Training Articles

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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Push-Up Progressions for Women

Push-Ups are one of best exercises for developing chest strength. I especially recommend them for female athletes because they also tone the shoulde...

Abby Wambach's Goal Scoring Technique

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) will kick off its inaugural season on April 13, marking the return of top-tier women's professional so...

Catastrophic Injury Rates Among Cheerleaders

Say what you will, but cheerleading isn't just about waving pompoms anymore. Combining advanced gymnastics with risky stunts like tossing and flippi...

Learn Lacrosse Wall Ball Drills

The stock of women's lacrosse is rising. However, the sport's growing popularity makes the competition even fiercer among female athletes. If you want...

Build Agility and Conditioning With the M-Drill

Tired of hearing your coach tell you to "hit the pavement and go for a run"? Try a high-effort sprint program. This type of training forces you to wor...

Weak Link Training: Shoulder Stability

When you want something bad enough, nothing stands in your way. But to stay on the field throughout a long season, you must identify your body's weak ...

Why Hip Strengthening Is Essential For Female Athletes

Today's female athletes have worked hard to narrow the gender gap. Setting records, making jaw-dropping plays and training at high intensity are j...

One Change Female Swimmers Should Make to the Breaststroke

The major difference between women's and men's breaststroke is buoyancy. (See Olympic Breaststroke Techniques.) It may seem insignificant, but this...

No Space? No Problem! Workout Video

You don't always need a fully equipped gym or weight room to develop your game. Skipping a workout because of limited space is just a pathetic excuse....

Conditioning for Women's Soccer

To really develop and maintain your fitness level as a female soccer player requires a combination of anaerobic and aerobic training. (See The Trut...

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