Head Strength and Development Coach
Coach Andrew Childress MA, SCCC, CSCS, USAW-1,
“Being part of the M14 Family is an honor and this a great opportunity for my wife and I. I look forward to continuing the expert instruction and development that M14 is known for in the weight-room. Same as on the court, this will be done by providing age appropriate, detailed instruction in a safe, disciplined and fun environment. My passion has always been teaching and developing athletes so they can reach their full potential and learn to live a healthy lifestyle! “
Coach Andrew joins the M14Hoops staff after being a strength and conditioning professional intern at Michigan State University. Childress worked closely with over 16 teams. He mainly assisted with , men’s and women’s basketball as well as baseball, softball and volleyball. Coach Andrew also was a graduate assistant at Ball State University where he earned his master’s degree in exercise science.
Coach Andrew is certified by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is also a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach as certified by the United Stated of America Weightlifting association and he earned his First Aid/CPR/AED certification through the American Red Cross.
Speed, Agility, Explosive Power (SAEP)
The group class is offered for players during the Fall, Winter and Spring. Classes are broken down by grade level and gender. SAEP 1 is for all 4th-6th grade boys and girls. SAEP 2 is for all 7th and 8th grade boys and girls. SAEP 3 is for all high school boys and girls. We keep a 10-1 player to coach ratio in all group classes.
The classes will run seasonally and registration is done monthly. The Spring and Fall S.A.E.P. classes will be 12 weeks. The Winter S.A.E.P. will be 16 weeks to cover the basketball season and is only offered for middle school players. We do not offer any group classes for high school players during the winter (Nov-Feb) because they are in their high school seasons. We do offer private instruction for them instead during this time.
Training sessions are sold in 8-session packages and with the expectation of seeing athletes twice a week. S.A.E.P. 1, 2 and 3 are offered every day (check grade level page for specific times) and players need to reserve their spots in 4-week blocks. We do allow 1 rescheduled session at no charge with the 8 session package. Registration is NOT done online, ALL players must contact Coach Childress at AChildress@m14hoops.com to reserve their 4 week schedule and to register.
We understand that some times athletes want to focus on certain areas of their development and we want to support that! Our private sessions allow 1on1 attention to be given in a focused and detailed way. The first sessions will be an evaluation, after that Coach Andrew will set up a time to speak with the parents about the results and figure out what specific areas of performance training is requested. He will then write a program specifically for that athlete. Sessions are 60 minutes in length and sold $75/session or 10-pack $500.