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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Softball Base Running Drills

In softball, getting on base is purely about speed. A quick jump toward first base after a batter makes contact with the ball is often the differenc...

Female Athletes Need to Watch Out for Concussions, Too

When people think of concussions, they often think of male football players, especially when they're talking about high school sports. But there is ...

Summer Conditioning for Women's Soccer

It's summer, which means that fall soccer season is just around the corner. This is the perfect time to start training to ensure you are in peak f...

Softball Players: Why You Need to Deadlift

Softball players—do you deadlift? If not, you need to add this essential exercise to your training as soon as possible. Now, I know what you're...

Shooting Drills from the University of New Mexico's Women's Basketball

Yvonne Sanchez, coach of the University of New Mexico women's basketball team, emphasizes proper footwork at all times. That's why she has her pla...

Myth Busted: Why Women Need to Strength Train

I often hear from women that they stick to cardio and avoid weight training because they don't want to get bulky or look like a bodybuilder. But a l...

Exercises for Female Track Athletes

If you want to perform like a Ferrari, don't train like a mini-van. Yet that's what coaches who implement broad, sweeping training plans for their t...

2 Advanced Basketball Agility Drills

Running two miles on the track or scaling the bleachers at the football stadium is not training like a basketball player. These types of activity...

3 Easy and Effective Leg Exercises for Women

No one is completely happy with how they look. But Dove Ads have made it clear that females are unhappier with their body image then males. And one ...

3 Fun Workouts for Women

Now that the weather is warm, people are inspired to take their workouts outside. But when the rains come, you will need a fun workout you can do ...

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