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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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How Treadmills Helped West Virginia Basketball Build Their Terrorizing Press Defense

West Virginia basketball is known for suffocating defense. In recent years, the Mountaineers have utilized an aggressive press defense that sees th...

Why Playing Tag Is an Awesome Way for Youth Athletes to Build Speed, Agility and Awareness

Developing speed and agility in young athletes doesn't have to be complicated. While there are enormous amounts of drills and exercises designed to...

The Grueling Conditioning Drill That Helped the N.C. Courage Become the Fittest Team in Women's Pro Soccer

The North Carolina Courage are running roughshod over the National Women's Soccer League. The club currently sports a 16-point lead over second pla...

How Does Someone Train to be 'Athletic'?

Achieving the top level of athleticism is the ultimate goal for any athlete looking to play at the next level. In the end, this is going to be one...

Are You Over-Coaching? How to Tell if Your Instruction Is Actually Impeding an Athlete's Progress

Coaching is an art form. The science and application of what coaching is has recently been brought to the forefront by the popular Brett Bartholome...

A World-Renowned Sports Surgeon Urges You to Stop Using These 6 Dumb Exercises

You can exercise for fun, or for training, or both. Exercise wisely, in ways that help you in sports or your daily life. But don't do exercises that a...

How to Turn the Treadmill Into a Legitimate Strength and Conditioning Tool

After reading this article, you will never look at the treadmill the same way again. That's because it's going to become your secret weapon to add ...

Why Athletes Should Avoid the Smith Machine

Every few weeks, an athlete will ask me about the Smith machine. Normally, it goes something like, "Hey Coach, there's this thing at the Y where th...

3 Reasons Why You Should Use Pause Reps

There is a million and one ways to make your exercises more difficult. But there is only one method that possesses such brutality and agony that it...

Knee Valgus Is the Movement Deficiency That Plagues Many Young Athletes

Knee Valgus refers to a moment during a squat or jumping movement where the knees cave in toward one another. Perhaps you're familiar with the imag...

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