The Ballistic Ball can help you upgrade your medicine ball training and do more with ballistic throws. Learn more about the Ballistic Ball and discover whether this tool will be helpful for your athletes.
Coaches looking to apply strength and conditioning concepts into a performance program should read this week’s Friday Five with Keir Wenham-Flatt, a leading practitioner in strength development for both rugby and American football. Coach Wenham-Flatt explains how to use logic and reasoning to train speed and power and condition your athletes.
Sports—particularly team sports—demand that athletes create force in a variety of planes with asymmetrical forces. Traditional training methods that lean heavily on bilateral lifts and linear plane movements often don’t meet these demands. Coach Erik Treske presents several methods that use asymmetric training and variable loading to prepare athletes to excel in their given sport.
As coaches, our approaches and concepts may not be perfect, but by sharing our ideas without completely dismissing divergent points of view, we accomplish more for our athletes than we would by working separately. In this post, Coach Jakalski presents arguments for two perspectives on strength training for sprinters and distance runners.
Since an athletic development program for youth age 13 and under is not the same as one for teens and adult athletes, it has different equipment needs as well. Here, Coach Jeremy Frisch lists 10 of his preferred pieces of equipment for training this age group, where the main focus is on improving coordination and fundamental movement skills.
Aerobic conditioning is more than just speed reserve, and this article shows the value of increased aerobic capacity for all athletes. Coach Carl Valle looks at every factor for building serious aerobic capacity in sport and advises that the only way to know if it’s working is to measure the influence of your training program.
When strength coach Jeff Richter starting training IndyCar drivers and pit crew members nine years ago, it was the first time in his career that he had no experience with what his athletes experience. By asking questions and listening to the answers, he learned the necessary context to develop his programming strategy. In this Friday Five, Coach Richter discusses the pieces of that cutting-edge approach.
Strength and conditioning coaches need to design their workouts in an efficient and effective manner, but the online software industry isn’t keeping up with these requirements. This article looks at the current state of the marketplace and gives suggestions for ways that software companies can innovate and strengthen their products, for the benefit of all.
There’s no doubt that an internship program can help advance your training program, but you must set it up correctly from the start. Coach Carmen Pata walks us through the things to do and not do when setting up a successful internship program, including how to attract the right people to apply.
What do your team sport athletes do in the off-season? Track coach Graham Eaton recommends looking into indoor and/or outdoor track and field for when they’re not playing their sport, as it’s an excellent way for them to “up their game” on the court or field.