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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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How an Elite Club Volleyball Team Learned to Jump Higher Without Any Actual Jump Training

In February 2018, I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to train the 14- and 15-year-old girls volleyball teams of the Chicago Elite Volleyball ...

5 Special Considerations for Female Athlete Workouts

Contrary to what some believe, female athletes do not need to train all that much different from male athletes. Just like males, females need to be...

This Insane Volleyball Save May be the Best High School Sports Highlight Ever

When you combine awesome athletic talent and unbelievable effort, you can create moments of everlasting sports magic. Case in point, this superhuma...

Prevent ACL Injuries in Women's Basketball with a Two-Step Deceleration Drill

There are several reasons why a female basketball player has a 50 percent greater likelihood of suffering a non-contact Anterior Cruciate Ligament (AC...

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...

5-DAY PLAN: Cross Country Training With a Heart Rate Monitor

Cross country is a popular sport in the U.S., especially at the high school level, with more than 470,000 student-athletes participating nationwide,...

Life After CrossFit: Julie Foucher Discusses Her Recovery From a Career-Ending Injury

Julie Foucher walks across the gym floor ... on her hands. This might seem impressive, but to Foucher, who placed second in the 2012 CrossFit games,...

The Shooting Drills and Strength Workout That Propelled Maya Moore to WNBA MVP

Maya Moore's 'On the Move' 3-Point Shooting Drills  You've heard the old phrase "you play like you practice." WNBA MVP Maya Moore knows it's true, s...

Lindsey Vonn's Summer Core Workout

Four-time World Cup champion skier and Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn has a rigorous training schedule, particularly during the off-season. With h...

Learn How Maya Moore Outworked Her Opponents to Become an WNBA Champion and MVP

For Maya Moore, the road to the top began in a long hallway covered in brown carpet. She was about 3 years old, she thinks, a self-described "very hig...

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