Like most track and field coaches, Rob Assise believes the sport has great benefits for high school athletes involved in a multitude of other sports. Here, he lists 11 reasons why non-track athletes should join their school’s track and field team.
This article covers six emerging trends in EMS for sports rehabilitation, including techniques that boost the value of conventional training. These include the best practices of the therapists and coaches doing complicated rehabilitation of athletes and fixing botched return-to-play programs.
In addition to serving as a strategy to help athletes compete better in their sport, backpedaling also helps develop levels of coordination, mobility, stability, and general movement qualities. Coach and athletic movement specialist Lee Taft details three different strategies that coaches can use to get the most out of training their athletes to backpedal.
Cameron Josse believes there’s one major issue resulting in hamstring and hip problems in team sport players, and that’s what he calls the “butt-kicking epidemic,” which centers around upright sprinting mechanics. In this article, he explains the different forms of this problem and presents drills and cues that successfully solved the issue in his athletes.
The deficit reverse lunge is not new, but better science and practice of the movement have shown that it’s a valuable exercise for strength coaches to have in their arsenal. Coach Valle takes an in-depth look at this simple but effective weight room exercise.
In this week’s Friday Five, we speak to Robin Thorpe, a sports scientist with experience in recovery and load monitoring. Dr. Thorpe reviews what you need to know to optimize recovery and regeneration with your athletes, including fatigue monitoring, cryotherapy, and so much more.
Many of Coach Pata’s athletes hit new maxes in the middle or end of their season when they apply his ladder system and do velocity-based sets and reps. What’s more, the coaches can use the accompanying performance data plus observational data to predict game performance.
Elite athletes are known to have some of the most challenging oral health issues, even if they brush and floss. And poor oral health can lead to a sub-par performance when you hit the court, floor, ice, or diamond. This post examines why and offers ways to keep the mouth healthy.
There was a time when Coach Bryan Mann thought that training the calf was just a waste of time. But he has changed his mind, especially on the utility of the seated calf raise exercise, for reasons that he explains here.
Coach Carl Valle considers the evolution of barbell movement monitoring, from the tracking of its speed and load to the more complex and holistic inclusion of athlete technique and interaction of the body and barbell load.