PLT4M COACHES CLUB: BILLY HEWIG
Billy played football at Western Kentucky University from 2001-2005. And that’s why his favorite quote is “Have a great day if you want to.”-Butch Jones
WHY DO YOU LIKE PLT4M?
I signed up with PLT4M 4 years ago and have never looked back. The last school where I was Athletic Director, we used it mostly for after school lifting for athletic teams and we loved it.
I have since moved schools and taken over the weight program at a 5a school with 1,700 students. I teach 5 classes with 200 students and run the weight programs for football, wrestling and boys basketball teams.
The first thing I did was buy the PLT4M program to be able to organize such a big task. It keeps me organized and the workouts that are provided by the PLT4M staff are great. What also works best for me is if I need a special workout that I would like to do I can create a full workout on my own where I control everything.
Also I have a class with student athletes from all walks of life (football, soccer, tennis, swimming, non-athletes) working out at the same time using the same app but be on totally different workouts. No more printing 75 sheets before class and spending 30 hours a week on excel. It is a huge time saver!
WHY DO YOU WORK WITH STUDENTS?
It is what drives me each day. I felt like I had an amazing experience playing and a lot of it was due to the coaches I played for. So my main focus in life is to try and provide each student athlete an even better experience than I had so they can have the same opportunities I have had or better.
ADVICE FOR YOUR YOUNGER SELF:
You never know what a kid deals with at home. Make sure you take time to know a kid before you judge them.