Technology doesn’t make a coach’s job obsolete, it makes us more effective and productive. This article shows how adding simple feedback technology can help you design better workouts for your athletes. Letting the sports technology do the monkey work and focusing on doing what you do best as a coach will improve your results.
Curious about the typical challenges of youth strength and conditioning? This week’s Friday Five is with Craig Cheek, the strength and conditioning coach for Badin High School. Coach Cheek shares the realities and expectations for a coach moving from the college ranks to the high school population.
As science gets more sophisticated, the wearable resistance market can get more confusing to coaches and trainers. Backed up by recent research studies, Coach Carl Valle takes another look at wearable resistance products and their usefulness in a training program.
While all coaches know that kids are not miniature adults, when it comes to training, many coaches still rely on exercises and practices that are adult-driven. Coach Rick Howard presents seven strategies that are kid-centric, to help youth athletes reach their full potential.
Coach Zach Dechant believes that any talk of baseball and energy systems should start and stop with alactic development. Read on to find out why he says the benefits from other energy systems are small and offer only secondary training effects for pitchers.
Posture is so much more than just the typical back pain entry on websites and in journals. It encompasses an athlete’s structure, alignment, mobility, coordination, and even physical and mental conditioning. Here, Coach Carl Valle looks at the role an athlete’s posture has in their overall sports performance.
Want to know how APEC, one of the most successful performance facilities in the U.S., develops talent? In this week’s Friday Five with Bobby Stroupe, the strength and conditioning coach for some of the best athletes in Texas, we outline the details that make APEC special. Coach Stroupe reviews long-term athletic development and what it takes to make the best faster and more explosive.
High-performance programs are about the culture of a group of amazing humans who always act as role models for athletes and place the athletes at the center of all their decision-making. Coach Carmen Bott describes the level of professionalism, service, and drive that all high-performance sport programs should embody.
If you want to get involved in the biggest trend in athletics—combine testing—Coach Carl Valle covers everything you need to know to provide an internal school combine, offer testing services to teams, or run a local combine for athletes of various abilities and sports.
Coach Craig Pickering explores how computer games and virtual reality may help athletes improve their cognitive, visual-perceptive, and skill-based performance without adding to their physical load.