June 26, 2000
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Clemson Strength, Speed and Conditioning
Clemson, SC–Joey Batson, Clemson’s Strength Training Director, will answer questions from fans as part of the ClemsonTigers.com feature, Ask The Tigers.
Batson’s answers to the questions will be posted Friday, June 30 on ClemsonTigers.com.
Batson is entering his fourth year as Strength Training Director at Clemson.
Over the course of his professional career, Batson has pioneered many training techniques in the strength, speed and conditioning fields. Referred to by Batson as “Not So Basic Strength Training,” the collection of innovative techniques has led to impressive results by many Tiger players over the last year.
Batson is a Specialist in Sports Certified Conditioning (SSC) through the International Sports Sciences Association, and is a member of several other professional groups, which include the National Strength and Conditioning Association, United States Weight Lifting Federation and American Drug Free Powerlifting Association. He has completed the Club Coach Certification program by the United States Weight Lifting Federation. Batson is a regular speaker and instructor on the strength training circuit.
Batson earned a B.A. in physical education from Newberry College. At Newberry, he was a member of the football team and was a three-year letterman as a tight end. His senior year he was the team co-captain. In 1988, he earned his Masters in Education at Clemson, where he was a strength training graduate assistant from 1985-88.
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