This year we are going to put our “FOOTBALL STRENGTH CLINIC” on the shelf…WE ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE THE CLINIC.

We feel we had outstanding football strength clinics for the past six years and we received great response from many football coaches and strength coaches and those interested in the future of the game. We always had great attendance and very good reviews from the national media … we feel we more than “scratched the surface” in making FOOTBALL a safer game. We sincerely thank everyone who came to the FOOTBALL STRENGTH CLINICS and supported us.

But at the same time we always felt that we were “out-siders” … we felt that the great amount of football coaches and football strength coaches (at All levels) didn’t care about properly preparing their players for the “violence level of the game.” We appealed to the “stewards of football” and found very few who cared about what happened to the young men who played the game.

We are going to study what is going on …we are fighters …and we certainly haven’t given up. We realize that in many circles FOOTBALL is just another part of our society where “people use other people … until they use them up … and they don’t care about the long-term health effects that the players will encounter…”

To us FOOTBALL is a very special experience…and an experience that should have great value for all who play it … but to play the game young men must be properly prepared. There will always be risks in contact sports … but those risks should be held to a minimum … and player safety (especially long-term player safety) should be a PRIORITY…


STRENGTH CLINIC #1 … an announcement

We also feel that STRENGTH TRAINING has very few “responsible stewards”… and tragically, very few “teachers” who know and can teach “the basics” … This summer we will hold a small “STRENGTH” clinic in Cincinnati on July 22nd… The venue for the clinic is small and can fit no more than fifty people. The clinic is FREE but only to “Gold-Level members” of “The Iron League”… A yearly GOLD membership to The Iron League costs $137. To get tickets one must speak directly to either John Wood or Kim Wood. We think of this clinic as kind of a “Chautauqua” where concerned and learned people get together to inter-act and identify the basic elements of STRENGTH TRAINING. We envision a clinic very different from any attempted.. Only serious “students of the strength game” should think of attending this clinic.

STRENGTH CLINIC #1 — July 22nd 2017, Cincinnati, Ohio
clinic is to be held at The Mini-Micro Cinema
(1329 Main St., Over-The-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio)
JOHN WOOD … e-mail:

More information on “The Iron League” can be found here