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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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Why It's Better for Young Athletes to Lift 'Too Light' Rather Than 'Too Heavy'

The high school sports landscape has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. In that time, athletic departments have implemented strength trai...

Why a Hard Workout Isn't Always a Good Workout

We live in a society that often equates "more" with "better." Going overboard is engrained in American culture, and our approach to fitness is no d...

Italian Soccer Team Shares Ingenious Drills for Training Keepers to Save Deflections

Deflections are a goalkeeper's worst nightmare. They think they have a bead on the ball, only to have it re-direct off an attacker or their own def...

Soccer Pro Kristen Hamilton Reveals Two Simple Ways Young Players Can Improve Their Games

Kristen Hamilton is elite. The 26-year-old forward was a first-team All-American at the University of Denver, and she's also the school's all-time ...

Add a Light Kettlebell to Your Foot to Crank Up The Effectiveness of Your Dead Bug

Every athlete must learn how to stabilize and brace their core to limit injuries and maximize movement. When functioning properly, muscles like the...

The One Pitch That Gives Mike Trout Trouble—And What He's Doing to Change That

Mike Trout became an everyday MLB player in 2012. He's since racked up seven All-Star selections, five Silver Slugger Awards, and two AL MVPs. Trou...

Doug Baldwin Says Basketball Is the Best Workout for Becoming a Better Route Runner

At 5-foot-10, 192 pounds, Doug Baldwin rarely has a size advantage over the man across from him. Yet the Seattle Seahawks wide receiver is one of t...

Deadlifts, Dead Bugs and Superfields: Inside the Training of a Women's Pro Soccer Player

The North Carolina Courage may very well be the best women's club team on the planet. Not only do they currently sport a massive lead in the standi...

3 Common Box Jump Mistakes That Might Be Holding You Back

The Box Jump is a popular exercise for athletes of all ages. In recent years, a number of viral videos have shown athletes jumping onto absurdly hi...

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