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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 to Teach Youth and Little League Players Proper Baseball Hitting Mechanics

Let's say you're a baseball coach, but not a "used to play minor league ball and have dedicated my life to the sport" type of coach. You're more like,...

Become a Better High School Basketball Coach With Tips from a L.A. Lakers Assistant Coach

In this video, Mark Madsen, Los Angeles Lakers Assistant, provides 3 tips for high school basketball coaches: Stick To The Schedule – Give your...

2 Simple Drills to Help Athletes Accelerate Faster

If you coach any team sports, you know acceleration is king. In sports like soccer, 90% of sprints are 20m or shorter, while in rugby, 68% of sprints...

Q&A With Dr. Joel Seedman: How to Develop Your Own Training System

This article is Part 2 of a transcript of an interview with expert strength and conditioning coach, Dr. Joel Seedman of Advanced Human Performance. The...

Why Squatting With Your Knees Past Your Toes is Safe

For ages we were told never to squat with our knees going forward past our toes. It was largely considered a major mistake that put your knees in a da...

2 Strategies for Preventing and Diagnosing Overtraining

In the demanding world of athletics, injuries and lengthy recovery times are often unavoidable. How, then, can the aspiring athlete minimize the time...

How to Build a Plyo Workout for Beginners

We live in an age of YouTube, and athletes are trying to do too much too soon .Especially when it comes to plyometrics for beginners. Instead of...

Basketball Inbound Plays for Beginners

A basketball inbound play occurs at the beginning of every period, except for the first, after all made baskets and following any stoppages in play s...

Velocity-Based Training: Jump Higher, Run Faster, Get Stronger, But Lift Lighter

Practical Application of Velocity Based Training Does Your Training Give Your Athlete What They Need? : Jump Higher, Run Faster and Get Stronger While...

4 Youth Basketball Drills That Teach the Fundamentals

You can begin teaching your athletes the fundamentals of the game of basketball as early as third grade (or even younger). Showing youth athletes pr...

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