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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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Are You Over-Coaching? How to Tell if Your Instruction Is Actually Impeding an Athlete's Progress

Coaching is an art form. The science and application of what coaching is has recently been brought to the forefront by the popular Brett Bartholome...

The Best Bodyweight Exercises for Soccer Players

Soccer strength training is a bit scarce in the United States at the high school level and below. Many coaches (wrongly) believe that they can send th...

How to Improve Female Athlete Participation in the Weight Room

As a first-year high school head strength and conditioning coach, one of the biggest concerns I faced was female athlete participation. Although ma...

Simplicity Is Always the Key When Strength Training Young Athletes

What is the overall purpose and/or goal of training for athletic performance at the middle school and high school levels? Any response given to thi...

5 Split Squat Variations to Level up Your Training

The Bulgarian Split Squat, also commonly referred to as the Rear Foot-Elevated Split Squat, accomplishes many objectives, such as improving single-leg...

3 Excellent Hamstring Exercises You've Never Seen Before

I believe your hamstrings are one of the biggest keys to unlocking your athletic potential. You know, those muscles on the back of your thighs that...

Create an Effective 3-Day Workout Routine With This Template

When it comes time to write programs, whether for yourself or someone else, the process can quickly become overcomplicated. You can spend hours upon h...

How to Run an Effective Youth Baseball Practice

You got your child signed up for youth baseball! Now they have the chance to learn the sport, be part of a team, and compete with their peers. Just...

You Think You Have a Concussion. What Next?

To be clear this article is by no means a way to diagnosis and treat a head injury, nor is it an attempt at providing medical advice of any kind. This...

4 Things That Every Young Pitcher Should Address

When looking at the most effective way to train young pitchers, we need to project out three or four years (or more) and consider the "long-term athle...

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