The development of a NFL off season programme


Joe Kenn

In this session Joe will discuss the unique dynamics of developing a nine-week off-season programme for an NFL football team. We will discuss but not be limited to meso cycle development, group programming, and individual differences. Joe will then give an overview of how the field work coincides. BIOG: Known simply as ‘House’ to players, Joe Kenn’s goal as the NFL Carolina Panthers’ strength and conditioning coach is to protect and produce: protect the athletes’ body armour and produce athletic-based results. He employs a holistic and integrated philosophy in his comprehensive training plan that utilises strength training, explosive development, high intensity interval training and performance-based nutrition. An accomplished strength and conditioning coach with nearly two decades of experience on the college level, Kenn came to the Panthers in 2011 from Big House Power Competitive Athletic Training, where he coached professional, college and high school athletes and teams from several sports. Prior to that, he was the Director of Athlete Development at Louisville for two seasons from 2008-09, working specifically with the football programme. In 2009, he was recognised as a master strength and conditioning coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. That same year, Cardinals centre Eric Wood became Kenn’s fourth first-round draft choice when the Buffalo Bills selected him 28th overall.