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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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The Five Essential Movements for Building Athletic Strength

For an athlete or coach who's just beginning to dive into the world of strength and conditioning, the topic has arguably never felt more confusing. ...

27 Reasons Young Athletes Should Try Sled Training

Sled and prowler training offers a lot more benefits than you might think. Not only can it help you achieve a greater top speed, but it can also bu...

4 Simple Ways to Build Stronger, More Resilient Hamstrings

Hamstring muscle injuries are extremely common among athletes. They cause significant loss of training and competition time and have a high probabi...

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...

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...

What are 'Loaded Carries'? The Powerful Benefits of These Simple Exercises

Loaded Carries are one of the best bang-for-your-buck exercises. These movements consist of "loading" oneself with a weighted implement and walking fo...

Here's a 4-Week Strength Training Program Designed for Pre-Teen Athletes

When working with and designing a strength program for youth athletes (ages 13 and under), the goal is to keep it as simple and appropriate as possibl...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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