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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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5 Little League Baseball Drills to Teach Fielding and Throwing

There are countless little league baseball drills. All the drills that we teach stay focused on fundamentals. You can see that the pictures below are of...

How to Instantly Add Weight to an Athlete's Squat and Deadlift

Squat and Deadlift Teaching Cues The squat and deadlift have stood the test of time as highly effective movements for building muscular strength and...

How to Beat the Basketball Zone Defense

The 2-3 basketball zone defense is a common one that is seen in basketball. It makes it very difficult for an offense to enter the paint, score a layup,...

How to Master the 2-1-2 Zone Defense in Basketball

One of my favorite basketball zone defenses 2-1-2. There are a lot of zone defenses used in the game of basketball. I often call this "X" because of how...

4 Rules for Effective Group Workouts

Strength training provides a number of benefits for athletes of all ages. In particular, youth athletes can make significant gains on the playing field...

11 Questions Every Athlete Should Ask Their Strength Coach

I am a firm believer that if you want to make real, impactful changes to your health, you are going to need some guidance through the process. The...

How This Cutting-Edge Technology is Making Pro and Collegiate Athletes Stronger and Faster

Strength and conditioning is an art. You can create the best training program in the world, but things don't always go as planned. No two athletes ...

5 Simple Knee Injury Prevention Exercises

It's easy to take your knees for granted. They support your entire body and allow you to take thousands of steps every day. For athletes, they withsta...

4 Rules For Strength Coaches Who Train Youth Athletes

In –The- Trenches Tips for Training Kids Lee Boyce As a strength coach, I've periodically gotten the opportunity to work with young athletes – and I...

A Key Step Often Overlooked in Power Development

In strength and conditioning a key component to any athlete's training program is that of power development – and to that end, one can find endless...

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