Last year, we may have seen a critical mass of various levels of team sport making purchases. However, many of those buyers, as well as many coaches who already use sport technology, need a better understanding of the information they collect on athletes. In some cases, they need to rethink the measurements they collect, and the measures that matter most.
It’s hard to find information about the differences among types of medicine ball release styles. Some coaches swap out the terms as if they were synonymous with each other, but a true difference exists in how we project a ball into time and space. Those who want to see relevance and true function will see progress in their outcomes by applying at least one of these seven principles.
The bench press isn’t going anywhere, and you should still include it as part of a well-balanced and nuanced training program. Coach William Wayland outlines some horizontal pressing variations that allow for an athlete-centric approach.
What do the Soviets do differently than Americans in strength and performance training? To find out, Freelap talks to Yosef Johnson about strength exercises, powerlifting, velocity-based training, and so much more.
There’s a chance you haven’t read some of these strength and conditioning books, as they are a mix of newer and older texts. But don’t let their age or popularity stop you from adding them to your reading pile this year, as each of these 10 books has something to offer both an experienced coach and a coach just starting out.
Exercise progressions may be the most important contribution a coach can make to their athlete’s training and performance. This article talks about overload and progression—specifically when to do it and how much to do.
“Plyometric Anatomy,” by Derek Hansen and Steve Kennelly, provides the right balance between the written word, clear visuals, and scientific evidence to bring plyometric exercises to life and arm the reader with sufficient knowledge to develop their own explosive power training program.
Freelap talks to renowned strength coach Michael Boyle about functional training, corrective exercise, and the benefits of Olympic lifts. We also discuss changes in sports performance training over the last decade and current trends in the industry that he hopes end soon.
Coaches have a vast opportunity to continue to stay educated and grow both personally and professionally. This guide presents some direct sources and quality options for continuing education in the field.
Burnout doesn’t scare people like it should. Burnout can lead to other problems if not carefully managed, such as a premature retirement or injury. Managing a career is knowing how to pace everything, not just the training mileage or the amount of weight lifted. Coaches also burnout and should be just as vigilant with their careers as they are with their athletes.