Matthew Van Dyke
Associate Director of Sport Performance at the University of Denver
Prior to his position with the University of Denver Matt was the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports at the University of Minnesota. During his tenure at Minnesota, Matt was responsible for performance programming for men’s and women’s hockey, baseball, track and field, and the women’s golf team.
Preceding his position with the University of Minnesota Matt completed his Graduate Assistantship as a strength and conditioning coach with multiple teams at St. Cloud State University, where he earned his Masters of Science in exercise physiology and nutrition in May of 2015.
Prior to his GA role at St. Cloud State, Matt served as an intern coach with the Iowa State Olympic Strength and Conditioning staff in the summer of 2012, with the Iowa State Football Strength and Conditioning staff under Yancy McKnight in the spring of 2013, and most recently with the University of Minnesota Olympic Strength and Conditioning staff under Cal Dietz in the summers of 2013 and 2014.
Matt most recently presented at the 2015 CSCCa National Conference on “Advanced Triphasic Training Methods” and has presented in both 2014 and 2015 at the Minnesota Sports Performance Clinic, is a co-author of "Triphasic Training, A High School Strength and Conditioning Manual" and “Balance of Power" in the September 2014 issue of Training and Conditioning, and has articles on xlathlete.com, while also writing for his professional website vandykestrength.com.
Matt was a member of the Iowa State Football Team for 4 years as a wide receiver where he earned Big XII Second Team Academic Honors for the 2011, and 2012 seasons.
Matt is certified by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (SCCC). He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in exercise science from Iowa State University in December of 2012.
Triphasic Lacrosse Training Manual34,95 $
All performance coaches have one ultimate desire, to create the ultimate athlete. One that is powerful, yet resilient according to the physical demands of lacrosse. The Triphasic Lacrosse Training Manual was created to allow optimal performance to be achieved in the sport of lacrosse from a physical preparation standpoint. Lacrosse, due to its fast-paced and physical gameplay, requires all competitors to achieve a high-level of proficiency in many skills. The authors have taken the physical requirements of lacrosse and broken them into six “physical performance qualities”. These six qualities cover each of the energy systems within every person, and also three qualities aimed at improving force levels. In order to display the physical proficiency required by a lacrosse athlete, each of these six physical qualities must be appropriately trained. The Triphasic Lacrosse Training Manual not only incorporates these six qualities in training, but also includes many other training principles. These other principles, which must all be considered in a successful lacrosse training program, include quality versus capacity training, injury prevention, specifically glute functioning through the introduction of the newly developed “glute layering system”, multi-dimensional training, and specific energy system and biomechanical training required in lacrosse. The Block Training, Modified Undulated Training, High-Quality, and Triphasic Muscle Action Training Models are all described fully and are demonstrated in the importance of an athlete to maximize their rate of force development (RFD), which is one of the most important skills a lacrosse player can demonstrate. RFD is critical in lacrosse as it is not necessarily the strongest athlete that comes out on top, but the one who is capable of applying the greatest amount of force in the short amount of time available.34,95 $