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Human Performance

 

The Human Performance department directly oversees the physical development of  the NMMI Corps of Cadets and  NMMI Junior College Athletic Teams. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive physical development program which utilizes educated, protective and progressive training methods, to accomodate various population groups to meet the demands of competition/sport.

 

 

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Head Coach

JASON FLEENOR

 

Educational Accomplishments

   •  BS in Exercise Science, Ashland University, 2010

   •  MS in Exercise Science & Health Promotion, CU of Pennsylvania 2013

   •  NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist

   •  National Association of Speed and Explosion Specialist 

   •  NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach 

   •  TRX Certified Instructor  

   •  American Heart Association-First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

Experience

Jason Fleenor graduated from Ashland University with a degree in Exercise Science.  Afterwards, Fleenor worked at Denison University as a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach under the Director of Strength, Mark Watts.  While there, Fleenor assisted in developing and implementing training schedules, organizing and implementing movement assessments, exercise technique progressions, dynamic warm-ups, speed and agility training, strength training, flexibility, and performance testing exceeding 14 different sports.  Fleenor was responsible for collecting and interpreting testing data, daily maintenance of equipment and facilities, and developed strength and conditioning manuals and instructional videos. 

After Denison, Fleenor was employed by the United States Army as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and participated in the Musculoskeletal Action Team.  Fleenor worked to reduce and prevent musculoskeletal injuries and related Initial Entry Training (IET) attrition while optimizing the performance of soldiers.  In addition, Fleenor instructed Physical Readiness Training (PRT) courses for incoming cadre teaching methodology, programming, injury prevention, and proper technique in the classroom and in hands-on settings.

Jason's wife, Caitlin, is a recruiter for NMMI Admissions.

 

Office Phone:

575-624-8029

Email:

fleenor@nmmi.edu

 
 

Assistant Coach:

TYRELL CURTIS

 

 

Office Phone:

575-624-8267

Email:

curtis@nmmi.edu

   

 

 

PROGRAM PRINCIPLES:

   1. Safety
   2. Reduce the Risk of Injury
   3. Increase Mental "Intensity"
   4. Develop Character and Team Chemistry
   5. Increase Work Capacity
   6. Train for Athleticism
   7. Train for Efficiency
   8. Develop the Attitude Necessary to Compete at the highest level

TRAINING ELEMENTS:
   1. Ground Based
   2. Multi-Joint/Athletic
   3. Incorporate First/Isolate Last
   4. Train the "Core of the Body"
   5. "Ground-Up" development
   6. Metabolic Conditioning
   7. Speed, Agility, Quickness Development
   8. Proper Joint Function(s)
   9. Recovery/Restoration/Nutrition

KEY BLOCKS OF ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT:

1. Strength: Combats external forces applied to the body during competitive/sport movement. Strengthening muscles associated with body regions that supply force during movement helps reduce the risk(s) of injury while providing a solid baseline for development.

2. Power: The rate at which you apply force. All competitive or sport related movement(s) requires the application of force. Incorporating explosive actions in regions of the body associated with explosive movement. (plyometrics, explosive drills)

3. Athleticism/Movement: Increasing efficiency in elements of strength and power corresponding to "real world" athletic movement patters. A. Speed B. Agility C. Quickness.


4. Skill: Applying the elements of strength, power, speed and agility in the aspects relative to sport practice/competition.

Flexibility and Conditioning: preparation for each progressive step of development.

NUTRITION:

  1. Eat Every 2-3 hours
  2. Eat complete Protein with every feeding
  3. Eat vegetables every time you eat
  4. Eat starchy carbs post-workout
  5. Consume Healthy Fats
  6. Avoid all drinks outside of water, unless after a workout
  7. Eat whole, unprocessed foods whenever possible
  8. Follow these rules 90% of the time. Allow "cheat" meals.
  9. Develop food preparation strategies
10. "Time Nutrients"- When to eat What