Video Lessons

Lesson 1: The Basics of BondarchukA detailed look at concept of transfer of training and how it is put together in Bondarchuk’s periodization method.
Lesson 2: Warming upA look at the seven components of Nick Garcia’s head-to-toe standard warm up with a demonstration on each movement, plus two quick alternative warm up variations, and a written overview of all exercises.
Lesson 3: Periodization & planning trendsMartin Bingisser and Vern Gambetta take a detailed look back at the history of periodization and current trends in the area of planning.
Lesson 4: Multi-jumpsIdeas on how to integrate jumping into training, how to progress movements, and demonstrations of key exercises.
Lesson 5: Medicine ball routinesFour key medicine ball routines to help develop coordination and explosiveness.
Lesson 6: Basic speedTop youth sprint coach Joe McNab demonstrates speed, acceleration, and start drills to help improve sprinting mechanics.
Lesson 7: Robust runningField sports athletes need to have the ability to maintain sprint mechanics in a variety of situations and positions. John Pryor walks through his approach and demonstrates exercises he uses.
Lesson 8: Lifting for runnersA guide on why and how to implement a strength routine for distance runners with coach Carrie Lane.
Lesson 9: Specific strength for throwingNick Garcia and Martin Bingisser demonstrate their favorite specific strength exercises for throwing and discuss how to construct exercises and integrate them into training.
Lesson 10: Hammer throw techniqueA look at the core elements of hammer throw technique and how to train them.
Lesson 11: Understanding adaptationJohn Kiely dissects how the body adapts to training and how that impacts planning.
Lesson 12: Mini-band exercise librarySteve Myrland demonstrates essential mini-band exercises.
Lesson 13: Leg circuitsExamples of five intense leg circuits and progressions to develop strength away from the barbell.
Lesson 14: Lessons from master coachesUsing case studies to identify three basic principles of training seen over and over in the work of master coaches.
Lesson 15: Hip lockFrans Bosch explains hip lock, how to address it in training, and walks through training examples.


GAINtalk 1: Sticks and straps (with Steve Myrland)Former NCAA and NHL strength coach Steve Myrland explains and demonstrates how simple tools like sticks and straps can be used to develop strength and mobility.
GAINtalk 2: Assessing trainability (with Randy Ballard)The University of Illinois Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine explains their process for assessing sports-specific trainability of incoming and continuing athletes.
GAINtalk 3: Team building (with Clay Erro)Top high school football coach Clay Erro explains his philosophy of team building and what that looked like over decades of experience.
GAINtalk 4: Lessons from the Sydney Roosters (with Lachlan Penfold)High performance director Lachlan Penfold explains the process and training plan that led the Sydney Roosters to the 2013 NRL title.
GAINtalk 5: Warming up (with Vern Gambetta)Vern Gambetta shares his approach to creating both general and sport-specific warmups in his full-length DVD on the topic.
GAINtalk 6: Proprioceptive plyometrics (with Vern Gambetta)Vern Gambetta shares his approach to plyometric training in his full-length DVD on the topic.

About GAIN

GAIN is a coaching network offering coaches a community to grow, and annual events to learn and network. The annual flagship GAIN event takes place in June with details announced in December. The week-long event brings together top coaches from around the world to share best practices on athletic development, sports medicine, the art of coaching, and more.