Micah Kurtz is a nationally certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has worked as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach for the University of South Carolina and as director of strength and conditioning at AC Flora High School (Forest Acres, S.C.) Currently, he is a strength and conditioning consultant to the 2012 national high school champions, Oak Hill Academy. Together with Oak Hill basketball first assistant coach Bryan Meagher, Kurtz runs All-American Athletics and Academics, a company that provides student-athletes with one-of-a-kind sport-specific strength training, skill development, and academic advising. The company also runs basketball strength and skill clinics and camps throughout the East Coast. Kurtz has trained high school All-Americans, collegiate All-Americans, and professional athletes. Follow him on Twitter @Kurtzm3 or check out his website at http://All-AmericanAthletics.org.
Co-authored by Lucas Kurtz.
If you strap on a helmet in the fall, you should be lacing up spikes in the spring.
This should seem obvious. After all, the quickest way to impress a football scout or coach is to be the...
December 18, 2012 | Micah Kurtz
Co-authored by Bryan Meagher, Oak Hill Academy assistant head coach
A key success factor in Oak Hill Academy's championship winning basketball program is our off-season workouts. The goal is for each player to become a better athlete before the season even...
November 30, 2012 | Micah Kurtz
To be the best, you have to train with the best, and when it comes to basketball plyometrics exercises, it doesn't get much better than the tennis ball rebounding drill.
Why does it reign supreme?
The exercise is tailored specifically to emphasize...
November 6, 2012 | Micah Kurtz
This piece was coauthored by Bryan Meagher.
Basketball has evolved tremendously over the past 25 years. Today's game requires players who are not just skilled, but faster, stronger and more explosive than their competition.
Weight training is the trick for stepping up your...
October 10, 2012 | Micah Kurtz