Podcast Interviews

Boo Schexnayder: (Louisiana State University): Long Term Plyometric Development – from Rehab to Running.

Irving “Boo” Schexnayder is regarded internationally as one of the leading authorities in training design,  bringing 39 years of experience in coaching and consulting. He recently returned to the LSU Track and Field coaching staff for a second stint, adding to his previous 12 year term on the LSU Staff. Regarded as one of the world’s premier field event coaches, he was the mastermind behind 19 NCAA Champions during his collegiate coaching career. He was a part of 12 NCAA Championship teams and a pair of Juco National titles, as well as developing a host of conference champions and All-Americans. He returned to the LSU staff in 2017.

Schexnayder has also been a prominent figure on the international scene, having coached triple jumper Walter Davis to multiple World Championships, and long jumper John Moffitt to a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. He has coached 11 Olympians, and has served on coaching staffs for Team USA to the 2003 Pan Am Games in Santo Domingo, the 2006 World Junior Championships in Beijing, and was the Jumps Coach for Team USA at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

In this episode Boo discusses:

  • His method of categorising plyometrics according to their purpose in the program.
  • Why young athletes may be more prepared for speed development than we think.
  • How he integrates plyometrics early in the rehab process.
  • How he adjusts plyometrics for Track vs Team Sports and Heavier vs Lighter athletes.
  • Key coaching points in horizontal and vertical plyometrics.
  • His go to jump tests to evaluate plyometric ability.

You can listen to the episode in full here.

You can keep up to date with Boo via the Instagram account: @BooSchex and via his website www.sacspeed.com .
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