As a former college soccer player and almost physical therapist, Eric Udelson is fascinated by human physiology and human performance, especially in sports. Here, he talks about the necessary adaptations that athletes must make going from high school to collegiate sports, and how those enhancements, in turn, help them become better athletes.
If strength and conditioning coaches want to be able to guide a successful program, we need to get our sport coaches on board. Coach Mark Hoover discusses several common personalities of team coaches, and the best approach to working with them for the benefit of all.
People love summer for a variety of reasons. For coaches, it’s a great time to make progress with both athlete and professional development. Coach Carmen Pata presents a five-point game plan for summertime that will benefit your athletes, and you.
Interested in advice from a cutting-edge researcher for applying sport science concepts in a performance program? This week’s Friday Five is with Dr. Pedro Alcaraz, a leading researcher in strength development and sport science who explains how to take research and implement it practically in a team setting.
While SimpliFaster has comprehensively covered the art and science of medicine ball training, this article looks at med balls for conditioning—a limited, but valuable, endeavor.
Coach Stewart Marshall makes the case that the use of blood flow restriction training can achieve even better speed development results than traditional post-activation potentiation when used as a precursor to sprints.
From resistance training to top speed to full squats—there are a lot of misconceptions affecting the physical training of soccer athletes. Coach Mike Whiteman challenges seven of the most common soccer training myths, giving effective strategies to change current philosophies and benefit athlete development.
Want to get insight into a synthesis of the modern research on muscle tension, periodization, and recovery? If so, check out this week’s Friday Five with Coach Evan Peikon.
Coach Valle believes that the overhead squat is one of the best teaching tools you can use in strength and conditioning. Although it may not have great direct transfer value for sports performance, the overhead squat can make a big training difference with athletes. Read on to find out how.
Before the 2018 season, our coaching staff for the Downers Grove South girls’ high school cross country team decided we need to improve speed development. Our team could run solid races, but we were looking for ways to get faster and have stronger finishes. By emphasizing speed, strength, and injury prevention, our program earned its first state trophy, earning 3rd place behind two national powerhouses.