Special Teams U Strength Program
Many coaches rely on training templates or pull from what they have done themselves in the past to program for their clients. This is common and done at all levels of sports since it is easy and time efficient.
While templates may ease the coach’s workload, it significantly impedes the athlete’s physical development. Why? Every athlete is physically unique, and are in different stages of physical and motor development. Therefore any program that falls short of being 100% tailored to their values, priorities, and needs, simply will not be effective.
Through the Individual Design Program you will receive the following:
-Custom built strength program based on YOUR needs distributed through TrueCoach.
-Each program has a warm-up, goal and results driven strength and conditioning program, video demonstration of each exercise and movement, as well as the ability to log and track your weights and progress.
-Individualized Nutrition Plan. Needs based on your goals that will build in complexity as you develop good habits.
-In-depth Mobility program to help you on and off the field.
-Once a month, a 30 minute video chat/check-in.
-Responses to any questions or concerns you may have
*I will use TrueCoach as our primary form of messaging unless it is an emergency then you can text me. I will do my best to get back to you in a timely manner but just know that I will only answer questions from 9AM-5PM EST Monday-Friday. I will occasionally answer questions on the weekend when I am writing programs but I like to keep my weekends to myself and my dog.
-Coach Jess Clark
Why not give athletes the best?
It can be daunting when first faced with the pricing of individualized program design, but the outcomes are far better for the athlete since the program is tailored for you, the individual. After conducting a thorough athlete consultation and assessment it is time to design an individualized program using the Three Ps framework.
The Three Ps
First, I will consider you, the athlete’s, program in relation to your priorities. Prioritizing is the idea that at each stage of training, an athlete is going to have different priorities specific to them. Knowing an athlete’s priorities and aligning not only their exercise program, but their nutrition and lifestyle pieces with these priorities are key to their long-term success.
Next, periodize. Before breaking down an athlete’s program into days and weeks I will work backward from their priorities. When working backward I can realize and see what needs to be in place at specific times and program accordingly to ensure you, the athlete, reaches your goals. It doesn’t make sense for me to have you follow a program I wrote for a pro or college athlete if your individual needs are different than their’s. If you need to lose weight and I have you following a program to gain weight then we will both fail. Same goes with an attribute you need to better whether it is mobility, explosiveness, strength, size, etc.
Finally, there’s planning. Planning is done in deep consultation with a client and comes down to lifestyle questions.
How well does a client respond to stress, day to day, in terms of rhythm and circadian rhythm?
When can they fit in their training sessions given work and home-life?
When are they mentally acute? How do they best recover?
When does their season start? When does camp start?
Knowing the answer to these questions gives me insight into the intricacies of your individual program. The intricacies include exercise selection, tempo, repetitions, sets and rest time, giving me the confidence that I am designing a program an athlete can not only execute on but build on long-term.
Program design is truly the culmination of my knowledge from not only my formal education but also my knowledge of you the athlete. Professionally designed programs use data from the consultation, assessment, and works with nourishment/nutrition to deliver the athlete to their goals. Individual Design is much more than just writing out workouts, it takes informed planning and an understanding of the athlete’s values, priorities, and needs.