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Upcoming Events

We ring in the new year with 3 State Clinics and 1 Family Day in January, and then another 5 State Clinics and 1 Family Day in February.

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Working Out to Leave a Legacy

Hunterdon Central Regional High School Strength Coach Paul Kolody honor a former Hunterdon student-athlete who passed away by holding an event where people give it their all in the weightroom.

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Coaches Corner: Jerad Johnson

Jerad Johnson is Athletic Performance Director at Pope High School. He provides insight on being a “Positive” Strength Coach, and how to implement these beliefs into your strength training program.

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Pioneers of the Rack Bench System

Matt Purdy started a strength equipment company in 1996 under the name of The Equipment Guys, specializing in weight equipment for high schools and colleges. The company now operates under the name of Stray Dog Strength. From his athletic career and experience in the field, Matt realized an important trend in sports performance, the emergence of racks as the core strength training equipment.

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Coaches Corner: George Adams

George Adams is entering his fourth year as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Madison-Ridgeland Academy. Coach Adams discusses his strength training philosophies and the values he works to instill in his athletes, and how he begins the process before they become varsity athletes.

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Block 0 Program to Master Movement Patterns

Grant Stewart has been the Strength & Conditioning Coach and a Physical Education Teacher at Severance High School since the summer of 2020. He has also served as a D1 strength & conditioning coach for three years, and as a strength & conditioning coach for the U.S. Army Special Forces for two years. Coach Stewart discusses his lessons while working with the U.S. Special Forces and how they impacted his high school athletes’ training.

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Opportunity to Serve

At the 2022 NHSSCA National Conference, we spoke with attendees at our booth and took down information from those interested in serving the NHSSCA. We will continue to process those applications and seek out more individuals to serve. At the NHSSCA, we have the following opportunities.

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Fall Family Day Events

We have implemented a new and exciting format to our Family Day events to maximize the opportunity of growth for the NHSSCA. One of the big changes came from attendee feedback.

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We Exist To Educate, Equip, and Empower Coaches

The National High School Strength Coaches Association (NHSSCA) exists to Educate, Equip, and Empower Coaches to make a lasting impact on the lives of student-athletes. We are committed to developing coaches that are trustworthy, knowledgeable, effective, passionate, and transformational