For Tara James, Athletic Director at Providence Christian, she knew for their Athletic Department to prosper, she had to change things from the top down. Her goal was to offer a unified approach to strength training amongst all sports, and boost year round participation.
Teaching fitness and weight training to a class of mixed-grades and abilities is quite the challenge. Glenwood High School needed to find a way to provide individualized weight training for every student within one class period.
For Head Strength Coach, Cody Sexton, using excel to manage his training just wasn’t cutting it. He was spending his weekends manually updating 100’s of tabs in excel. He knew there had to be an easier way to train his athletes—which led him to PLT4M.
For decades, “Gym Class” became associated with a school subject looked at with pity and derision. Instead of hard work and self-empowerment, it was the class to skip, the one less important than “academic” subjects. Here’s how Jeff Drake, PE Teacher at Hightstown, and his industrious team of teachers, set out to rewrite the curriculum.
Changing team culture is not an easy task. For David Hay, he had an even taller task—bringing together an entire athletic program. Here’s how Glenwood High School reinvigorated their training and team culture.