Conor Hughes- Organization and Management of large teams in the weightroomby Lauren's First and Goal
Organization and Management
Coaching abilities in terms of organization are vital to a teams success on and off the field and that starts in the weight room. The players believe they can rely on their coach to "find a way" for them to succeed. Most great coaches also have the ability to manage and communicate effectively with their coaching staff and players.
In particular, sports management includes the oversight of essentially all parts of an athletic program. From player development, general planning, player safety and structure. Being responsible for your players' training and development in the weight room can be demanding. With targeted training, players can not only individually but collectively elevate their game by focusing their lifting and exercises that correlate to on field aspects.
Technology has changed sports organization making time efficiency easier, setting the stage a lot simpler. Being able to assign workouts to players before arrival saves time and gears your focus. The first 3 minutes of a team workout is important, setting the tone and leading the group and effecting the rest of training. “Be the thermostat”, set the mood in the room. Set the intensity that needs to be there. Do simple better, It is about progression. Have the “If it's wrong, fix it” mentality.
Introducing Army’s Conor Hughes guide to management and organization.
**Organization and Management in the weight room training**
Strength Coach for Army West Point Conor Hughes talks about the importance of organization and management of large teams, especially in the weight room. He walks through the set stage of managing as well as the organization and implementation of workouts.
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Conor Hughes was named the Head Football Strength and Conditioning Coach at Army West Point in the spring of 2019 after serving two years as an assistant. Hughes came to Army West Point after spending six seasons at the University at Albany as the Director of Football and Men’s Basketball Strength and Conditioning. He was in charge of all physical development for the 2011 and 2012 NEC Championship football teams and the 2013, 2014 and 2015 America East Champion men’s basketball team. Prior to Albany, Hughes was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Iona College in 2010 and implemented all aspects of a training program with all 21 Division I sports at the Gaels. He went to Iona after a stint at Albany as an assistant strength and conditioning coach in early 2010. He worked with women’s basketball, women’s soccer, men’s soccer and the track and field squads. Hughes was a four-year member of the Springfield College football team. Following his 2008 graduation, he was an intern with the football strength and conditioning staff at Georgia Southern, then moved on to become a graduate assistant at Albany from 2008 to 2009.