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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Queen of CrossFit: Julie Foucher

CrossFit is one of the most controversial sports out there. You either live by it or you think it's a creepy muscular cult. But either way, you ca...

How to Avoid Softball Pitching Injuries

We have all heard the phrase "No pain. No gain." If you play long enough, you will experience pain and every sport involves a risk of injury. Some major...

Kerri Walsh Jennings' Power-Packed Workout for Volleyball Players

Kerri Walsh Jennings is the Michael Jordan of beach volleyball. Like MJ, the towering 6-foot-3 California native is considered by many to be her s...

Women's Basketball Weight Training: Are Dumbbells or Barbells Better?

There are many pros and cons with training styles and programs, but there is a huge bias in the industry that needs to be addressed when it comes to...

Soccer Agility Drills for Women

Soccer is a sport that is very dynamic and involves a lot of directional changes within a game. Developing multidirectional speed in female soccer...

Can Neck Strength Reduce Concussions in Women's Soccer?

Girls soccer ranks second only to American football in the number of reported concussions . Many measures have been taken to address and manage brain...

9 Exercises Every Women's Lacrosse Player Should Be Doing This Season

Thinkstock Lacrosse season is upon us, which means that after months of Fall Ball training, it's finally game time. Your biggest focus during t...

Lacrosse In-Season Training for Women

You have spent the off season preparing for this moment. You feel faster, stronger, and more confident than you did last year. All the long hour of hard...

5 Boss Gym Moves From Skylar Diggins

Tulsa Shock point guard Skylar Diggins is putting in serious work. As one of the WNBA's most heavily marketed players, she's been having a busy off-...

3 Essential ACL Injury Prevention Exercises for Female Athletes

In my previous article, I discussed some of the causes of ACL injuries in female athletes. However, it's critical that we go in depth about what we can...

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