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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 Best Shooting Basketball Drills for Kids

Youth programs are the feeder systems for high schools, and what they teach can hurt or help the present and future of high school basketball programs...

4 Strategies for Individualizing Workouts in Group Settings

Why? Individualization of training provides multiple opportunities to maximize the benefits each athlete gets from a given workout. No two people come...

Essential Med Ball Exercises That Build Power

Triple extension. Rate of Force Development. Athleticism and explosiveness. Eccentric-loading contractions. The stretch-shortening cycle. Power! These...

The Ideal Way to Shed Fat Without Losing Muscle

A multitude of strength and conditioning programs have been devised throughout the years that each promise to deliver serious and uncompromising...

Get Faster With This 4-Exercise Circuit Technique

The French Contrast has grown in popularity in recent years, mainly due to the work of Cal Dietz of the University of Minnesota. Coach Dietz is known...

3 Things Youth Athletes Should Never Do in the Weight Room

I believe that introducing strength training to our youth athletes at an early age is one of the greatest things we can do for them as coaches,...

Improve Your Body's Ability to Move With Eccentric and Isometric Exercises

Increasing athleticism is all about learning how to move optimally. This involves acquiring sufficient range of motion within the joints, as well as...

Determining Whether You Should Train for Balance or Stability

Repeatedly in the training world, we see the addition of an unstable surface as a means to make an exercise more 'functional'. But what is the real...

Improve Your Vertical With Depth Jumps

In the sport of basketball the vertical jump is one ability that rises above the rest (pun intended). The ability to elevate is paramount to success on...

How to Create an Effective Team Conditioning Program

You've heard it, seen it, and probably experienced it: coaches whose primary barometer of quality is how tired they made their athletes. Teams run with...

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