Join us this month on the NHSSCA Podcast with Coach Scott Pherson - CLICK HERE

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.
Apr 27

Arizona – State Clinic // Casa Grande High School

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:45 pm EDT

$35.00 – $100.00

Special Thank you to our Partners

Arizona State Clinic PRESENTERS


Head Coach Sports Performance
Arizona State University


Head Track Coach, Varsity Football, Strength Coach
Red Mountain High School


Assistant Sports Performance Coach
Casteel High School


Retired High School Strength Coach
CDO High School

State Clinic SCHEDULE


9:00-9:05 am – WELCOME
Overview of Day’s Activities / Presentations by Ben Brandau, Strength and Conditioning at Desert Ridge High School

9:00-10:15 am – DUAL: LECTURE+HANDS-ON
Annual Plan for the College Football Player by Joe Connolly

OVERVIEW: This comprehensive presentation outlines a strategic annual plan tailored to optimize the performance and success of football players. Covering key aspects of physical training, skill development, mental conditioning, and injury prevention, the plan is designed to guide coaches and athletes towards achieving peak performance throughout the season. Pre-Season Preparation: Building the Foundation, In-Season Training: Sustaining Peak Performance, Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation: Keeping Players on the Field, This will be a lecture and hands on presentation

10:30 am-11:45 pm – DUAL: LECTURE+HANDS-ON

Beyond the starting block: Harnessing Strength for Track Acceleration by Josh Barge

OVERVIEW: “Beyond the Starting Block: Harnessing Strength for Track Acceleration” is a dynamic and insightful presentation exploring the symbiotic relationship between strength training and track acceleration. This presentation offers an in-depth overview of how athletes can leverage targeted strength-building exercises to enhance speed and performance on the track. It focuses on understanding the importance of strength in track acceleration, integrating plyometrics and power training, and employing periodization for optimal results.

12:00-12:50 pm – LUNCH PROVIDED

12:45-2:00 pm – DUAL: LECTURE+HANDS-ON
The Strength & Conditioning Educator: Building a Robust Experience for the Student Athlete by Michaela Bubak

OVERVIEW: As strength coaches, our job is not merely to get athletes through a training program, but also to help them understand how the training program enhances their athletic and human performance. We can even take it a step further to engage and inform parents, sport coaches and administration for support, which will help create a robust experience for the student-athlete and sports programs. But we need to channel the educator within us.

2:15-3:30 pm – DUAL: LECTURE+HANDS-ON
“Power Surge” – Unleashing Athletic Potential in the Weight Room by Tommy Steele

OVERVIEW: Dive into the world of Olympic and ballistic movements with Tommy Steele’s comprehensive presentation. This session is designed to empower coaches with a deeper understanding of biomechanical principles underlying Olympic lifts and how to apply these in training.


  1. Biomechanical Mastery: Grasp the biomechanical foundations of Olympic lifts, applying engineering principles to enhance athletic performance.
  2. Teaching Techniques: Learn how to instruct beginners in efficient, effective, and safe lifting techniques. Understand the use of key trigger words for more effective coaching.
  3. Innovative Tools and Feedback: Discover the vast array of tools available, from balls and bands to TRX and Theraballs, to enrich training sessions. Utilize modern technology like phone videos for instant feedback, fostering efficient motor patterns and technique refinement.

Join us for an insightful journey into teaching Olympic and ballistic movements, where theory meets practice, equipping you with the skills to transform your athletes into more powerful and efficient performers.

3:30-3:40 pm – CLOSING REMARKS
Ben Brandau, Strength and Conditioning at Desert Ridge High School



The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Tickets are no longer available

22 people are attending Arizona – State Clinic // Casa Grande High School

Robert Brokaw Nick Cornell Tory Tyler Grace Telepak


April 27
9:00 am - 3:45 pm EDT
$35.00 – $100.00
Event Category:


Casa Grande High School
2730 N Trekell Rd
Casa Grande, AZ 85122 United States
+ Google Map


Ben Brandau