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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3 Excellent Hamstring Exercises You've Never Seen Before

I believe your hamstrings are one of the biggest keys to unlocking your athletic potential. You know, those muscles on the back of your thighs that...

Study: Traditional 'Pitch Counts' Aren't Doing Enough to Help High School Pitchers

Too many pitches can be bad news for a young pitcher's arm and shoulder health. That's why pitch counts have become a trusted way to guard against ...

5 Soccer Strength Exercises You Can Perform Anywhere

Here's a sad truth: Soccer players don't strength train enough. With the hectic life of the modern student-athlete, including games, practices, sch...

5 Keys to Building Better Base-Stealing Speed

Stealing bases can drastically alter a baseball game. However, base stealing is often taken for granted and an afterthought in most coach's game plans...

Hack Your Biology and Increase Your Vertical Jump With the Depth Drop to Box Jump

The best way to improve your vertical jump is by doing plyometric training. This type of training includes ballistic hops, skips and jumps that enh...

Why the Traditional Procedure for a Torn Meniscus Can Lead to a Lifetime of Pain (And The Smarter Approach Pro Athletes Favor)

Your meniscus is important. Two pads of cartilage wedged between your shin and thigh bones, the meniscus works to absorb shock, distribute load and...

Pre-Workout Static Stretching Can Sabotage Your Strength and Muscle Gains

Stretching can play an important role in athletic development. Maintaining normal, controlled range of motion is essential to feeling healthy, perform...

5 Productive Strategies Parents Can Use to Develop Their Child's Athleticism

As a former high school strength and conditioning coach, I've noticed that athletic development opportunities for kids have faded in recent years. ...

4 Ways to Stay Productive While Recovering From a Concussion

Being sidelined with a concussion is frustrating. There's nothing to ice, no surgery to schedule and no physical therapy to endure, which can leave yo...

Simple Situational Infield Drills for Youth Baseball Players

Coaching baseball for young athletes can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but only if you know what you are doing. If you are unprepared, both t...

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