Todd Rodgers has established one of the top programs in the country at Argyle High (Texas). The veteran coach has won 210 games in 18 seasons, including two state championships (2013, 2020).
Rodgers credits his team’s strength and conditioning program, led by Sports Performance Director Matt Jordan, as a major reason why his team has been able to be consistently dominant over the last decade. Rodgers and Jordan recently shared with FNF Coaches three products that help Argyle with strength and conditioning.
1. Freelap Electronic Timing System
The Freelap Timing System is an easy-to-use, fully automated timing system that is designed for a wide variety of training scenarios including track and field, football combine, downhill skiing, downhill mountain biking, swimming, and virtually any sport that involves speed training.
In Rodgers’ words: “We can do all types of timing, from a static start to a flying start. It could be 10 meters, 20 meters, 30 meters or 40 meters. We record all types of spring activities. We record the data and promote on social media.”
2. 8-Member Plunge Pool
A plunge pool is much like a hot tub, swim spa or exercise pool, but typically without the jets. It can be smaller or sometimes shorter than a typical swim spa. Just because of the smaller size alone, you can save as much as $3,000 to $5,000 over the cost of a quality swim spa unit.
In Rodgers’ words: “The wear and tear on the body is tough, but we have growing, blossoming young men who can respond. Next year, when we move into a new facility, we’ll have an 8-member tub plunge pool for recovery.”
TeamBuildr is web-based and is, therefore, accessible on any computer, tablet or smartphone. It allows coaches to send workouts electronically or print them out in the weight room. TeamBuildr stores and secures fitness data, which allows coaches of all skill levels to make better decisions when training their athletes.
Jordan’s words: “It keeps track of all of the weights the kids lift starting in middle school. We do Auto Regulatory Progressive Resistance Exercises off of that. We’ll work our way up based off percentages. TeamBuildr is the software we put everything in.”