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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 Pitchers Need to Understand Hip and Shoulder Separation

Pitchers want to throw heat. One of the main factors in a pitcher's velocity is the torque that's achieved through hip and shoulder separation. Thi...

Why Your Ab Workout Isn't Actually Strengthening Your Core

"Hey Coach, can you give me a good ab workout?" It's a question I get all the time. My response is usually something along the lines of "Are you at...

4 Speed Sled Drills for Young Athletes

The speed sled is a great tool that can help athletes improve their speed, power and overall athletic ability. Even young athletes can benefit from...

Soccer Has a Concussion Problem, and FIFA Can't Solve It

On June 15, in the first round of the 2018 World Cup, Morocco's Nordin Amrabat sustained a concussion. His dazed appearance was obvious to anyone w...

3 Factors to Consider When Training Swimmers

When you think of athletes who strength train, swimmers probably aren't the first ones who spring to mind. However, every athlete can benefit from ...

Opposites Attract: Why eSports Athletes Benefit From Strength Training

You're wasting your time. Go outside and play. You're being anti-social, go interact with people in person. If anyone has played video games for an...

Why Training to Failure Can Actually Hinder Your Strength, Power and Explosiveness Gains

Training to failure. If you're unfamiliar with the term, it refers to performing as many reps during a set as you possibly can. Only once your body...

Why Great Baseball Players Are Built in the Fall

With the fall season right around the corner, I thought this would be a great time for me to talk about the importance of early offseason training. ...

What Should I Do if One Side of My Body Is Stronger Than the Other?

We strive to be creatures of symmetry. Yet imbalances are all but unavoidable. And every day, we reinforce many of our body's physical imbalances t...

The Drills and Skills That Drive FC Barcelona's Youth System

FC Barcelona is a soccer machine. Since 2008, the club has won seven La Liga titles and three UEFA Champions League titles. As Alabama is to col...

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