Resistance Cords vs. Weight Machine Resistance: Middle School Athlete Development

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS The middle school fitness/weight training space, as mentioned in previous blog posts, is either highly elaborate or next to nothing in regards to space, equipment, and functionality.¬† The importance of educating and practicing certain fundamental movements has been at the forefront of long-term athlete development (LTAD) discussions.¬† The safety […]

Changing the Traditional Landscape of Middle School Fitness and Physical Education Spaces

By Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS With the recent emphasis on youth fitness and youth sports performance, middle schools have taken more initiative in beginning the strength and conditioning process for individual and athletic development through structured sports training times and physical education (PE) classes. A variety of PE and fitness environments exist and fall […]