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How to improve sports performance using training variation

Currently, single-sport, year-round training is a common platform used to develop youth athletes. The utilization of training principles such as periodization (progressive cycling of various aspects of a training program during a specific period) and variation (making small changes in...

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How much is too much during high school soccer tryouts?

The science behind sports and performance training has advanced as professionals have worked to identify the best training strategies for developing their athletes. This includes the right amount of training load that will prepare athletes to meet their sport demands...

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What are the benefits of off-season training?

Young athletes rarely have an off-season or a general preparation phase of training due to year-round sports training. Do not fear, it is a great time to allow your body to heal, renew, and focus on the basics. It is not a time to do nothing, but to do something different. Preparation is key to...

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Training Strategies Built on Sound Principles

The power of coaching, sports science, and sports medicine are directly correlated to the power of the PST process. The PST process stands for principles that drive strategies that drive techniques. Principles are fundamental truths that serve as the foundation for a chain of reasoning. It is...

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What is missing in competitive youth sports?

At the highest level of sport, coaches and performance and medical teams all work together for the benefit of the athletes. It has been shown that athletes stay healthier when good communication exists between the coaching, performance, and medical staff. They each have a different focus, but...

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How To Incorporate Recovery Into Year-round Training

Young athletes rarely have an off-season or a general preparation phase of training due to year-round sports training. Do not fear, it is a great time to allow your body to heal, renew, and focus on the basics. It is not a time to do nothing, but to do something different. Preparation is...

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Building Resilience In Athletes

What are the qualities that differentiate the “injury-prone” from the "resilient" athlete? If we can identify these qualities, then we can develop these qualities within our athletes to improve performance and reduce injury risk. Two qualities of a resilient athlete are: 1) higher aerobic...

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Avoiding Injury During Adolescent Musculoskeletal Growth

The development of young athletes is a systematic, complex process, which requires a long-term plan. Parents and young athletes should realize that continual sport-specific participation alone, will not always create the needed catalyst to develop athletes to their highest potential. With...

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Performance Nutrition For Youth Athletes

Nutrition is one of the 5 pillars of health and is a critical component to helping athletes perform at their best. Both nutrition and performance nutrition are components of long-term athletic development that can start today when parents, athletes, and coaches understand and implement best...

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Differences In Female vs Male Athlete Training

Increasing numbers of women are participating in sport, across an expanding variety of different sport types. To match this upward trend in participation, it is important to take into account particular considerations for exercising women. Rather than simply applying the blueprint that has been...

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