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About Scott Meier

Scott Meier is currently in his 19 year at Farmington High School (MN) where he is the Strength & Conditioning Coach. He is also a Physical Education Teacher at FHS and teaches Sports Conditioning, Weight Training, and 9th grade Fitness For Life classes. He coached Farmington’s competitive weightlifting for 9 years, and in that time, the Tigers earned four state team titles, over 40 individual state champions, and multiple state record holders. Prior to that he was the head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Lakeville (MN) High School and worked as a personal trainer for 6 years. Scott is featured in the award-winning documentary "My Run" which tells the story of his 56-year-old client who ran 75 marathons in 75 days. He continues to compete in track & field at the masters level where he is a nationally ranked sprinter and holds several state age-group records. Scott is the current Minnesota state director of the National High School Strength Coaches Association.
28 Jun 2018

High School Weight Room Scheduling and Workouts For Efficiency

2018-07-24T14:58:40+00:00 By |

When most high school strength & conditioning coaches start out in the field, their goal is to establish a sound program within their school and one where all teams are involved.  When starting from scratch or starting a new program, most begin with a few sports and then build from there as the program grows.  [...]

25 Apr 2018

Agility vs. Change of Direction [Video]

2018-07-24T15:09:05+00:00 By |

One of the hot topics in the world of strength & conditioning and sports performance is how to actually train for improving agility. The debate comes down to the definition of agility and how it differs from change of direction, and ultimately what you are actually training. There is one significant difference between the two [...]

21 Dec 2017

8 Types of Yoga For Athletes

2018-06-25T11:54:53+00:00 By |

The Benefits of Yoga for Athletes The health benefits from regular yoga practice cover a broad spectrum, ranging from flexibility to strength.  For athletes, yoga can benefit them tremendously in terms recovery and from a restorative point of view.  There are many different types or styles of yoga practice. For those just starting out, it [...]

28 Sep 2017

Deceleration Drills for Agility and Change of Direction

2018-06-25T12:00:22+00:00 By |

When training to improve agility and change of direction, most people think about different on-field or on-court running and cutting drills, often utilizing different lines or cones for things like the 5-10-5 drill or the pro agility.  Cones set up in a square or different shape are often used with athletes performing specific running patterns [...]

22 Aug 2017

High School Weight Training: A Unified Approach

2018-06-25T12:05:05+00:00 By |

High School Weight Training: Early Failures and Lessons Learned When I got my first strength & conditioning job at the high school level, I had been working for several years as a personal trainer.  Prior to that, I got my first real experience in the field of strength & conditioning as an intern at the [...]

18 Jul 2017

Resistance Sprints For Increasing Speed

2018-06-25T12:07:59+00:00 By |

  Using Resisted Sprints to Increase Speed When it comes to speed development, there are all kinds of factors involved. Yet it really boils down to one primary thing - ground force production.  The athletes that can produce the greatest force against the ground while sprinting will be the fastest.  It’s as simple as that.  [...]

13 Jun 2017

Managing Large Workout Groups In A Less-Than-Large Weight Room

2018-06-25T12:10:25+00:00 By |

One of the biggest challenges that high school strength coaches have to deal with is working with large groups of students and athletes.  Trying to figure out the best way for a large group to get in an effective workout in a weight room is tough for most of us.  Almost all high school strength [...]