Doug Gle Traverse City Central


I talked with Doug Gle about fundraising, velocity based training, and how to get the best out of his athletes everyday. Lots of cool nuggets in this episode. Doug Gle from Traverse city central Michigan has tons of great ideas and thoughts on training the high school athlete. He has a ton of knowledge and experience. As one topic we discuss is how he raised over $100,000 for equipment and supplies through grants and fundraising for his facility. Very cool stuff.

Coach Gle has taught life science, physical science, environmental science, science nutrition and physical education. He is also the strength and conditioning coach as well as coaching football, basketball and track. He implements and directs the strength program during the school year and summers.

Doug Gle’s undergrad was from Hope college in kinesiology and exercise science and then later got a masters from western Michigan university with an MA in kinesiology and exercise science. He has coached at the University of Northern Iowa, western Michigan University, and eastern Michigan university. He is NSCA certified, and also USA weightlifting certified since 1996 and 1998 respectively.

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My name is Dane Nelson. I am a former college and high school strength coach. I created this podcast for strength coaches at any level but more specifically for High School Strength Coaches. I want strength coaches to be able to connect to each other and learn more about the growing field of full time high school strength coaching.  Thanks for checking out the website.  It would be great to connect with other strength coaches and talk about what works and what doesn’t work when training high school athletes.  This is why I created this podcast. I hope  you find it useful and valuable!


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