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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 My High School Athletes Must Earn the Right to Max Out

There's been a recent uptick in the number of social media videos showcasing high school kids lifting with bad form. Kids are maxing out on Cleans,...

Why Forcing 'Better' Biomechanics on Athletes Doesn't Always Make Sense

When it comes to complex sport movement, there is no textbook technique. So why do many coaches try to force their athletes into what they deem as per...

Why Games Are a Great Way to Train Youth Athletes

If you work with youth athletes in any sport, you have probably realized the need for fun to be a key factor in their training. Especially when wor...

A Parent Wants Their Kid to Perform Training That's Too Advanced. What Should The Coach Do?

Thanks to the rise of social media, we have greater access to the training routines of professional athletes than ever before. Although there are n...

Why Neck Training is a Must For Every Athlete—Not Just Football Players

Every strength coach or trainer feels they have the best and most well-balanced program when it comes to preparing their athletes for the demands of t...

The Push-Up Variation That Fixes Your Form and Enhances Your Posture

When it comes to useful coaching cues, what works for some does not work for all. This is why it's always important for a coach to have a wide arsenal...

How to Cue the Youth Athlete Without Losing Your Mind

Working with youth athletes can be tremendously rewarding for a strength and conditioning coach, but it's also undeniably tricky. Depending on the age...

3 Common Sprinting Tips That Actually Make You Slower

Have you ever wondered why, despite trying common sprinting improvement techniques (such as lifting your knees), you're not really getting any faster?...

Why Core Stiffness Matters More Than Core Strength

When it comes to building speed, coaches tend to focus on sprint mechanics, power-based training and plyometrics. Coaches think when we want to develo...

This Type of Exercise Has a Powerful Effect on Kid's Brains—And Most Aren't Getting Enough Of It

If you are a youth athlete, parent or coach, chances are you crave information on new exercises to improve strength, skills and speed. The physical...

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