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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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The Push-Up Variation That Fixes Your Form and Enhances Your Posture

When it comes to useful coaching cues, what works for some does not work for all. This is why it's always important for a coach to have a wide arsenal...

How to Cue the Youth Athlete Without Losing Your Mind

Working with youth athletes can be tremendously rewarding for a strength and conditioning coach, but it's also undeniably tricky. Depending on the age...

3 Common Sprinting Tips That Actually Make You Slower

Have you ever wondered why, despite trying common sprinting improvement techniques (such as lifting your knees), you're not really getting any faster?...

Why Core Stiffness Matters More Than Core Strength

When it comes to building speed, coaches tend to focus on sprint mechanics, power-based training and plyometrics. Coaches think when we want to develo...

This Type of Exercise Has a Powerful Effect on Kid's Brains—And Most Aren't Getting Enough Of It

If you are a youth athlete, parent or coach, chances are you crave information on new exercises to improve strength, skills and speed. The physical...

4 Squat Variations That Should Be in Your Training Arsenal

Many trainers, coaches and lifters believe that the basic Barbell Back Squat is the ultimate lift. They're not necessarily wrong, but some issues can ...

Connecting the Weight Room to the Field: Small Changes Make a Big Difference

Believe it or not, motor learning and skill acquisition doesn't have to end on the field. With some simple tweaks to our training, we can bring many o...

The One Bodyweight Movement That Can Reveal a Thousand Flaws

The initial assessment of a client or athlete can be one of the most valuable tools for a strength coach. Baseline assessments provide an initial o...

4 Soccer Agility Drills to Improve Quickness and Dribbling

Since hosting the 1994 World Cup, the United States has seen a meteoric rise in the popularity of soccer. Over the last 21 years, the number of high...

Lunges Hurt Your Knees? Try This

The Lunge is something I would consider essential for good movement. Single-leg strength and stability is of massive importance in keeping humans heal...

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