KISS, or Keep It Simple Stupid, is a common phrase, but relates greatly to coaching in the strength and conditioning world when discussing program design. Complexity can be our worst enemy when we are designing protocols for our athletes. Focus needs to be on simplicity and fundamentals to maximize the development of our athletes. The last thing they want to do is come in and have to think about how to do a drill or skill due to its complexity. I always encourage my athletes to actively think about how a drill may apply to their given sport, but too much complexity can lead to confusion and diminish the effectiveness of the training. Vern Gambetta, a true expert in the strength and conditioning world, really hits home on this point with a recent post. Take a look and STAY ACTIVE!