This presentation is associated with an article at SimpliFaster: When To Add More Weight To The Bar.
In this presentation Coach Hoover will explain his overall philosophy on how and when to increase load prescribed to athletes’ grades 7-12 in the high school setting in relation to a Long-Term Athletic Development model. He will then give an in-depth overview of the vertical layering process he uses to advance his athletes as they increase in experience and training age. Coach Hoover presents his thoughts and practical applications based on over 20 years of experience working in this space, guided and driven by an evidence-based model of programming.
- Understanding “Maximum Strength” as a metric and how to optimize its use as a tool for long-term athletic development of athletes in grades 7-12.
- Selecting the proper protocols for producing strength adaptations not only desired by the Coach but that will be optimal for student-athlete health and transfer to sport.
- Creating a layered development model that will produce individualized optimal athletic development in a progressive manner as the student-athletes training age increases.
- Designing a training philosophy where training loads have a specific aim from a physiological, energy system, or functional perspective.
- Use the SAID Principle to develop a layered LTAD plan that can be modified to fit each program’s unique needs.