Dr. Joe Eisenmann

Head of Strength & Conditioning

  • With IMG Since: 2022
  • Hometown: Washburn, ND
  • Languages Spoken: English

About Me

Dr. Joe Eisenmann brings 25+ years of career experience dedicated to the physical development of children, adolescents and young athletes. His diverse roles have included strength & conditioning coach, professor, researcher, sport scientist, coach educator, and youth sports coach. This background and wide lens on athletic development positions him well as the Head of Strength & Conditioning to lead and mentor the 20+ strength & conditioning coaches and also collaborate with the other arms – sports science, athletic training, nutrition, mental conditioning, leadership - of IMG Academy’s APD unit and sport coaches.

Prior to IMG Academy, he founded and directed Spartan Performance at Michigan State University, a youth sports performance training and research center. In 2017, he served as the Director of High Performance and Coach Education at USA Football where he oversaw efforts in long-term athlete development and coach education. Dr. Eisenmann is recognized as a leader in long-term athletic development having published 200+ scientific papers, serving on several national and international advisory committees, and lecturing, presenting, and consulting nationally and internationally.


  • PhD Kinesiology with a focus on pediatric exercise science, Michigan State University, 2000
  • MA Exercise Science, Northern Arizona University, 1996
  • BS Physical Education & Health, Mayville State University, 1993


  • JC Eisenmann, R Howard, T Moreno. Long-term athletic development as a framework tinfluence wellness during childhood and adolescence. ACSM Health & Fitness Journal 24(5):24-31, 2020
  • JC Eisenmann, K Till, J Baker. Growth, maturation and youth sports: Issues and practical solutions American Journal of Human Biology 47(4):324-327, 2020
  • K Till, J Eisenmann, S Emmonds, B Jones, T Mitchell, I Cowburn, J Tee, N Holmes, R Lloyd. A coaching session framework tfacilitate long-term athletic development. Strength and Conditioning Journal May 07, 2020
  • H Fullagar, A Govus, R McCunn, L Harper, JC Eisenmann. Practitioner perceptions of evidence-based practice in elite sport in the United States of America. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 33(11): 2897-2904, 2019
  • SP Cumming, DJ Brown, S Mitchell, J Bunce, D Hunt, C Hedges, G Crane, A Gross, S Scott, E Franklin, D Breakspear, L Dennison, P White, A Cain, JC Eisenmann, RM Malina. Premier League academy soccer players’ experiences of competing in a tournament bio-banded for biological maturation. J Sports Sciences 36(7): 757-765, 2017
  • S Cumming, RM Malina, JC Eisenmann, R Lloyd, J Oliver. Bio-banding in sport: Applications tcompetition, talent identification, and strength and conditioning. Strength and Conditioning Journal 39(2): 34-47, 2017
  • KR Laurson, P da Silva, GJ Welk, JC Eisenmann Reference curves for field tests of musculoskeletal fitness: The 2012 NHANES National Youth Fitness Survey. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 31(8):2075-2082, 2017
  • JC Eisenmann. Translational gap between the lab and playing field: new era to solve old problems in sports science. Translational Journal ACSM 2(8):37–43, 2017


  • Visiting Professor, Leeds Beckett University and the University of Saskatchewan
  • Professor and Director of Michigan State University Spartan Performance
  • Professor and Coordinator of University of Nebraska-Kearney Loper Performance
  • Chairperson, National Strength & Conditioning Association LTAD Special Interest Group
  • Advisory Board, LTAD Network
  • Scientific Advisory Board, English Premier League Growth & Maturation panel
  • Consultant, USA Hockey American Development Model
  • Among the world’s top 100,000 scientists of nearly 7 million scientists and one of only 600 in ‘sport science’
  • High School and NAIA Collegiate Baseball All-American

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