Multi-Directional Step

Multi-Directional Step

When we discuss “Game Speed” we need to make sure that we focus on training athletes to perform well in all planes of movement.  This includes making movement that is not always straight forward and back. Sometimes it requires the athlete to move in a 45 degree...

Re-acceleration

Re-acceleration

The final piece of the A.D.R. system is how to properly reaccelerate.  This step is very important to an athletes success because every athlete on the field will slow down at some point and have to then move as quickly as possible in a blink of an eye.  With...

Reposition Step

As I look back over my 15 years in training this is the one move that has gotten me in more trouble with coaches when I taught it.  The Reposition step of as most sport coach see it the “False Step” The problem is it is not a false step when taken correctly....

Deceleration Training

Deceleration Training

Coach Brix Speed Series #3 This is a topic that needs more attention when training athletes.  While acceleration is very important for athletes to become faster, this is just as important if not more.   So many athletes lack proper deceleration...

Coach Brix Game Speed Series (Acceleration)

Acceleration I had a great and positive response to the start of the Coach Brix Game Speed series.  I appreciate all the feedback and motivation from everyone out there.   Here is the next video in the series and we are discussing acceleation.  Why...

Game Speed Series

Coach Brix Game Speed Series I am happy to present to you a new series on how to get athletes to become faster, and more explosive.  By working with them on their mechanics to more complex movements such as game speed.   Make sure to subscribe to my...

Are you a Volunteer Victim?

Are you a Volunteer Victim?

With so many in society feeling like they are the victim, I truly believe it takes away from true victims.  One’s from Domestic Abuse, Rape just to name a few.   So I decided to call people who play a victim when they are not “Volunteer Victims”. ...

Where does strength come from

Where does strength come from

I believe many people do not understand where strength comes from.  Many believe it is just physical. The amount of weight you can lift? In my opinion strength comes from a different place.  That place resides in each one of us and that is within. If we can learn to...

What are you training for?

Do you have a plan in place when you train? Do you just go through the motions and not know why you do it? These are questions you need to ask yourself if you are serious about training and your outcome. https://youtu.be/Ojufh-kxpEQ

In season training “Just Do it”

For some reason with all the advances made in the strength and conditioning field the one that has the hardest time catching on for high school athletes their parents and coaches is in-season training. I know everyone talks about not having time since most sports take...

Sleep and it’s effect for athletes on learning

Most athlete neglect the importance of sleep when it comes to learning. Far too often I see athletes on their phone till midnight, 1am with a practice time of 6 or 7am. Here is a short video of why sleep is so important to help with learning not only mentally but...

Are you striving to be average?

Are you striving to be average?

Far too often in life we never strive to be better than average. We are content on just being average. We don't push ourselves to improve our performance by going out and doing things that others are not doing. Listen to this short video so you can hear why average...

Do you train for Agility?

Do you train for Agility?

Agility is the ability to rapidly change directions without the loss of speed, balance, or body control. As with other fitness components, agility is specific to a particular movement pattern. One problem with agility training is that an athlete can learn to...

Getting mind and body to react quicker 

Getting mind and body to react quicker  As a coach who is always looking to give my athletes the best training, i am always looking for ways to combine the mind and body as one.  Too many people seperate the two when it comes to there training.  For me, I do...

Single Leg vs Double Leg Squats

Is there a difference when training single vs double leg squats?  There certainly is.  Single leg requires so much in the way of balance, stability and muscle control.  Watch this short video to see how you can add in single leg exercises to help enhance your...

Where your pain is, it ain’t.

We all know that know that the body is all connected so when one part breaks down or becomes painful it does not mean that the problem is at the pain site.  It might be caused by something else.  Many times if it is at a joint it could be caused by the joint above or...

What are the most important muscles to workout?

       The single most important body part to work that the majority of coaches, athletes, and parents neglect in their workout.  THis body part is so important that if you neglect to work it you could be putting your body at risk for permanent problems. The area I am...