Jim Radcliffe will be the guest speaker for strength and conditioning at our youth football coaches clinic.
Coach Radcliffe, Oregon's head strength and conditioning coach for the last 21 seasons, plays a significant role in the Ducks' football program as the designer of the year-round development calendar.
Radcliffe, who guided the receivers during much of the 1999 fall camp, furnishes the student-athletes with a wide variety of exercise through weight training and lifting systems, and is a noted authority in the field of exercises dealing with the improvement of speed and quickness.
The 50-year-old native of McCloud, California, became the assistant strength coach at Oregon in 1985, a position he held for two years before assuming the duties of head coach in that area.
Radcliffe taught and coached a variety of sports and was the athletic trainer for four years at Aloha High School from 1980-83.
He then did graduate study at Colorado and worked in private business prior to joining the Ducks' staff. Graduating from Pacific (Ore.) in Forest Grove, he played four seasons at defensive back and was captain of the special teams. Radcliffe earned his Master's in biomechanics from Oregon in 1992.
Radcliffe is active in national organizations surrounding his profession and is certified by the United States Weightlifting Federation. He also has written books, been published in numerous professional journals and produced videos on plyometrics, one of the most effective exercise techniques.