April 22, 2015 Volume XXV, No. 03

At Mississippi State University, an offseason focused on both physical and mental preparation primed the football team for a record-setting 2014 campaign.

The following article appears in the April 2015 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Rick Court

Rick Court, MS, SCCC, is Head Football Strength and Conditioning Coach at Mississippi State University. He can be reached at: RCourt@athletics.msstate.edu.


The following article appears in the April 2015 issue of Training & Conditioning.

Caffeine can provide the boost athletes need when it matters most. The key to making it work is a safe dosing regimen.

By Dr. Penny Wilson


Recently, several innovative sports medicine clinics have opened, their offerings as unique as their facilities. In this multi-author article, we provide a peek inside three of them.

The following article appears in the April 2015 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Aaron Hellem

Aaron Hellem, PT, DPT, CSCS, is a Physical Therapist at Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine at Mayo Clinic Square in Minneapolis. He can be reached at: Hellem.Aaron@mayo.edu.


In 1995, an up-and-coming young strength coach at the University of Oregon wrote an article for T&C on training football players. Through working with thousands of athletes, adjusting to new coaches, and facing national championship triumphs and heartbreaks, Jim Radcliffe is now a veteran whose ideas have stood the test of time. As part of our 25th anniversary, we asked him to again share thoughts with us, this time on how to adapt to the changing strength and conditioning field.


If an active shooter situation occurred in your school, would you know how to respond? One Ohio clinic held a daylong seminar to ensure its athletic trainers would be able to answer, “Yes.”

The following article appears in the April 2015 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Chris Giordullo


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