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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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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 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...

13 Female Celebrities With Amazing Weight Room Strength

Saying women have no business strength training is like saying the Earth is flat. It wasn't true a long time ago, and it certainly isn't true toda...

Megan Rapinoe Overcame Three Torn ACLs To Become the Star of Women's Soccer

Megan Rapinoe is the reigning queen of soccer. The 34-year-old forward just led the U.S. Women's National Team to its second consecutive World Cup ...

Tobin Heath's Lower-Body Soccer Workout

Tobin Heath is the only member of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team who's won NCAA, NWSL, World Cup and Olympic titles. ESPN recently dubbed the 3...

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