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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 USA Basketball Wants Youth Coaches to Stop Using Zone Defenses

Zone defenses don't develop great defenders. That's why USA Basketball recently recommended zone defenses be avoided for youth players between the ...

3 Exercises Swaps to Help You Train if you Have Low-Back Pain

One of the biggest mistakes athletes often make during their playing career is training through pain rather than training around it. Sure, lifting ...

5 Ways You Can Improve Your Golf Game Inside the Weight Room

If you're looking to improve your golf game, it's time to head to the weight room. As with most sports, golf is now a year-round sport for many you...

4 Mistakes Ruining Your Power Clean (and How to Finally Fix Them)

The Power Clean remains a staple movement in strength programs across a variety of sports. From football to hockey to track and field, athletes wil...

How Volleyball Teams Can Dominate With the 8-Point Offense

A diversified offense is an integral part of any competitive indoor volleyball team. Expanding your team's options at the net will not only increase y...

How to Shoot a Soccer Ball

Nothing beats the thrill of scoring a goal. Sending a screamer past the keeper is one of the most satisfying feelings in sports. It's also essen...

Build 'Real-World Strength' With Uneven Load Weight Training

When you load weights onto a barbell or grab two dumbbells, are they the same weight? Silly question, right? Of course they are. It'd be absurd to ...

Why 'Reactive Agility' Is Important for Athletes—And How You Can Train It

When people think of agility, they think of changing directions. Cutting, stopping, going backwards, veering, that sort of thing. To me, agility is...

Leonard Fournette Reveals His No. 1 Tip for Young Athletes Looking to Get Faster

Leonard Fournette is freaky fast. Last season, the Jacksonville Jaguars running back totaled the two fastest speeds recorded by any NFL ballcarrier...

How to Teach Youth Soccer Players Basic Passing Skills

Passing is the pulse of soccer. Without it, the sport would be unrecognizable. This article (and accompanying videos) are intended to help coach...

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