Matt Cates from Penn High school talks about the Want to, the have to, and the can’t do athletes. And how you coach each athlete differently. Penn High is located in Mishawaka, Indiana. This is one interview you are going to want to listen to again and again because Coach Cates has so many great ideas on training. Tons of great stuff that can be implemented with your athletes. Another great topic we talk about is the seniors role in being a leader for the rest of the team and other athletic teams in the weightroom.

Coach Cates Graduated from Portage High School in 2001, went on to play football at Manchester College where he was a 3 year letter winner.  Graduated in 2006 with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education for K-12.  He has coached sports and strength coached at the middle and high school levels and multiple schools at the same time too. He was at Martinsville high school for the past 5 years before coming to Penn High.  He has been a speaker at multiple strength clinics, seminars and summits multiple times.   He has a ton of knowledge and experience to share in this ep

Penn Want to


Contact Coach Cates

email: mcates@phm.k12.in.us

twitter: https://twitter.com/PennStrength


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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