Sometimes, mental preparation can be just as important for your athletes' success as their physical preparation. Guest author Lindsey Wilson of Positive Performance shares 3 easy techniques coaches can use to help their athletes get ready to compete at their highest level.
Stopping your training in-season is kind of like playing Super Mario Bros., getting to the final boss, then shutting off your Super Nintendo: you lose your progress! There's a lot more to it than that, but the importance of in-season strength and conditioning cannot be understated. Guest author Doug Berninger tells us why in-season training helps athletes prevent injuries and perform at their best - and why coaches MUST make it a priority.
Effective coaching is about much more than just physical training. Motivation, encouragement, discipline: it's all part of the complex coach-athlete relationship. Brian Gearity, Ph.D., directs the Sport Coaching Master's Program at the University of Denver and today shares his top 10 must-read sociology articles for coaches - because to help our athletes perform better, we must first better understand our athletes.
Legendary high school coach Mike Nitka shares his tips on creating a strength and conditioning program that both keeps student-athletes safe in the weight room AND protects strength coaches from liability. Part 2 of a 3-part, must-read series!
Whether your sport involves throwing, an overhead motion, or any kind of power output from the shoulders, you can rest assured that avoiding shoulder injury is key to a successful athletic career. Here are 3 weight room tips to save your shoulders and keep them as functional as possible.
Athletes from almost every sport need strength and explosiveness to be competitive. Not only do these traits improve athletic performance, they also help reduce an athlete’s risk of injury—which makes the weight room, where strength and power are developed and honed, a critical component of athletic success. The hang clean is an effective movement at developing strength and explosiveness, but it's also a difficult lift to master. Here are our 3 BIG tips to help improve your hang clean!
Injuries are part of the game in any sport, but especially in sports where physicality is necessary to compete, like football, lacrosse, or hockey. While some elements of contact sports are unavoidable, what can make the difference in keeping you healthy and safe for competition is to focus on reducing non-contact injuries. Avoid injuries by correcting these 3 mistakes.