Van Dyke Strength

The goal of Van Dyke Strength is to push the envelope of human development and performance in respect to athletic competition and sport sciences, all designed to assist athletes in reaching new levels of success. We define success by transforming each individual into a more powerful and efficient competitor in their respective event. We strongly believe there is a difference between simply exercising and the training protocols we develop.


Training Manuals Available for Performance Coach Education:


Applied Principles of Optimal Power Development (Schmarzo, Van Dyke)

This manual was created to assist coaches, athletes, and practitioners better understand the key aspects of power development and how specific training methods can help ensure power receives the desired amount of stress. This manual is not a cookie-cutter program claiming to be a “one-size fits all”, but rather it is designed to provide and teach coaches the scientific theories and concepts of how to optimize the training of power. It will provide some practical examples of how to implement these methods along with some theoretical guidelines. The goal of this manual is to provide every coach the necessary tools to optimize power training and apply the ideas, concepts, and methods in ways they best see fit for their athletes.


  • 7 sections, all revolving around daily training methods available to coaches to maximize power
  • 100+ pages
  • Most up-to-date methods, including new technology available
  • Fully Referenced throughout


Triphasic Lacrosse Training Manual (Van Dyke, Dietz)

All performance coaches have one ultimate desire, to create the ultimate athlete. One that is powerful, yet resilient according to the physical demands of their sport. The Triphasic Lacrosse Training Manual was created to allow optimal performance to be achieved in any repeat-sprint sport from a physical preparation standpoint. Lacrosse, due to its fast-paced and physical gameplay, requires all competitors to achieve a high-level of proficiency in many skills. The authors have taken the physical requirements of lacrosse, which are similarly required in almost all field based sports, and broken them into six “physical performance qualities”. These six qualities cover each of the energy systems within every person, and also three qualities aimed at improving force levels. In order to display the physical proficiency required by any repeat-sprint athlete, each of these six physical qualities must be appropriately trained.



  •  Over 300 pages of content
  • Introduction and implementation of the "Glute Layering Model"
  • "6 physical performance qualities"
  • Multiple methods and principles
    • Quality vs. capacity training
    • Multi-dimensional training
    • Block training
    • RFD training (with force plate results)
  • Fully Referenced throughout
  • Annual plan demonstrating all of these methods
    • 200+ Training sessions within annual plan, fully hyperlinked in e-book version

Contributing Authors to Van Dyke Strength

Matt Van Dyke, SCCC, M.S.

Cal Dietz, CSCS, M. Ed.

Matt Shaw, M. Ed., CSCS, RSCC, SCCC, 3DMAPS

Clayton Oyster, CSCS, USAW, M.S.

Zac Brouillette, SCCC, USAW, FMS, M.S.

Brett Bueker, SCCC, M. Ed.


Aaron Droege, CSCS, USAW

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