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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 I Conquered My 'Runner's Knee' Pain

Every day millions of people suffer from knee pain. Some know the cause of their pain, and others do not. I was recently afflicted with knee pain t...

Why Young Athletes Shouldn't Lift Every Day

I've begun to notice a troubling trend with my athletes. As a director of strength and conditioning at a private high school, I oversee many liftin...

New Research Shows Aerobic Activity Shortly After Sustaining a Concussion Drastically Decreases Recovery Time

For decades, the prescription for a concussion was rest, rest and more rest. Only once the symptoms subsided should exercise resume. But new res...

How The 'Snap Down' Drill Builds Explosive Athletes From the Ground Up

For athletes to truly grasp what it takes to be faster, more explosive and more agile, they must understand the relationship between their feet and th...

How to Build Real Soccer Agility

The most common question I get from soccer parents and coaches is how to improve agility on the pitch. After all, soccer is a game of multi-directi...

Why Seeing a Physical Therapist—Even if You Don't Think You're Injured—Can Make You a Better Athlete

If you've ever played a sport or engaged in serious strength training, odds are good that you've been injured at one point or another. The trauma c...

Pete Rose's 6 Tips for Breaking out of a Slump

Ted Williams once said that hitting a baseball is the most difficult thing to do in sports. Pete Rose made it look effortless. Rose's 4,256 care...

Why 'Anti' Movements Are an Athlete's Key to Functional Core Strength

Functional core strength. It's one of the most debated topics in fitness and athletic performance. In the context of athletics, "functional" means ...

If You're Simply Assigning Sets and Reps, You're Failing as a Strength and Conditioning Coach

Strength and conditioning coaches have never been more important. While the one-sentence job description for the role might be something as simple ...

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...

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