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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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Built by 'Bama: Why Alabama Softball Workouts Are So Intense

A weight plate slams down. The sound—nearly identical to the crack of an aluminum bat hitting a ball—echoes through the 37,000-square-foot, state-...

Develop Explosive Basketball Court Skills

Take complete advantage of your off-season with an effective basketball training program. By combining skill development workouts with resistance tr...

4 Medicine Ball Throws to Improve Your Softball Defense

The best weight room exercises are those that transfer to the field. It doesn't matter how much weight you can lift if the movement you perform does...

How Female Athletes Can Gain Muscle

Becoming more toned and defined means adding lean muscle. To do this, you must first become stronger. When you have more strength, you'll be able to...

My Training Secret to Create Softball Swagger

Rarely today do performance coaches have a training secret. Everyone learns from everyone so no one has to "reinvent the wheel." I do have a trai...

Add Fun and Variety to Your Flexibility Routine With Sun Salutations

New drills, exercises, and advanced competitions: you practice all of them in your strength and conditioning training—and the variety helps your...

2 Challenging Volleyball Conditioning Drills

When working with volleyball players, I come across many great athletes. However, their conditioning is somewhat neglected. This allows me to challe...

Women's Basketball Summer Homework: Ball Control

Sloughing off your training is a surefire way to guarantee an early exit in your basketball career. It takes time, persistence and confidence to a...

Softball: Game Speed Training with Medicine Ball Throws

Develop your explosive force through contact while hitting and running and at the release point of throwing and pitching. Softball is a power spo...

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...

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