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Sports performance training is the physical and mental process of working toward specific athletic, performance or fitness goals through a regimented program. Research shows that to significantly improve sports performance, overall athleticism and physical ability, athletes must complete training sessions in addition to playing their sport. Training refers to the workouts, exercises and drills they perform outside of organized practices to improve their Strength, Speed, Conditioning and Flexibility, as well to rehab and prevent injury. Well-rounded programs also include Sports Psychology training. Maximize your sports performance with advice from today's top coaches and elite athletes.

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Solving the ACL Epidemic in Female Soccer Players is More Than Training

What if I told you ACL injury is more than wide hips?What if I told you it is more than weak glute muscles?What if I told you it is more than poor lan...

3 Popular Volley Games To Break Up Monotonous Drills

As summer sports camp season comes to a close, it's time to sit back and reflect on the camps we've run. How did the players benefit from the camp? Di...

Cheerleading Technique for Strong Bases

In a stunt group, the bases are the foundation of the stunt. Without a strong foundation, it doesn't matter how good the flyer is. The stunt will stru...

Building Stronger Cheerleader Flyers

As a coach, you know that every athlete on the mat is vital to the competition's teams' success. You want all of your athletes to have a strong base t...

10 Things to Have in Your Cheer Bag

Always Be Prepared1. Cheer ShoesYour cheer shoes are very important for cheer practice, especially for flyers. They are designed specifically for stun...

A Proper Warm Up For Cheer Practice

A proper warm-up is important for any sport, but especially when it comes to cheering. The high impact of tumbling skills and flexibility required for...

What Coaches and Parents Need To Know About Training the Pre-Adolescent Female Athlete

Height is shooting up faster than you can say "growth spurt."Hip structures are widening.Thighs and legs are lengthening.Coordination feels funky and ...

Stretching From Home

Staying fit is essential in every sport, and a considerable part of overall fitness is stretching. Stretching increases your range of motion and blood...

How to Avoid Softball Pitching Injuries

We have all heard the phrase "No pain. No gain." If you play long enough, you will experience pain and every sport involves a risk of injury. Some major...

How to Fix 3 Common Softball Pitching Mistakes

The complex motion for fastpitch softball pitching has many moving parts with many common issues and even more ideas on how to fix them. This problem...

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