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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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Why Six-Pack Abs Aren't a Requirement for Athleticism

Do you want to look good or perform good? Some of the world's top athletes have six-pack abs. Some of them don't. Despite what the common perceptio...

How Strength and Conditioning Coaches Can Identify Heat Illnesses

Roughly one year ago, Maryland football was going through a spring conditioning practice when 19-year-old Jordan McNair collapsed from heat stroke. He...

Why Better Rotation Is One of the Most Overlooked Ways to Increase Athletic Performance

First we build movement proficiency in a pattern. Then we build strength in that pattern. Lastly, we develop power to take our development of a patter...

What Exactly Is Sport-Specific Training?

Sport-specific training has become one of the trendiest buzzwords in sports performance. Parents now constantly ask trainers if they offer it. In resp...

Why Athletes Should Practice 'Distracted Landings' in Their Training

If you're looking for a phenomenal way to challenge your athletes' strength, stability, coordination, landing technique and mental focus, I've got the...

How Often Should Athletes Do Jump Training? And How Many Reps Should They Do?

This piece is the final installment of a series on plyometric and jump training. Direct links to the previous pieces: 1, 2, 3, 4. We've covered a l...

Why My High School Athletes Must Earn the Right to Max Out

There's been a recent uptick in the number of social media videos showcasing high school kids lifting with bad form. Kids are maxing out on Cleans,...

Why Forcing 'Better' Biomechanics on Athletes Doesn't Always Make Sense

When it comes to complex sport movement, there is no textbook technique. So why do many coaches try to force their athletes into what they deem as per...

Why Games Are a Great Way to Train Youth Athletes

If you work with youth athletes in any sport, you have probably realized the need for fun to be a key factor in their training. Especially when wor...

A Parent Wants Their Kid to Perform Training That's Too Advanced. What Should The Coach Do?

Thanks to the rise of social media, we have greater access to the training routines of professional athletes than ever before. Although there are n...

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