Category Archives: Coach Micah Kurtz

THREE HOLIDAY HEALTH TIPS Welcome to the 2018 holiday season!  This is a time to enjoy with friends and family.  This is a time for family get togethers, office work parties and reminiscing with old friends as they come back in town. This is a time for Christmas cookies, Gingerbread Men, Candy Canes, Cheesecake, Hot Chocolate and Eggnog! Unfortunately, all the festivities also presents an annual challenge for our health and fitness goals.   Don’t stress about that!  Read more […]

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Summer Training Considerations & 3 Great Exercises For The Summer Time

Summer Training Considerations with Micah Kurtz & WACH Fox Lena Pringle   3 Great Exercises For The Summer Time Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for highlight videos and workout tips! The Athlete Maker Team: Micah Kurtz, MS, CSCS*D, RSCC*D, USAW, FMS, NASE, serves as Strength and Conditioning Consultant Coach to nine-time high school basketball national champion Oak Hill Academy, which won the Dick’s High School National Basketball Tournament Read more […]

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Thank You from Coach Kurtz

Dear AC Flora Students, Athletes, Coaches, Parents, Administration, Teachers & Community Members: I want to thank all of my AC Flora family for the opportunity to serve you as both a teacher and coach. When I took this job, I didn’t know what to expect. Thankfully, I was taken in like family by many members of the AC Flora community. I was given your trust, support and friendship. AC Flora and Forest Acres very quickly became home to me and it was a pleasure to work with all of your Read more […]

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3 Smart Questions Every Parent Should Ask A Strength Coach

QUESTIONS EVERY PARENT SHOULD ASK THEIR CHILD’S STRENGTH COACH There’s no better breeding ground for being a success in life than sports and in the weight room.  All parent’s should make sure they find a coach that believes in not only training their child to be a better athlete, but also how to be a better person. At the youth (6-12 years old), and the high school level (13-18 years old) an athletic development program should be focused on the athlete learning the proper fundamental movement Read more […]

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Basketball: Tennis Ball Rebounding Drill

With Basketball season in full swing, I hope your team is playing well and improving every day. I wanted to send you one of my favorite basketball specific plyometric drills.  I love this drill because it incorporates hand eye coordination and explosive plyometric training.  It requires the athlete to work on a quick second jump which is so important for basketball players when they get an offensive rebound.  This is a great way for your athletes to continue to stay strong and explosive throughout Read more […]

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To be explosive, move well, feel good AND have a great vertical, an athlete should have good hip mobility. Many athletes, especially basketball players, have tight hips. Tight hip flexors present a disadvantage for athletes. Tight hips can hinder an athlete’s use of his or her glutes. The glutes are one of the most important muscles for running fast and jumping high. In addition, tight hip flexors can prevent an athlete from being able to explode into triple extension. Triple extension is what Read more […]

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Happy Holidays From The Athlete Maker LLC

     I hope you all have a great Holiday! Keep working hard, enjoy time with your family & friends and may you reach heights in 2018 as high as these Oak Hill guys jump!! I’d love to hear about your success stories, feel free to send me videos or a short note about any improvements you’ve seen. Enjoy!   Also be sure to subscribe to our youtube channel for highlight videos and workout tips! Come See Coach Kurtz Speak Read more […]

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