John Cissik

Website: http://cissik.com/blog

John Cissik

John has worked with athletes at all levels, produced four videos, written 10 books and published more than 70 articles on strength and speed training. He currently teaches special education and coaches baseball, basketball, and special needs sports.

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Why 'Reactive Agility' Is Important for Athletes—And How You Can Train It

When people think of agility, they think of changing directions. Cutting, stopping, going backwards, veering, that sort of thing. To me, agility is...

Teach Young Baseball Players How to Get Baserunners Out

Controlling baserunners is an important part of a baseball team's defensive strategy. Done right, a team can get extra outs and can severely disrup...

If You're Simply Assigning Sets and Reps, You're Failing as a Strength and Conditioning Coach

Strength and conditioning coaches have never been more important. While the one-sentence job description for the role might be something as simple ...

Why Simply 'Getting Shots Up' Isn't Enough to Make You a Better Shooter

It's been my experience that most basketball players are really good shooters in their driveways or when they are alone at the neighborhood court. How...

Simple Situational Infield Drills for Youth Baseball Players

Coaching baseball for young athletes can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but only if you know what you are doing. If you are unprepared, both t...

How to Run an Effective Youth Baseball Practice

You got your child signed up for youth baseball! Now they have the chance to learn the sport, be part of a team, and compete with their peers. Just...

4 Squat Variations Every Athlete Should Know

It should not be news to you that the Back Squat is a critical exercise for the strength and conditioning of athletes. The Back Squat trains athlet...

6 Killer Kettlebell Warm-Ups for Team Sports Training

Kettlebells exploded on the strength and conditioning scene over 20 years ago and they remain very popular with strength and power athletes. Kettlebel...

Cut the Catch: How Not Catching the Bar on Olympic Lifts Unlocks Greater Strength and Power

Athletes, regardless of sport, need power. Power is the ability to express strength quickly. It shows up in jumping, throwing, kicking, hitting, sprin...

4 Keys to Speed Training (Plus a 4-Day Workout Plan)

Speed training is important for athletes of all ages and all sports. Speed is also a major focus on athletic assessment, so it can be used to determine...

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