In another innovative move we’re excited to announce the development of a comprehensive strength and conditioning program for American College Cricket athletes. Cricket requires speed, strength, agility and quickness. It also requires a strong core, rotational power, arm strength and shoulder mobility and stability for bowlers.
American College Cricket wants to offer our teams the same quality strength and conditioning opportunities provided to scholarship, professional, and Olympic athletes. We are partnering with PROOF Athletics, ProStrength, and BAM testing to help you reach your full athletic potential, even as you remain true student-athletes.
For months we have working closely with Brett, Mike, and Kurt Brungardt to create the program.Brett Brungardt’s company BAM Testing is the official Combine Testing company of the NBA (and the ICC has recently hired BAM to run their cricket combines).
Mike Brungardt was the strength and conditioning coach for the San Antonio Spurs for 18 years and has 5 championship rings. He is in The Strength Coaches Hall of Fame.
Kurt Brungardt, the founder of PROOF, is a bestselling sports and fitness writer and personal trainer.
PROOF Athletics provides pro and college teams a full range of services: strength and conditioning program design, athletic testing, and applied training analytics (using data to get peak results). For American College Cricket they will launch a concept called: PRO CRICKET FITNESS. The program will be a comprehensive, year long training program, focusing on the three main time frames: off-season, pre-season, and in-season. In a world of iTunes workouts that are one-off’s, it is essential for an athlete, if they are going to reach their full potential, to have an integrated year long program, just like pro, scholarship, and Olympic athletes.
The goals of PRO CRICKET FITNESS are simple: improve your performance on the pitch, decrease injuries, and have healthy body composition changes (more muscle, less fat), creating a healthy fitness habit for life.
Kurt was at the 2016 American College Cricket Dream11 National Championship speaking with you, our next step is to get more feedback from you on your needs. You can copy the following questions & email Lloyd at American College Cricket (Dogevpr2@aim.com) your answers. After receiving your thoughts, we’ll follow up with an email to update you on the next phase of the process and explain how the workouts will be delivered.
Do you have access to a gym?
How much time can you realistically devote to working out each week?
> 2 workouts a week
> 3 workouts a week
> 4 workouts a week
> 20 to 30 minutes a session
> 30 to 45 minutes a session
> 45 to 60 minutes a session
> 60 to 90 minutes a workout
3. What are your main strength and conditioning goals?
4. What area of your physical development needs the most work?
5. What kind of phone and computer do you use?
Thanks for taking time to fill out the survey.
EMAIL your answers to Lloyd.
Bio’s for the Brungardts:
Brett Brungardt (Testing Skills and Preparation Expert) founded Basic Athletic Measurement (BAM) in 2008. BAM has grown into the global leader in athletic testing. BAM is the official testing company for the NBA, Adidas, and Under Armour events. BAM runs the testing for premiere events (in multiple sports) across the nation and in Europe. Over the last 25 years, Brungardt has established himself as one of America’s most accomplished and premiere Strength and Conditioning coaches. He coached D-I at the University of Kentucky, University of Washington, and for the Dallas Mavericks. He is the former Director of Education at the NSCA, and has designed strength and conditioning programs for the U.S. Army. He has trained NBA MVPs, dunk champions, Cy Young Award Winners, NFL players and Olympic athletes, and led strength and conditioning clinics for high school coaches and the U.S. Army.
Mike Brungardt was the Strength and Conditioning coach for the San Antonio Spurs for 18 years, where he was part of four NBA Championships. In 2013, he was inducted into the Strength Coaches Hall of Fame. He currently consults with the San Antonio Spurs. He’s also an NBA coaching ambassador to China where he helps the Chinese Basketball Association to improve their level of athletic development and sports science. (His next trip is in May 2016). In 2014, he began training tennis pro Victoria Azarenka. Azerenka was number one in the world in 2012 and 2013, until a series of injuries. Through his company Strength Advantage, Brungardt trains young athletes with the vision of long-term athletic development.
Kurt Brungardt (Writer and personal trainer) is a bestselling author. He has written 10 books on health, fitness and sports, including the bestsellers: The Complete Book of Abs (Villard/Random House) and The Complete Book of Core Training (Hyperion/Hachette). He’s written for Men’s Health, SLAM, and Vanity Fair. He is the creator of the multipart documentary series Undrafted for SLAMonline, which started in 2012 and is now in its fourth year. His most recent book, The Running Revolution (Penguin Books), co-written with Dr. Nicholas Romanov, was released in October 2014. Below is an excerpt from the Publishers Weekly review:
“Romanov’s years of research and practice, coupled with Brungardt’s instructional writing, should be inspiring and informative for casual joggers and marathon runners alike.”
As a personal trainer and performance coach for over 20 years, Kurt has worked with a wide range of clients: youth athletes, master athletes (50 plus), and pro athletes. In his upcoming book, ATHLETEOLOGY, he traveled to top training centers and sports science academies to report on the latest science and techniques for achieving peak performance.