Pragmatic coaches get the outcomes they desire. Their process incorporates applying objective information, subjective personal experience, and the all too nebulous term culture. The aim of the pragmatist lies in outcomes: Does what I implemented work satisfactorily?
This guide offers creative options to acquire technology for your weight room and coaching program. It will give you the confidence to only buy the technology you need and equipment that will make your job easier.
What does it take to develop successful athletes? This week’s Freelap Friday Five features international and multi-sport coach, Jerome Simian, talking about the importance of muscle balance and the normalization of movement, proper full squat form, assessment goals, and more.
A recently published article on sports science’s failing got Craig Pickering thinking about different areas where both athletes and coaches could benefit from more research. This is Part 1 of a weekly three-part series in which Coach Pickering examines 10 important questions whose answers could make a big impact on the industry.
When creating a training facility, make more out of your square footage without compromising efficiency and quality by buying equipment that’s essential to making a profit. Knowing a tool will generate recurring revenues means you can build a business model around it. Here are five pieces of equipment to start a facility and build from there.
Young women’s athletic careers are often propelled into being competitive, with little time dedicated to developing fundamental movement skills, foundational strength training, or any sort of structured athletic development outside of sport-specific practice or competition. S&C Coach Cody Roberts has an easy plan that helps familiarize these female (and male) athletes with the weight room.
These days, many young athletes lack fundamental coordination and movement skills. Coach Jeremy Frisch has made it his mission to bring back these basic movements that once flooded our courts and fields with superior athleticism. Read on to find out how he helps youth athletes develop their own style of movement, and brings play back into the developmental equation.
Pre-hab, grip, and vision work during rest intervals help us control the weight room’s logistical flow while providing activities that are vital to an athlete’s overall development.
Want to get a look into an elite coach’s cornerstone concepts of sprint training? Check out sprint coach Jonas Dodoo’s philosophy on the topic in this week’s Friday Five.
The importance of building a complete neck is about more than just the possibility of reducing concussions or helping athletes recover from traumatic brain injury—although those are both worthwhile reasons. Preparing an athlete’s neck for sport means enhancing what the neck is designed to do and, while general sport movements will lead to a healthy neck, a high-performance neck depends on direct training.