays ran during a game/practice that is familiar to players and coaches.
So 3 x (20yd x 6) during capacity would be 3 series of 6 repetitions of 20yds. 4-5 minutes rest between series and ~40sec rest between repetitions.
If you’re interested, this is all explained in detail in my lecture DVD that covers the training during the spring and summer off-seasons.