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Coach Nauert

Mission: To Educate and Empower selfless young leaders for life through Empathy, Education, and Strength & Conditioning.

Zachary Nauert is the Health/PE Teacher as well as the Head Westonka Performance Program Coordinator. Zack attended the University of Illinois at Chicago and earned his B.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. He is a graduate of North Park University where he earned his M.A. in Teaching with a licensure in Physical Education and Health. Zack has worked as a private sports performance coach at TCBoost Sports Performance in Northbrook, IL along with being a strength and conditioning coach at Glenbrook North High School and Evanston Township High School for the past 6 years. His mission is to make life changing impacts by educating and empowering selfless young leaders for life through education, strength and conditioning, and empathy. "I'm really excited to be a part of a community and school culture that brings so much joy and passion toward success for their students, staff, and community!"

Zack has worked with hundreds of athletes ranging from 7 years old to professional athletes (NFL, MLB, MLS). His athletes have gone on to earn NCAA D1, D2 & D3 scholarships along with athletes participating in the NFL Scouting Combine. Zack is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Certified USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach, and certified in Reflex Performance Reset (RPR). He is a member of the National High School Strength Coaches Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Zack is also a member and on the board for the Minnesota Strength Coaches Association.

Zack is from Evanston, Illinois where he grew up playing hockey and lacrosse. Zack has over 9 years of hockey coaching experience at the high school and youth levels. He is a Level 4 USA Hockey Licensed Coach and is certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance.


Coach Nauert in Podcast

The Talking Shop Podcast

The Talking Shop Podcast

Sep 10, 2019

17. Hockey and Lacrosse, High School Strength and Conditioning, and Humbling Life Lessons with Zack Nauert

In the 17th edition of The Talking Shop Podcast I chat with my good friend and co-worker Zack Nauert. A crazy life story with a passion for high school strength and conditioning has led Zack to where he is now and the lens he sees the world. Not to give away his secrets too soon, but hearing him speak about what makes him him was extremely interesting and something I think you'd get a lot out of. Let's get better together!

Mentioned in the show:

-Science and Practice of Strength Training by Vladimir Zatsiorsky and William Kraemer

-Intent: A Practical Approach to Applied Sport Science for Athletic Development by Justin Roethlingshoefer and Devan McConnell

-@coachzack73 (Instagram) and ztnauert@gmail.com

Coach Nauert in Podcast Part 2

The Talking Shop Podcast

The Talking Shop Podcast

Mar 18, 2020

51. Everything About (and Getting Into) High School Strength and Conditioning with Zack Nauert 2.0

In the 51st edition of The Talking Shop Podcast, I bring Zack Nauert back on to share his expertise about high school strength and conditioning. We get into 5 topics: getting into high school S&C, things that are "over-hyped", how to get "buy-in," working with big groups (20+) athletes, and 3 keys to becoming a better high school S&C coach. Let's get better together! Here's what was mentioned in the show:

-Zack's first appearance on The Talking Shop Podcast #17

-Jeremy Boone TedTalk

-https://youtu.be/wrT3rVKWXmo