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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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How Soccer Athletes Should Approach Strength Training

Building muscle for soccer doesn't take fancy training equipment. Athletes just need to focus on quality movements and build strength that transfers 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...

Build an NFL Body With Odell Beckham Jr.'s Weight Room Workout

You know that speed kills, but Odell Beckham Jr. will be the first to tell you that one cannot win at football just by being fast. Through 59 career N...

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...

4 Drills For Building an NBA-Style Explosive First Step

With regards to basketball training, a lot of attention seems to be placed on vertical jump or vertical power development. However, a crucial componen...

A Simple Exercise to Fix Bad Posture Fast

What do your average desk jockey and gym rat have in common? At first glance, not much. They eat differently, they train differently and they live ...

Why Coaching From the Sidelines Will Always Backfire for Sports Parents

As a long-time club soccer coach, I've noticed a troubling trend emerging in the sport. As scores of parents position themselves on the touchline o...

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