While athletes train with an assortment of high-level stressors during the off-season, many coaches and training professionals are apprehensive about including too much high-intensity exercise and development during the in-season. However, based on his experience as a coach, researcher, and therapist, Rob Panariello argues that the application of high-intensity stressors during in-season training may be one of the few advantages remaining in competitive team sports.
Coach, researcher, and therapist Rob Panariello believes the design of both an athlete’s training and rehabilitation programs should include a philosophical foundation that’s proven successful. In this article, he makes a case for using Al Vermeil’s Hierarchy of Athletic Development for performance enhancement, as well as a modified version of it for rehab.
As colleges across the U.S. work to merge their various independent athletic departments, there’s also been an integration of the sports medicine and athletic performance groups. Just who is qualified to lead this new athletic performance model? Based on his background in business, coaching, and rehabilitation, Robert Panariello has some suggestions for those looking to hire a director to run this new division.