Chad A. Drehle

Chad Drehle will be entering his 12th year as a coach and his third year as Head Strength and Conditioning Head Coach. His coaching career started at William Chrisman taking them to their first ever playoff in the school’s history. He coached with his older brother Brad Drehle, Head Coach, and his father Larry Drehle. After three years coaching at William Chrisman Coach Drehle followed his older brother to Blair Oaks where they amassed a 97-22 record. While serving under his brother at Blair Oaks they won 7 Conference Titles, 8 District Titles, 6 Quarter Finals, 5 Semi-Finals, 1 State Championship and 2 State Runner Ups. Coach Chad Drehle served as the Defensive Coordinator in addition to leading positional groups. Entering his third year at Waynesville High School Coach Drehle resigned as Defensive Coordinator and now serves as the newly created Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Waynesville School District. Chad played Football and ran Track and Field at Hastings College in Hastings Nebraska. Chad was a 3 year starter on the Nationally Ranked Football team and was a 5 time All-American High Jumper. He was the National High Jump Champion in 1995 earning him the Frank Prince Male Athlete of the Year Award at Hastings. He was recently inducted into the Hastings College Athletics Hall of Fame and later that same year inducted into his high school Hall of Fame at Bishop O’Hara High School. Chad comes with several training certifications including personal, group, Under Armour Sports Performance as well as holding the USAW Sports Performance certification. Chad has been a business owner and was General Manager of Core Athletic, a 10,000 sq foot cross fit and performance training facility in Kansas City. Chad helped plan, implement and direct the “Tiger Performance Training” program training all athletes’ male and female year round, under one program. Since his time at Waynesville participation numbers have jumped from 65 to 250 and are expected to grow well over 300 this school year. In addition Chad also started a Power Lifting Club that competed in its first meet placing 8th in the State in the Boys Division and 12th in the Women’s. In 2016-2017 school year Chad’s program met or exceed his 15-25% gains in Bench, Squat and Clean with the Boys ending the year on a 21% average gain per lift/per athlete and the females 19% average.

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Strength Training for High School Athletes

Posted by Chad A. Drehle on Aug 17, 2017 12:00:20 PM

Programming Made Easy in 10 Simple Steps! 

There isn’t a day that goes by that someone isn't going tell you how they used to do this or that, or  "have you ever...." and even "what you should do is".  Be confident in your philosophy and keep it simple - progress is made through consistency.  

Programming is the simplest thing on your plate when it comes to real scope of your job, keep it that way.  Focus on technique, building relationships, creating your culture and safety.  You can't build a program with your head in the programming.

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Topics: Programming, Strength Program Management

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