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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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5 Rules for Running a Successful High School Strength and Conditioning Program

There are over 35,000 high schools across America. Most feature some sort of strength and conditioning program meant to enhance the performance of ...

Coaches Can Use These 2 Methods to Greatly Improve the Effectiveness ofTeam Warm-Ups

If you're reading this, you're likely a coach who works in a team sport. With that, allow me to ask you a few simple questions. What are you doing ...

Why Flexibility Is a Strength Coach's Greatest Asset When Training Student-Athletes

Coaching young athletes can be some of the most rewarding work a strength coach will ever do. But at the same time, coaching athletes at this level...

Forget Olympic Lifts: Build Awesome Explosive Power With Med Ball Exercises

When training individuals of all populations and backgrounds, there should always be one main underlying objective: "Do no harm!" As fitness professio...

A Beginner's Guide to Coaching Olympic Lifts: Starting Strong

This article is Part 1 of a series on coaching the Olympic lifts The Snatch and the Clean and Jerk are highly popular exercises in strength and con...

Why The Cable Pull-Through is The Missing Link in Your Training Program

One thing you'll hear me talk about to anyone I train is "bulletproofing your backside." This translates well to both athletes and the general populat...

6 Steps to Help You Land Your Dream Job in the Strength and Conditioning Field

Everybody wants to love what they do. If you want to land a job in the strength and conditioning field, you're not alone. The passion, the people, the...

Don't Trash Your Speed Ladder: How to Get the Most Out of This Much-Maligned Training Tool

There have been several instances in my career when I learned that things I did as an athlete growing up were not as effective as I thought they were ...

3 Steps to Help Young Athletes Get Fast, Faster

If you train athletes, then you know Ball is Life. That's to say playing the sport is frequently prioritized over preparing to play the sport. Of c...

Build the Perfect Deadlift: 7 Expert Coaches Share Their Favorite Cue

If I could only do one single exercise for the rest of my life, it would undoubtedly be some sort of Deadlift variation. The Deadlift is an applicatio...

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