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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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Soccer Dribbling Drills to Help You Beat More Defenders on the Pitch

Scoring goals is at the heart of "the beautiful game," but beating defenders in soccer is what makes the crowd rise up out of their seats. They're ...

Get Better Results With These 3 Tips

Exercise. It doesn't have to be a dirty word.We live in a quick-fix society that has us obsessed with results rather than the process of achieving our...

Why Young Athletes Shouldn't Start at Bodyweight

Most likely, everyone reading this article has heard or been told the mantra, "You need to be able to control your body weight before you start liftin...

You Can Build Muscle Mass Through Swimming

Swimming is an excellent, low-impact exercise for burning calories and getting fit. It's ideal for those with injuries, joint problems or other issues...

Why Every Football Lineman Should Also Throw Shot Put

Fifteen offensive linemen were named to the 2017 Associated Press All-America teams. Eleven of them threw shot put in high school. This is no me...

Why Every Athlete Needs An Agility Ladder

No, you will not become an Olympic sprinter by using an agility ladder. It is however a versatile tool that can effectively teach some fundamental ski...

Take Your Workout Outdoors With This Brutally Challenging Circuit

It's officially nice outside again! The long hours of being in a stuffy gym all winter are through! Be happy! It's now time to for your outdoor workout...

Staying Motivated in Uncertain Times

Typically, when I write an article, I start by describing why something could be a problem (dehydration, decreased hip strength, burnout, etc.). This ...

8 Core Exercises That Are Better Than Sit-Ups

What's Wrong With the Sit-Up? For decades the bent-knee sit-up has served as the go-to core exercise by military personnel, sports coaches, and phy...

Basketball Off-Season Workout: Strength and Size

If you've spent any time talking with a strength coach—or browsing the articles on STACK.com—you understand that it's critical to focus your train...

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