Making PlayMakers with Casey Wheel- Episode 353

Feb 24, 2023

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Highlights of Episode 353

“Hit The Gym with a Strength Coach” Segment


Casey Wheel- Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad, CA
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We spoke about:

  • Agility with a strength coach lens

  • Defining agility

  • Where do coaches get it wrong
  • His 4 Tiers Agility system
  • Creating and limiting separation
  • Is there a place for Implement training during agility work
  • Where does weight training fit in
  • His thoughts on linear speed
  • Vertical jump- is it overhyped?
  • Working with teenage athletes

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The Coaches Corner with Coach Boyle

We spoke about:

  • Information Overload for young athletes and what we can do about it in the weightroom

  • Know the Lens Coaches are looking through

  • The Lateral Jump Thread
  • Understanding the conditioning from the sport and how to fill that bucket


Check out my special interview with Coach Boyle “40 Mistakes, 40 Years”


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